Wildfire on Shawforth Moor near Bacup

Date: 19/03/2022

Time: 14:43:00

Address: Shawforth Moor, near Bacup

Incident Number: 2203007013

UPDATE: 18:10 This incident has been reduced to three fire engines plus special appliances. Firefighters are damping down hot areas and making sure no further pockets of fire remain.


Eight fire engines from Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, along with the wildfire burn team from Bacup, special appliances including a Hagglund all-terrain vehicle and water bowser, and the air support unit are in attendance at a wildfire on Shawforth Moor near Bacup. The area of land affected is approximately 1km in size.

Please avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed if you’re nearby and affected by smoke.