Category Archives: fire

Police find body in hunt for husband of stabbing victim

POLICE searching for wanted man John Cowley have found a body. At shortly after 11:30am on Thursday 18th October, officers found a body in a lake off Moody Lane in Mawdesley. Formal identification is yet to take place, but sadly it is believed to be that of Mr Cowley, 63. Police had been looking for him in connection with an

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Police want to speak to this person about the fire on Winter Hill

Lancashire Police would like to speak to the passenger in this car as part of their investigation into the large fire which started on Winter Hill on Thursday June 28. The car, a black Peugeot, registration MC16 ZNV, was seen in the area around the time the fire was first seen. Police have spoken to the driver as part of

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Lancashire fire service ask public to stay away from Winter Hill

With the fine weather set to continue for the next few days, Lancashire Fire and Rescue have retweeted an image showing the area they need people to stay away from. @BoltonMRT have provided an image showing the area which the public should avoid. This us not just for public safety but to help maintain the progress they have made in

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Aerial picture shows the devastation on Winter Hill

The Fire and Rescue Service have declared the fire on Winter Hill a ‘major incident’ after two large-scale moorland fire converged on the West Pennine Moors above Bolton. The brave men and women of the emergency services are nearly entering their sixth day of battling the fires on Winter Hill. The fires on Winter Hill and Horrocks Farm are now

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Rivington Pike and Winter Hill on fire and smoke can be seen for milesk

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team are currently deployed along with Lancashire Fire and Rescue service and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service tackling a large moorland fire. The blaze is in the vicinity of the Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike. People are advised to avoid the area from Pike Cottage to Lower House Car Park areas for their own safety and

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Why was it so smoky and hazy in West Lancs on Wednesday?

On Wednesday, West Lancs seemed to be quite smoky and hazy but it was not just the heat making the haze, it was intermingled with smoke. Two fires have been raging on moorlands, one in Rivington and one on Saddleworth Moor. These fires have seen smoke rise up miles in the sky and have caused people to evacuate their homes.

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