FIREFIGHTERS were called out to tackle a tree fire in Tabley yesterday evening, Thursday.

One fire engine from Knutsford Fire Station was dispatched to the blaze in the open on Flittogate Lane shortly after 5pm.

On arrival, they found a pile of tree scrub and wood which had been set alight and had been left unattended.

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The blaze was also in close proximity to nearby trees and outbuildings.

Fire crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire before returning to the station.