Firefighters in Cumbria are still controlling a wild fire near the Cogra Moss reservoir which it has now been revealed is 4km square.

Emergency services have asked the public to steer clear of the area, which is situated between Blake Fell and Lamplugh.

When the wild fire broke out yesterday (Saturday, February 13, 2021), 20 fronts were in place to tackle the blaze.

Incident commander Mark Nicholson has said that high winds are making the fire unpredictable.

Five fire appliances are involved in the response including Workington Fire Station, Whitehaven Fire Station, Keswick, Appleby and Winderemere.

Appleby, Windermere and Keswick are specialist wild fire teams.

The incident commander has asked members of the public to stay away from the area.

However, if a member of the public finds themselves in the area in danger, they must make their way to low ground as quickly as possible.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Fire and Rescue has said this morning: "The fire continues to burn and crews are still on hand working hard to contain it. Local residents are still advised to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke still being generated."