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Fire crews remain at Belmont moor blaze

  • 4-30-2011

A fire on the moors between Bolton and Chorley is still burning more than 24 hours after it first began.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire in Belmont at 1005 BST on Friday.

Firefighters from Greater Manchester joined the effort to control the blaze, which covered several square miles on both Anglezarke Moor and Wheeton Moor.

A large amount of smoke from the fire was drifting towards Chorley and people are being warned to avoid the area.

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