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Rakes Moss Moorland Fire - Day 3 Evening Update

Firefighters have continued to work throughout the day to fight a fire that started burning on Thursday 23 April at Rakes Moss off the A628 Crowden to Glossop.


For the third day, Fire Crews from Derbyshire and Greater Manchester, supported by landowners United Utilities, have worked to extinguish the fire using a combination of beaters, specialist Argo cat vehicles with high pressure hoses and two helicopters.


The fire is now surrounded and Firefighters are continuing to damp down hot spots and prevent any further spread.  Work will continue until early evening when firefighting operations will cease and for safety, Firefighters will withdraw from the moors. Firefighters will return to the scene at 6am on Sunday morning.


Throughout the incident volunteers from the Salvation Army have been in attendance, providing much needed food and refreshments to the crews working in the heat and challenging conditions.


A huge thank you goes out to the Salvation Army for providing this support.


More than 50 Derbyshire Firefighters from Glossop, Bolsover, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Bakewell, Buxton, Alfreton, Wirksworth and Staveley, supported by colleagues from Greater Manchester are currently at the scene.