Road shut as moorland fire burns

POLICE have closed Cragg Road in Cragg Vale after a moorland fire spread close to the road.

The blaze was just six feet from the road when police decided to close it for the safety of drivers at 6.25pm this evening (Tuesday).

Insp Dave Browning said: “I would ask people to bear with us as the fire service and ourselves make sure everyone is safe. We will open the road again as soon as we can.

“We are trying to minimise disruption by setting up diversions.”