Moor fire: Teams from three fire stations plus specialist unit called to tackle first major Calderdale moor fire of the year

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Scores of firefighters were called to put out a large moor fire in Calderdale last night.

The teams from Halifax, Todmorden and Keighley stations plus a specialist wildfire unit were scrambled to the moorland near Gaddings Dam, between Todmorden and Walsden, at 6.33pm.

Firefighters said a large area of moorland was on fire and they used a specialist wildfire vehicle – the Argo Cat – as well as beaters to put out the flames.

Anyone who sees a fire in progress should call 999.