Grass fire in Bacup

Date: 15/04/2019

Time: 14:25:00

Address: Deansgreave Road, Bacup

Incident Number: 1904005756

At 14:25 six fire engines from Lancashire and Greater Manchester fire attended a grass fire on Deansgreave Road, Bacup. Two pumps from Bacup, Rawtenstall, the burns team and Manchester appliances are in attendance along with the air support unit. The fire is reported to be approximately three hectares. Crews are currently making their way to the scene by foot with blowers.

UPDATE 16:45 the incident has been scaled back to four fire engines from Lancashire and the soft track vehicle. The air support unit was deployed a second time to check on progress and determine the extent of fire.  Crews from Manchester and West Yorkshire (who were later deployed to the incident) were released from the incident. Crews used a tract vehicle with extinguishing capability and hand beaters.

UPDATE 20:17 one fire engine from Rawtenstall remains at the incident dampening down hotspots