Firefighters put out blaze near sailing club

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in woodland near to Errwood Sailing Club at Errwood Reservoir.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 15th May 2016, 7:56 am
Updated Sunday, 15th May 2016, 9:00 am

The fire was discovered in woodland, off Sandy Lane, Buxton, about 9.20pm, on Saturday, May 14.

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A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said the fire could be seen some distance away and crews had to be mobilised on foot to reach the location.

Buxton firefighters used water backpacks to put out the fire and make the area safe within 40 minutes.