FIREFIGHTERS from Keighley are helping to tackle a large blaze on Marsden Moor, which broke out at the weekend and is still burning.

A specialist wildfire unit based at Keighley fire station went to the scene at 5am today to support the operation.

Thirteen fire engines from West Yorkshire, two from Greater Manchester plus wildfire units are currently battling to put out the blaze – which began on Sunday evening.

A helicopter is also assisting.

The public is being asked to stay away from the area.

The fire has severely damaged a precious area for rare birds and was "caused by people", according to the landowner, the National Trust.