Firefighters tackle another moorland blaze

Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling a moorland fire near Wainstalls this afternoon.

They were called to land off Cold Edge Road at around 1.30pm, where a 500 square metre area was ablaze.

A crew from Illingworth and a specialist moorland fire response unit dealt with the incident.

It was the second wildfire in four days.

On Friday afternoon, a fire spanning four miles broke out on Baitings Moor, Soyland.

More than 50 firefighters spent two and a half hours tackling the flames.

The recent dry, hot weather has created tinderbox conditions across Calderdale.

Yorkshire Water is urging people to take extra care while out enjoying the countryside and not to start fires, drop cigarette butts or bottles.