Crews battling another large moor fire on Rivington Pike

Another large fire has broken out on Winter Hill in Lancashire.

Crews from Lancashire and Greater Manchester were called to fight the blaze, which Lancashire Fire say is being spread by the windy conditions.

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Major incident declared as Winter Hill & Scout Moor fires merge

Fire have merged in the Lancashire hills Credit: Lancashire Fire

A wildfire that's been burning since Thursday on Winter Hill in Lancashire is now being treated as a major incident.

It's because the fire has now merged with another fire on nearby Scout Moor.

Lancashire Police have now asked the home office for military assistance, and emergency services are advising the public to stay away for their own safety.

On Saturday afternoon firefighters were withdrawn from the hjll near Bolton over fears for their own safety. Drones and Helicopters are continuing to fight the flames.

Meanwhile the situation on Saddleworth Moor has now stabilised. The military will be in place until at least Monday to help firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire Service.

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