Teams rush to tackle major fire on Saddleworth moors

PLUMES OF smoke drifted across the Saddleworth hills as a fire took hold above Uppermill and Greenfield.

Fire-fighters and the police were assisted by Oldham Mountain Rescue, the RSPB and the National Trust at the scene as they battled the blaze on the moors from around 2pm.

The fire was put out shortly after 6pm.

More details to follow.

 

Here, the dramatic afternoon is captured in photos by our readers:

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