Video shows scale of moorland fire at Ladybower Reservoir

This video shows the scale of a moorland blaze that firefighters have been dealing with near to Ladybower Reservoir.

Firefighters found a camping stove at the seat of the fire near Ladybower Reservoir
Firefighters found a camping stove at the seat of the fire near Ladybower Reservoir

Crews were called to the fire at Win Hill Edge at Bamford at 3.42pm on Tuesday.

Six fire appliances, a water carrier and moorland equipment attended the scene, with five crews attending this morning.

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One firefighter at the scene also discovered the likely cause of the blaze – a burnt-out camp stove that was used despite visitors being urged not to use such appliances amid record high temperatures.

And a Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said people were seen having barbecues in the area while firefighters were tackling this blaze.