Update: Catstones Moor

Six fire engines from across West Yorkshire remain at Catstones Moor, Keighley Road, Cullingworth this morning (July 9).

Around 35 firefighters are extinguishing any remaining pockets of fire as they flare up.

The Fire Service was called shortly after 3pm yesterday (July 8th) and over 50 firefighters (and 12 fire engines) were initially involved in tackling the fire which covered an area of 200 metres by 200 metres.

They worked in extreme heat conditions to bring the blaze under control.

The Fire Service was assisted by the Police helicopter.

This morning Incident Commander Ben Bush said: “We are working in much better conditions today as the temperature and the heat has dropped. Firefighters are extinguishing pockets of fire as they appear. There was a lot of smoke coming off the moorland and our message to the public is to shut doors and windows if you are still being affected by this.

“It is likely that fire crews will be in the area for the most part of today and we ask the public to kindly avoid the area so we can continue our work.”

 

 

Fire engines in attendance today are from the following stations:

Keighley

Bingley

Illingworth

Fairweather Green

Shipley

Bradford

Ossett