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Firefighters tackle second wildfire in northern England
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Firefighters in northern England launched a "large-scale attack" on a new moorland blaze Sunday, as emergency responders continued to battle another nearby wildfire that has been burning all week. Crews from Manchester and the surrounding county of Lancashire are tackling a "rapidly developing, aggressive fire" that gained strength overnight after two big blazes merged north of Bolton, according to officials. "We increased firefighting efforts at 4:30 this morning in order to mount a large-scale attack on the fire fronts," Lancashire Fire Service said in a statement. read more


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