Crews tackle moorland blaze above Oldham

Photo Credit - GMFRS

Fire crews were called out to a moorland blaze in Greater Manchester overnight.

Up to 50 firefighters attended the scene on Saddleworth Moor above Oldham and road closures were put in place.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said that at its height the blaze measured 200m x 500m, but was now under control.

The service added that barbecues likely sparked a series of moor fires in the region and West Yorkshire.

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