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Watch Preston wildfire specialists fighting moorland fires near Darwen

Posted on - 8th May, 2016 - 8:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Videos

Specialist wildfire crews from Preston are out on the moors near Darwen tackling a major fire.

They have joined more than 10 fire crews at Broadhead Road, between Darwen and Edgeworth.

Video footage from the scene shows the flames racing along the moors.

Preston Fire Station has sent two crews to the fires, which are understood to have been started deliberately.

Fire crews tackling the flames on the moors near Darwen

Fire crews tackling the flames on the moors near Darwen

The Polaris unit from Preston is racing across the moors providing support. It carries 200 litres of water and has three hoses.

The Preston specialist team at work

The Preston specialist team at work

The fires began around 4pm on Sunday (May 8.)

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