Five fire crews at North Staffordshire grass fire

Five fire engines are currently at the scene of a grass fire in North Staffordshire this afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the blaze shortly before 3pm today (Wednesday April 22).

A plume of smoke is visible across nearby areas of Stoke-on-Trent including Bucknall, Abbey Hulton and Northwood – with a number of readers contacting StokeonTrentLive.

The fire is understood to be off Eaves Lane.

A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said:  “We were called at 2.47pm to Wetley Moor Common, off Eaves Lane, Bucknall.

“Five appliances are there at the moment.

“It seems to be a grass fire.”

People are being asked to avoid the area as firefighters continue to work to bring the blaze under control.

We will bring you any further updates as we get them on the feed below.

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