Huge thank you to brave fire crews who tackled Todmorden farm blaze

A Todmorden couple who have seen their farm buildings destroyed by a huge blaze have thanked brave firefighters for saving their home.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 11:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 12:08 pm
Peter Lobb overlooks the damage caused by the fire at Cyprus Farm, Todmorden.

Georgina White and Peter Lobb saw the fire spread across their land on Cyprus Farm which overlooks Dobroyd Castle on Saturday at 2.30pm. They battled to save their animals before firefighters arrived.

“We are so grateful for the fire crews from West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. They saved our house and they worked through an unbelievable and fierce fire,” said Georgina.

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Despite their best efforts six chickens, three turkeys and four ducks were killed.

Firefighters scaled back the operation and the last crew left at 9pm - five-and-a-half hours after the fire started.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.