Address: Bolton Road, Darwen
Incident Number: 2005011229
UPDATE 02/06/20 20:47 – Two fire engines remain at this incident overnight.
UPDATE 02/06/20 07:00 – The fire is now under control. At 8 am this morning, the number of fire engines at the scene will increase from four to eight and firefighters will be damping down hot spots for the rest of the day.
UPDATE 01/06/20 20:36 – four fire engines will remain at this incident overnight until firefighting can resume in full at first light.
UPDATE 01/06/2020 18:30 – 10 fire engines remain at the scene of this fire battling the fire and working to bring it under control. Our burn team will be working in to the late evening to create fire breaks which will help contain the fire. Firefighters will remain at the scene overnight and into the morning.
UPDATE 31/05/2020 20:13 – We’ve worked with multiple partners including United Utilities, Lancashire Police, Communtity 4×4 Response and Bolton Mountain Rescue to respond jointly to this incident today. Four fire engines will remain at the site overnight until firefighting can resume in full at first light.
UPDATE 31/05/20 07:10 – Eight fire engines along with wildfire teams, the air support unit and specialist appliances resumed firefighting at first light. The fire is affecting approximately 5km of moorland.
Please avoid the area, particularly trails along the Witton Weaver’s Way. Road closures are in place including Turton Road. Travelling to the scene by vehicle, bike or on foot, may block access for emergency vehicles and hamper our response.
If you’re nearby and affected by smoke, stay indoors and keep your windows and doors closed.
UPDATE 22:00hrs – There are eight fire engines in attendance alongside a Polaris vehicle, two hagglund vehicles and the burn team. The fire front is approximately 1.5km by 44m.
Firefighters from Darwen were called to reports of a fire in the open near Bolton Road, Darwen. On arrival firefighters requested further crews attend. Eight fire engines are being used to tackle the fire from both Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue. Firefighters are currently using aqua packs and beaters to bring the fire under control.