Calderdale’s specialist team called to moorland fire

Todmorden fire fighters Craig Hartley and Yannis Kiriakos with new moorland fire fighting equipment.
Todmorden fire fighters Craig Hartley and Yannis Kiriakos with new moorland fire fighting equipment.

Todmorden fire crews were called to a moorland blaze in Huddersfield covering an area of 400 hectares.

Along with firefighters from Holmfirth, Huddersfield and Elland, they spent over four hours tackling the fire on moorland in Marsden off New Hey Road from 12.25pm on Saturday.

Firefighters from Todmorden assisted using specialist off road units and high powered back pack blowers to prevent the fire from spreading.