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Ongoing Moorland Fire - Baslow

At 12:03 hours Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to attend a moorland fire near Baslow.

Firefighters from Dronfield, Chesterfield, Bradwell, Matlock and two crews from Staveley are currently being assisted by a Water Carrier from Staveley, Control Unit from Buxton, Argocat from Glossop, moorland firefighting equipment from New Mills and a National Trust firefighting team at the fire.

Crews are currently dealing with five hectares of moorland on fire and will continue to do so until nightfall were an assessment will be made regarding progress and the continuation of firefighting activities.

Incident Commander, Group Manager Steve Wells said: “Firefighters are currently working tremendously hard fighting what is an extremely large area of moorland on fire. We currently have six pumps in attendance along with special appliances and are being assisted by the Peak District National Park’s Fire Operations Group.”