Crews tackle moorland fire

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FIREFIGHTERS spent yesterday morning dealing with the remains of a large moorland fire which broke out in Castleton the night before.

Crews were informed of the blaze on Hollowford Road at 8.55pm on Monday, and found three separate seats of fire.

Firefighters from Bradwell, Hathersage, Buxton and Chapel-en-le Frith stations tackled the blaze, but at one point had to withdraw and use a 45m hosereel jet to fight the flames from afar because the incident was deemed too dangerous.

Yesterday morning they were still using water-filled backpacks and beaters to ensure all the flames were out.

In Rotherham a shed went up in flames after embers from a chiminea set fire to decking.

Firefighters who dealt with the incident on Braithwell Road, Maltby, spent hours cooling two gas cylinders found in the burning shed to prevent them exploding.