A huge fire has broken out in Parkgate.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said, “Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving around 500 square metres of marshland. Four fire engines from Cheshire and two from Merseyside are at the scene.
“Crews are using beaters and hose reel jets to fight the fire.”There are two areas of fire spreading around the marshland.
“Fire breaks have been put in place to protect nearby properties. Two main jets and hose reels are in use.
“Police have been advised as it is suspected that the fire has been started deliberately. A fire investigator will also attend.
“One fire engine from Powey Lane, one from Ellesmere Port, two from Chester and two from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance.”
A police cordon is in place to keep crowds of onlookers away from the scene. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.
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One early eyewitness, Peter Guy, said, “Looks like the marshes are on fire – it’s absolutely huge and is getting bigger.
“Caught fire so quickly and is spreading right up Parkgate parade.”
Information on the precise details of the Parkgate fire is not currently available, but mywikilearn.com will update as the story develops.