22-year-old arrested on suspicion of arson over Winter Hill fire

A 22-year-old man fhas been arrested in connection with a moorland fire at Winter Hill in Lancashire.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 1:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:18 pm
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in the Pennines

In a statement, Lancashire Police said: "Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue are carrying out a joint investigation into the cause of a fire at Winter Hill near Bolton.

"Fire crews continue to tackle the blaze which broke out yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

"The origin and cause of the fire remain unknown.

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"One man, aged 22, from Bolton, has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life."

Fire crews will work throughout the night to prevent a moorland fire spreading in Winter Hill, Lancashire Fire and Rescue said.

The service added 15 fire engines are on the scene after the blaze broke out on Thursday.