Firefighters Tackle Yet Another Moorland Fire As Blaze Appears In Rochdale
Large amounts of smoke have led to road closures in the area...
Manchester Fire have been called to yet another moorland fire as a blaze breaks out in Littleborough, Rochdale.
The firefighters were called to the scene yesterday afternoon as large quantities of smoke were seen from the area near Halifax Road.
Road blocks have been put in place at The Moorcock Inn and Blackstone Edge Road whilst firefighters work to put down the fire.
Rochdale News reports a possible four fire engines were sent to the scene on Tuesday afternoon.
Manchester Fire has asked that residents and visitors avoid this area wherever possible.
Our firefighters are at the scene of another #moorland fire - this time in #Littleborough, #Rochdale. Large quantities of smoke have led to road closures in the area around #HalifaxRoad - please avoid if you can.— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) July 10, 2018