FIREFIGHTERS were called to reports of a fire in a field last night, Monday.

Crews arrived at 5.30pm and found that the fire, near Shorwell Close in Great Sankey, was approximately 10x10m and had been started by a farmer who was burning a quantity of logs, wood and hay.

After consulting with the farmer, a decision was taken to extinguish the fire as the smoke was affecting a nearby road.

The team from Penketh were detained at the scene for approximately two hours.