Saddleworth Moor fire: Homes evacuated as blaze continues to rage – BBC News

A huge moorland fire is continuing to spread because the land is “as dry as a tinder box” and winds are fanning the flames.

The blaze covers 3.7miles (6km) of Saddleworth Moor and has been raging since Sunday night.

More than 50 homes were evacuated in Carrbrook, near Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, and 150 people affected.

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