Winter Hill fire could disrupt radio services

Members of the public are being ordered to resist from climbing up the moors as firefighters continue to tackle the blaze.

Around 80 firefighters remain working on containing the Winter Hill moorland fire which started on Thursday afternoon.

A 22-year-old man, from Bolton, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

There are approximately 120 personnel on the moors, split between seven areas of wildfire in Tameside and Winter Hill, Bolton.

The fire has "intensified" following increased winds during the afternoon, Lancashire fire service said.

It comes as crews from around the country have joined firefighters and the Army to deal with a separate fire at Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, which started on Sunday.

Their presence has been extended for a further three days following a request by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. People in nearby areas have been asked to keep doors and windows closed.

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Poland really didn't chase the ball down either as they had nothing to play for and were content with the scoreline. "So with the time passing it was my decision to stay put, and then when I used Hasebe it was the ultimate message".

15 crews attended the fire in our county, which covered 1 kilometre and could be seen for miles.

He told Rock FM News the blaze is now considered "a major fire with substantial consequences", adding: "For us, one of the major issues is the strategic infrastructure of Winter Hill radio mast, so we need to protect them".

Crews were initially called to multiple fires on the hills near Horrocks Moor farm in the early hours of Friday morning.

Greater Manchester assistant chief fire officer Leon Parkes said: "It continues to be an extremely challenging time for Greater Manchester fire and rescue service and conditions for our crews up on the moors are very hard".

GMP said they have around 20 fire engines and close to 100 firefigthers at the scene from both Lancashire and Manchester.

Despite the location, the blaze is not expected to affect local TV transmission services.

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