Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Firefighters Race to Another Moorland Blaze

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Firefighters Race to Another Moorland Blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS were tackling a large blaze which ripped through the moors in Derbyshire yesterday.

Crews from Ashton and Hyde are using water backpacks to battle the flames above the village of Tintwistle, near the border with Tameside.

The blaze broke out at about 9pm last night, with photos from residents showing huge plumes of smoke billowing from the woodland.

Mitch Davies tweeted at 9.45pm: "Another fire on the moors, more near Tintwistle this time. Fire crews are there! Let's hope it gets put out soon! Sad times."

James Goddard, @jimmy_goddard, added: "Not this again... I hope this fire is gone by tomorrow morning. Looks like it's started in the Holybank Quarry above Tintwistle and spread over the top and back of it."

And Mel, @MellesBellesMcr-Moors, tweeted: "Moors are on fire again above Tintwistle. …

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