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A grassland fire is tackled at a beauty spot

by Kayden Collins
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A grassland fire is tackled at a beauty spot

Firefighters have been at the scene of a large fire at a Cheshire beauty spot.

Crews were deployed to The Cloud near Congleton just before 02:30 BST.

A large amount of grassland was affected by the blaze and firefighters worked through the night to contain the flames.

The Cloud is a steep hill offering panoramic views of the Cheshire Plain which is popular with walkers and mountain bikers.

Crews dampening down after the large grass fire in Congleton
The Cloud is a Congleton beauty spot popular with walkers and bikers

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service deployed fire engines from Congleton, Macclesfield, Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Bollington and Poynton.

It said the fire was extinguished by 10:15 BST, with crews remaining at the scene until 13:00 BST to monitor hotspots.

The fire is believed to have been started accidentally.

The damage after the fire at the Congleton beauty spot
Crews left the scene at about 13:00 BST

Source: BBC

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