FIRE crews attended a grass fire at The Meadows, Chester, on Friday, April, 3.
A Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesman said: “The fire spread quite quickly due to the dry weather, covering a large area.
“Firefighters spent four to five hours tackling the blaze between about 4 and 8.30pm.
“It was quite a strange feeling standing up to our knees in marsh water fighting a fire.”
A nearby resident in Beeston View said: “It started in the afternoon and lasted into early evening. Three fire appliances attended.”