Firefighters tackle Cheshire moorland blaze

Firefighters are tackling a large moorland blaze on a National Trust estate in Cheshire.

Lyme Park, near Disley, was closed to the public as 10 fire engines were sent to the scene on Thursday afternoon.

There have been no injuries reported but residents of the surrounding area have been warned to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution.

A firefighter at the scene in Lyme Park, near Manchester
A firefighter at the scene in Lyme Park, near Manchester (Steve Gribbon/PA)

Fire crews are tackling the blaze on three fronts to stop it spreading to nearby areas of woodland, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

They are being supported by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, using specialist moorland firefighting equipment.

Firefighters discovered a moorland fire covering around two square kilometres south of Knightslow woods after they were dispatched to Lyme Park at around 4.10pm.

The 1,400-acre estate on the edge of the Peak District is managed by the National Trust.

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