In pictures: Greater Manchester engulfed by smoke as army called in to tackle Saddleworth Moor fire
A huge wildfire on Saddleworth Moor is continuing to rage, after it reignited on Monday night. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has confirmed a request for military assistance, as local residents liken the scene to the ‘apocalypse’. Describing the need for military assistance, Greater Manchester’s assistant chief fire officer Dave Keelan said: ‘That’s for help to move high-volume pumps and to transport personnel to remote locations’.
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