Helicopter brought in by the fire service to help fight the fire on Marsden Moor Yorkshire News

A helicopter has been recruited to help firefighters tackle a large fire on Marsden Moor in West Yorkshire.

Firefighters address any resurgence of a wildfire on Marsden Moor
Firefighters address any resurgence of a wildfire on Marsden Moor

Crews were stationed on the moor overnight after the fire that broke out Sunday night.

Huge plumes of smoke could be seen for miles after the fire broke out.

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The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service issued a statement at 6.30am this morning (April 27) warning people to stay away from the moor.

It read: “Our crews continue to respond to the fire on Marsden Moor.

“We now have 13 fire trucks on the scene, plus 2 from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and specialist bushfire units from Todmorden, Holmfirth, Skelmanthorpe and Slaithwaite.

“A helicopter will also support our and our partners’ work again today. Please stay out of the area and off Marsden Moor.”

Only four crews were on site yesterday, but that number steadily increased as the day progressed. WYFRS said that at its peak, the fire had a flame front of one mile.

The helicopter has been collecting water from the nearby Butterly Reservoir to throw it into the fire.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 06:56:18