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UPDATE: Investigations into large moor fire near Bolton Abbey underway

Ilkley moor fire - Tues

Published at 5:58pm 23rd April 2019. (Updated at 8:40am 24th April 2019)

UPDATE: Barden Moor fire investigations underway

Investigations into the latest moorland fire in North Yorkshire are underway.

A blaze broke out at Barden Moor - between Bolton Abbey and Skipton - yesterday evening (Tuesday, 23 April).

Crews were called to the scene around 4pm.

A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (NYFRS) spokesperson said four hectares of moorland was "well alight".

Three fire engines were at the scene at the height of the blaze, along with an all terrain vehicle.

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters left the scene and it was left with local gamekeepers who would monitor the situation. 

 

Firefighters are currently tackling another moor fire in Yorkshire. 

  • It follows a large blaze on Ilkley Moor over the weekend
  • This time, a fire has broken out on Barden Moor, measuring approximately 4 hectares
  • The area of moorland is between Bolton Abbey and Skipton 
  • Crews from Skipton, Harrogate and Boroughbridge were called to the scene  
  • North Yorkshire Police say no one has been injured 
  • The A59 isn't affected, but drivers are being asked to avoid the area

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called at around 4pm this afternoon to Barden Moor. 

This area of moorland is between Bolton Abbey and Skipton

Crews from Skipton, Harrogate and Boroughbridge were initially called to the scene.  

Fire crews from North and West Yorkshire have spent all weekend tackling a moor fire on Ilkley Moor.

North Yorkshire Police are also at the scene. 

They've confirmed no one has been injured and are asking drivers to avoid the area. 

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue says firefighters have manged to surround the fire and two crews, including a specialist all terrain vehicle, remain on scene.

 

 

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