Firefighters came out to reports of a fire in a wooded area just off Woodhouse Lane in Sale at around 3pm today 20 July 2022.

The fire was put out after firefighters gained control just after 5.30pm, On the scene one fireman told us this was possibly done deliberately.

We saw how devastating the fire was and the area behind the mobile phone mast now looks like someone had thrown black soil over the land which is owned by United Utilities.

Another fireman told us that the fire stretched out very close to Carrington Lane although we believe the distance to less than what was said as we checked and no land anywhere near Carrington Lane was damaged although the fire was approaching Moss Cottage.

With the extreme heat of the past few days these areas are bone dry and one lit cigarette thrown and we are looking at a huge fire.

Distance estimated from information from a two firemen at the scene

This same area has already seen big fires in the past and here we are again! this one though as the firemen we spoke with agree was gigantic.

From the information we have got fortunately no member of the public or pet was hurt in this fire.