Moorland - Marsden

30 May 2023
Outdoor fire
Wessenden Road, Marsden
Update 09:00

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Firefighters are in attendance at a wildfire on Marsden Moor. Crews were called at around 7:30pm yesterday (30 May) to the fire at Butterley Reservoir, Wessenden Road in Marsden. Firefighters have extinguished the flame fronts but are now eliminating hot spots. Appliances currently in attendance are Meltham, Keighley, Slaithwaite, Halifax, Holmfirth and Skelmanthorpe. A drone is in use and the Argocat and Polaris is in attendance with wildfire support. The cause of this new fire will be investigated. It is too early to say if this is connected to similar wildfire which took hold in this location last week.”


Moorland 400m x 400m involved. Crews are using blowers, beaters, landrovers, fogging units and the Polaris with additional support from Game keepers. 

Crews from Slaithwaite, Holmfirth, Skelmanthorpe, Todmorden, Keighley, Holmfirth and Halifax in attendance with supporting officers.