Warning from fire service in Greater Manchester over reports of people having barbecues on the moors
The fire service in Greater Manchester has issued a warning after reports of people having barbecues on the moors during the coronavirus lockdown.
It has been described as extremely dangerous and posing a "huge risk"at a time when resources are stretched.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "DespiteGovernment advice to stay at home we've had reports of lots ofpeople having barbecues on the moorlands and this is very dangerous."
There have been a number of moor fires in neighbouring West Yorkshirein recent weeks.
Crews in Greater Manchester spent three weeks tackling a hugesprawling wildlife on Saddleworth Moor which broke out in June 2018and covered an area of around seven square miles at its peak.