Woodland blaze near school in Matlock

Firefighters were on the scene
Firefighters were on the scene

Firefighters had to extinguish a fire near a secondary school in Matlock.

At just before 6am today, Saturday, June 23, a crew from Matlock were called to reports of a small fire still smouldering in woodland near Highfields School, Upper Lumsdale.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews used water backpacks and spades to extinguish the fire.”