FIREFIGHTERS were called to a large area of grassland which was ablaze.

Crews attended Colliers Moss North at Bold shortly after 3.15pm on Easter Monday, April 5.

A "large area of grassland" was on fire, a spokeswoman said.

Crews extinguished the flames and spent around 45 minutes at the scene.

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A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "Firefighters were called to Bold Forest Park, St Helens, on Monday, April 5, shortly after 3.15pm. One fire engine attended.

"On arrival crews found a large area of grass land on fire. Firefighters used beaters and pac liders (water tanks on their backs with pump action hoses) to extinguish the fire.

"Crews left the scene at 4.02pm."