Grass fire in Ashleyhay

Firefighters from Matlock and Wirksworth tackled flames for over two hours yesterday (Thursday) when a field fire broke out.

At 1.45pm, crews attended the 400 square metre blaze at a field in Alport Lane, Ashleyhay.

Two hose-reel jets were used to extinguish the fire, which comprised of gorse and bushes, and crews left the scene at 4.12pm.