Fire started on outskirts of racecourse

A gang of youths set fire to land on the outskirts of Haydock Race Course in the early hours of this morning.

Saturday, 29th April 2017, 9:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:06 pm
Firefighters were called out in the early hours

Wigan firefighters put out a fire on Ashton Heath at around 6.20am on Saturday on land backing onto the racecourse.

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The fire had been deliberately started in a pile of leaves and twigs.

No one was injured and no investigation is taking place into the incident.