50 firefighters battle large moorland fire above Delph

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Around 50 firefighters have spent the night tackling another large moorland fire in Greater Manchester.

They were called to Grains Road, Delph just after 9pm on Tuesday 23 April.

The fire is around 200m x 500m, and seven fire engines and two wildfire units are working to bring it under control.

All fire fronts have been extinguished and firefighters are dealing with hotspots in the area.

Firefighters say there is no immediate risk to nearby homes but residents are being advised to keep their doors and windows closed because of smoke.

A number of road closures are in place:

  • The Sound Road at the junction of Huddersfield Road

  • Denshaw Road at the junction of Delph Lane

  • Grains Road at the junction of King Street

  • Grains Road at the junction of Rippondon Road