FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a fire opposite Sankey Valley Country Park in Haydock last night.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Whittle Avenue, Haydock, on Thursday, August 3.

Crews were alerted at 9.13pm and on scene at 9.20pm.

On arrival crews found a quantity of hay on fire in a field.

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Residents reported that the fire had developed in dry cut grass adjacent to the footpath into Sankey Valley park.

Firefighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and left the scene at 10.02pm.

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