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Firefighters battling large moorland fire near Stalybridge

Firefighters are battling against a large moorland fire near Stalybridge Photo: @RichardMeftah

Firefighters are battling against a large moorland fire close to Stalybridge.

Manchester Fire Services were first called nearby the Carbrook and Buckton Vale areas at 8:20pm last night.

Firefighters were initially called to the fire last night Credit: @RichardMeftah

The Wild Fire Units extinguished the fire, but this morning at 7:50am it flared up again due to the heat.

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A large fire is now ongoing - crews are expected to be there most of the day and into the evening.

There are two fire engines and two wildfire units in attendance.

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