Fifty firefighters tackle large fire overnight near Dovestone Reservoir

The fire broke out at around 11pm on Monday, 11 July.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a large fire near a reservoir in Greater Manchester.

Around 50 firefighters worked overnight to tackle a fire which broke out near Dovestone Reservoir before midnight on Monday 11 July.

Crews were called out at around 11pm to reports of a fire on Bank Lane, in Greenfield, Oldham.

10 fire engines from stations across Greater Manchester rushed to the the scene.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze involved four "large seats of fire".

Crews were still dampening down the fire on Tuesday morning. Credit: Twitter: @FirePhotos

Crews used hose reels and lighting to bring it under control and they remain in attendance dampening down the area.

A spokesperson from the fire service said: "Members of the public are asked to please keep away from the area, firefighters remain in attendance at this time."

A fire investigation team is also working to establish the cause of the fire.

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