WINTER HILL FIRE: Your reaction after man is arrested

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After a 22-year-old Bolton man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, here's how you reacted on social media.

If this is true then he should be held accountable for all the people who may have died / been injured because of the shortages in firefighters not being able to do their ‘everyday’ roles.

Firefighters tackling a moorland fire at Winter Hill near Rivington.

Firefighters tackling a moorland fire at Winter Hill near Rivington.

Karl John Draper-Firth

What a low life not realising the devastation it has caused

Rosalind Critchley

Absolute idiot , no excuse for this , make him work with the others to put it out then lock him up somewhere very hot

Gill Steen

Why though? What do you get out of setting fire to moorland?

Heather Wood

What a Neanderthal- probably killed wild animals & birds

Helen Weaver

Lets see what the judge says no doubt a stupid lenient sentence

Viv Kerry

I don't understand this, why would someone start this fire? As if they couldn't see the devastation already caused over at Saddleworth! If it turns out he has started this fire deliberately I hope they throw the book at him for the impact it's had on our fire services

Judith Treaddell

Name and shame the stupid idiot

Susan Ward