Drone footage shows damage caused by fire on Kinder Scout

Drone footage captured by Buxton Mountain Rescue team shows the aftermath of a fire on Kinder Scout this week.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:32 pm

The footage shows the damage caused by the fire, which occurred on Monday.

Crews from New Mills, Glossop and Hathersage attended the deep seated fire in peat and were helped by colleagues from a number of agencies, including mountain rescue teams.

Among those attending were Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s drone section who were initially asked to help the fire crews identify the specific area on fire.

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Firefighters at the scene on Kinder Scout
Firefighters at the scene on Kinder Scout

Once they arrived at the site, they found that fire crews already on scene had successfully extinguished the fire.

The team were then asked to launch a drone and look for hot spots, as well as photograph the area. They were also asked to help locate any water sources on the plateau.

For more information on Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, see their website or Facebook page.