Wildfire in Darwen

Date: 07/04/2020

Time: 17:10:00

Address: Sunnyhurst Lane, Darwen

Incident Number: 2004002287

Eight fire engines were called to a wildfire off Sunnyhurst Lane, Darwen. 50 firefighters used leaf blowers, aqua packs and beaters to extinguish the fire which was 400 metres by 100 metres. Smaller pockets of fire are now being monitored. Our firefighters are working with United Utilities and Lancashire Police to make the scene safe and establish the cause of the fire. No injuries have been reported.

Update at 21:30

Three fire engines remain at the scene. Crews are making the scene safe and extinguishing the last remaining hot spots.