News archive 2019
Countryside fire reminder after big blaze
February 27, 2019
Fire spread for several miles across the unseasonally dry moorland of Close Moss on the approach to Standedge, fanned by a breeze after another day of record high February temperatures across the region. The moorland is part of the National Trust Marsden Moor estate just outside the
Barbecues, dropped cigarettes and rubbish such as glass bottles are easily preventable causes of moorland fires.