Manure fire at Middleton Top

Firefighters from Wirksworth were called to extinguish a manure fire, amid fears it would ignite an adjacent hay barn.

At 1.34pm on Sunday, July 14, crews attended the fire on the B5035 road at Middleton Top.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered a pile of burning manure – right next to a hay barn.

Two hose-reel jets were used to tackle the blaze and crews left the scene at 3.04pm.