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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.


Youths Blamed For Mossley Moorland Fire

Damping down after the fire. (picture: GPSJ News)

It seems the wildfire which broke out on Buckton Moor above Mossley on Tuesday evening was started deliberately. According to a local gamekeeper, three youths were chased away from the scene by farm hands.

Four fire engines, from stations in Mossley, Stalybridge and Hyde, were called out to tackle the fire, which was reported just before 7:30pm. It burned an area of grassland close to Micklehurst Cricket Club off Huddersfield Road, […]

Moorland Fire Above Mossley

A wildfire broke out on Buckton Moor above Mossley on Tuesday evening. It began near Micklehurst Cricket Club off Huddersfield Road shortly before 7:30pm, but was extinguished in little over an hour.

A chopper from Diggle-based Pennine Helicopters joined four fire engines, from Mossley, Stalybridge and Hyde, at the scene. A spokeswoman for the fire brigade described the blaze as a “large grass fire” and smoke from it spread across Greenfield.

The pictures were posted on Twitter by local […]