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RECAP: Moorland fire at Winter Hill


RECAP: Moorland fire at Winter Hill

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    The Winter Hill fire so far:
  • -Two fires at Winter Hill and Horrocks Moor merged
  • -Fire declared a major incident
  • -Flames have spread across five square miles
  • -Firefighting efforts are being led by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
  • -Trenches dug around nearby homes to try and protect them
  • -Efforts are concentrating on safeguarding the television transmitter and communication masts at Winter Hill
  • -22-year-old from Bolton and 20-year-old Wigan man arrested and released under investigation
  • -July 12, rain falls on Winter Hill for the first time since the fire started


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