30 foot high flames could be seen across the Macclesfield skyline last weekend after more than 10 acres of Bosley Cloud set ablaze on Saturday evening.
The fire, which burned for almost 19 hours, prompted local chiefs to warn the public about the dangers of using the countryside over the summer, in the hope they can avoid a repeat of the devastation.
More than 60 fire-fighters were called in from around the region to battle the fire, with local residents commenting it looked like a ‘volcano’ on the horizon.
Fire officials have warned locals to properly clear away smoking materials and BBQ’s in the hope they can avoid a similar fire over the summer. Paul Hancock, chief Fire Officer commented: “I am urging people to follow our advice and take extra care.”