Smoke from large gorse fire on Helsby Hill affecting visibility on the M56
Firefighters have been dealing with a large fire spreading across the top of Helsby Hill.
It involves a large amount of gorse which has been spread by the wind.
Crews are using hose reels to tackle the blaze and bring it under control.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said:
“The incident is affecting visibility on the M56 motorway nearby due to the smoke, and drivers are advised to drive carefully along this stretch.”
Green watch have been dealing with a fire on Helsby Hill this evening with a coordinated effort from Powey Lane @EPortFS & @FrodshamFire, although it did look spectacular earlier on crews are now working to extinguish hot spots to make the area safe. pic.twitter.com/lKLmrXl6sT
— Powey Lane Fire Station (@PoweyLaneFS) June 29, 2018
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