FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire at Delamere Forest yesterday.

One fire engine from Tarporley was sent to the forest at around 12.25pm where the crew found a fire covering around 20 square metres of land.

They were at the scene for around two-and-a-half hours.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire Service said: “At around 12.25pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Delamere Forest, near to Ashton Road in Norley, Frodsham.

“On arrival the crew discovered that rangers had doused the fire with water. However, around eight square metres of deep seated fire remained.

“Firefighters set up a water shuttle to get enough water to the area. They used the water to extinguish the fire, which affected an area measuring approximately 20 square metres.

“The crew then used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots to make sure that the area was safe. The affected area was left heavily soaked.”