UPDATE 17:30 The moorland fire is out and damping down is in progress. Crews are now leaving the area.


Crews from across West Yorkshire are in attendance at a Moorland Fire in Marsden. The fire is approx 300m x 300m and specialist Wildfire crews are dealing with the incident.

Crews were called to reports of a large area of moorland on fire near Gaddings Dam in the Waldsen area.  Specialist Wildfire crews attended, including one from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, and used the Argo Cat, which is a specialist wildfire vehicle, and beaters to put out the fire.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We are still in attendance at a wildfire on Marsden Moor which was contained overnight and now measures approximately 200m by 150m. Today firefighters will be damping down hot spots. Crews currently in attendance are Huddersfield, Shipley, Dewsbury and Huslet with wildfire support from Slaithwaite.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We have received several calls this morning to flames being seen on Marsden Moor near Deer Hill. It is thought the area has reignited following last week's fires in that area. Crews currently in attendance are wildfire specialists from Slaithwaite, Skelmanthorpe, Todmorden and Holmfirth. The all-terrain Polaris is also in attendance and firefighters are using beaters and blowers to help extinguish the flames of the burning area, which measures 50 square meters.

Ongoing incident in the Pule Hill area of Marsden moor, numerous fire appliances are dealing, public advised to stay away from the area. 

We are currently in attendance at a wildfire at Pule Hill, Marsden. Presently, 5 pumps (Fire Engines) are in attendance, alongside 2 wildfire officers, the drone team and Yorkshire Water.



Make pumps 5 Moorland Fire. Fire located near to Deer Hill Reservoir between Meltham and Marsden. Fire 200 metres x 300 metres, crews have used the Polaris vehicle, beaters, blowers and 3 jets.