Derby

Park ranger hurt in Ladybower Reservoir 'barbecue' blaze

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Media captionDerbyshire Fire and Rescue said they were yet to determine the cause of the fire

A park ranger has been taken to hospital after an "extensive" fire on moorland in the Peak District.

The blaze near Ladybower Reservoir on Monday afternoon was started by a disposable barbecue, a spokesman for the site said.

At its height 50 firefighters tackled the blaze and crews are continuing to dampen down.

A park ranger was injured when a 4x4 vehicle overturned but is not thought to have life threatening injuries.

Bob Curry from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said a helicopter would be used to drop water from above.

The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

Image caption Bob Curry from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said the fire had been "quite extensive"

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