Firefighters were sent to tackle a grass fire on Friday afternoon which broke out in exactly the same spot as this time last year.

At 4.19pm on Friday, four fire engines from Burnley and Padiham mobilised to Crown Point Road in Burnley to extinguish a wildfire.

Crews used beaters and two jets to put out the flames, and were at the incident for around two hours.

On April 6 last year, firefighters spent the best part of three hours fighting a blaze at the exact same location.

A spokesperson for the brigade said: "At 4.19pm on April 16, four fire engines attended a wildfire on Crown Point Road, Burnley.

"Whilst in attendance, crews used beaters and two jets to extinguish the fire.

"Crews were in attendance for two hours."

Grass fire breaks out at Crown Point in Burnley

Posting on Twitter, crew manager at Padiham, Laura Herdman said: "Same place...different year.

"It's wildfire season and the first in 2021 for Padiham.

"This was followed swiftly by standby duties and other incidents."