'Please don't make our job any harder': a plea from firefighters
Fire services in the region say they are "extremely stretched" as they tackle two separate wild fires on the region's moors.
The blazes at both Saddleworth Moor near Oldham and Winter Hill near Bolton have reached their second week.
Both have been declared "major incidents".
There are currently 16 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue engines still at the site of the "unprecedented" fire in Tameside, while Lancashire Fire and Rescue have 29 engines at the Winter Hill site.
Both services are asking the public to help them do their job.
Here's how you can help:
How to prevent further fires
don’t discard cigarettes or matches whilst walking or driving through the countryside
don’t have BBQs in unauthorised areas and make sure it is cold before it is disposed of correctly
never leave a BBQ unattended
don’t start campfires in the countryside
don’t discard rubbish – litter such as reflective cans and glass can start fire
if you live close to woodland or heathland do not burn off garden rubbish during hot weather
report any evidence of illegal fire setting
What to do if you discover a fire
move to a safe place
call the fire service on 999 immediately, provide as much detail as you can – size of fire, location and terrain
don’t tackle the fire
if you haven’t already, self evacuate the area as soon as possible – these fires can spread fast