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Major Incident declared as crews battle major grass fire on Saddleworth Moor

A Major Incident has been declared on the moors above Manchester, as fire crews battle with a huge grass fire on Saddleworth Moor.

More than 30 homes have been evacuated, and people are being advised to keep doors and windows shut. Those with asthma or other breathing problems should keep their medication with them at all times.

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Wildfire evacuations: 'we just had to do one thing - get out!'

34 homes have been evacuated as the massive moorland fire near Stalybridge reaches its third day.

People are being told to keep doors and windows closed, not to drive with the car's vents open, and to carry any medication for breathing conditions.

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