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More Pictures Of Mossley Moorland Fire

(all pictures: Sarah Roberts)

Here are some more images of Tuesday evening’s moorland fire, which broke out near Micklehurst Cricket Club on Buckton Moor above Mossley. It’s thought the blaze was started deliberately.

The fire sent smoke across Mossley, Greenfield and further afield. It was put out by the fire brigade, with help from Diggle-based Pennine Helicopters, in a little over an hour.

The photos were sent in by Saddleworth News reader Sarah Roberts, so many thanks to her.

You can see more pictures and get more information about the fire in earlier articles from Saddleworth News here and here.

One Comment

  • Emma Jones says:

    I used to live in Micklehurst and this happened in the exact same place back in 2003 I think it was but it was much, much worse. I spent hours photographing it, following it and was there before the fire engines. Was very scary, surreal and a huge loss of wildlife.

    I can’t begin to imagine what makes people want to set a fire to the ground they walk on, it’s completely daft and brainless.

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