THE effects of a moorland fire can be seen as a large area has been left scorched.
Smoke can still be seen coming from the ground on Marsden Moor, above Saddleworth, after the blaze broke out yesterday between Brun Clough and Redbrook Reservoirs.
Countryside Manager for the National Trust, Craig Best, said: “It’s so frustrating to see yet another fire on our moors after all the hard work our team have put in to try and restore the landscape after last time.”
“Unfortunately, this was another fire started by people, and could have so easily been avoided.”
Emergency services were called to the scene just before 7pm on Sunday, April 25.
At the height of the blaze, crews consisted of 10 pumps and 2 Wildfire Units with a fire with a one mile flame front. Crews are using blowers and beaters”
The A62 has since reopened to traffic however Mount Road is closed.