Published July 5, 2018 at 15:52
Firefighters tackling the huge moorland blaze on Winter Hill have created an exclusion zone.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service wants people to stay away from the area – which stretches from Rivington Pike to Horrocks Moor – for their own safety and to prevent more fires.
With more fine weather to come over the next few days and into the weekend, @BoltonMRT have provided this. It shows the areas we need people to stay clear of; not only for public safety but to help us maintain the progress we've made so we can give you back full access ASAP pic.twitter.com/61i1EF3TCY
— Lancashire Fire (@LancashireFRS) July 5, 2018
Around 20 fire engines remain at Winter Hill along with specialist wildfire fighting teams, helicopters, a drone and mountain rescue units. Crews from Lancashire and Manchester are being supported by firefighters from other areas to tackle the blaze which started a week ago.