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One of the moorland blazes that firefighters have been tackling for three weeks is now out.
Manchester Fire service have confirmed that the blaze on Saddleworth Moor is now out and they have withdrawn all crews from the site.
Although with more warm weather forecast they have advised visitors to moorland to ensure they remain aware of risks - such as disposable barbeques and leaving litter that could cause new fires.
Army troops assisting firefighters tackling a blaze on Saddleworth Moor were stood down on Friday after nine days of carrying out work including digging trenches in an effort to stop the fires spreading.
Around 100 troops from the Royal Regiment of Scotland have been involved in the operation but the order for military support will not be extended into the weekend.
We are extremely grateful to the Royal Regiment of Scotland troops for their support during this very challenging time and I want to thank them on behalf of the fire service and also the public of Greater Manchester.
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It's the sixth day of the moorland fire at Winter Hill, Rivington and fire crews have been working in extremely difficult conditions to try and extinguish the fire.
There is now 30 fire engines at the Winter Hill wildfire and it is likely to increase throughout the course of the day.
This includes fire engines and firefighters from Greater Manchester, Tyne and Wear, Shropshire and Nottinghamshire.
There is also two firefighting helicopters at the scene during daylight hours.
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Can you help?
Firefighters working in intense heat as they try to bring the massive moor fire near Stalybridge under control are asking for donations to help make that gruelling effort a little bit easier.
The army are currently also helping at the site of the fire - which could burn "for weeks".
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Fire chiefs want the Army to extend its stay on Saddleworth Moor through the weekend to help keep control of moorland blazes in the area.Read the full story ›
The fires which have been sweeping across Saddleworth Moor could last for weeks unless there's a significant spell of rain.
That's the warning from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service on day 5 of the emergency.