Greater Manchester: Homes evacuated as moorland fire declared ‘major incident’ – BBC News

More than 30 homes have been evacuated as a huge moorland fire continues to spread in Greater Manchester.

The blaze on Saddleworth Moor has been declared a “major incident” and the Army is on standby to step in.

The fire began on Sunday night, reignited on Monday during the hot weather and then spread throughout Tuesday, fanned by evening winds.

Thirty-four homes in Carrbrook, near Stalybridge, were evacuated but there are no reported injuries.

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