Category Archives: fire

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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Council issue warning after fire in refuse lorry

West Lancashire Borough Council and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have issued an appeal to local residents. They are asking that people to not put hot ashes in their refuse bin after a fire in a collection vehicle. The warning has come after an incident when a collection crew on a round in Burscough in April noticed smoke was coming

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Storm troopers hoping to force you to get your car washed

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are inviting all West Lancashire residents to come along to their Skelmersdale Fire Station for their annual Charity Car Wash. The charity event is taking place from 10am-4pm on Saturday the 28th of April. The event is supporting the Paddlers For Life charity, which helps those suffering from breast cancer. As well as getting a

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