A joint exercise was held near Sedbergh to teach fire crews how to tackle a wildfire.

The Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service hosted the training in Lilymere, welcoming colleagues from seven neighbouring crews for a day of 'shared learning and joint working'.

Along with Sedbergh Fire Station, responders came from Windermere, Appleby, Keswick, Millom, Silloth, Grange-over-Sands and Penrith.

The Westmorland Gazette: Over 80 delegates took part in the exerciseOver 80 delegates took part in the exercise (Image: Cumbria Fire and Rescue)

The fire service said: "The exercise involved a simulated rubbish fire on the open fell that had burned out of control, with teams facing the challenge of developing the tactics and deploying their specialist skills and equipment to stop the spread and extinguish the fire.

"The successful exercise – involving over 80 delegates – further strengthened the relationships and understanding between our respective services, which is imperative on the occasions when we cross borders to work alongside each other on major incidents."