FIREFIGHTERS tackled a large blaze on Risley Moss at the weekend that threatened to reach homes in Gorse Covert.

Crews were called shortly before 10pm on Friday night to reports of a grass fire on School Lane, Birchwood.

The team used specialist equipment to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for two hours and 30 minutes. 

Crews from Birchwood, Lymm and Warrington fire station attended the scene.