Fire at former pit site

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a deliberate fire at the former Manton Pit side on Friday evening.

Around 1,000 square metres of grass and undergrowth was destroyed in the fire which started around 6.20pm.

Fire crews from Worksop and Retford spent around three hours extinguishing it.

A spokesman for Notts Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was started deliberately and an investigation was now underway.