Firefighters at the scene of a moorland fire in Greenfield

Date published: 02 June 2020


Residents have been asked to keep windows and doors closed as ten fire engines are tackling a fire near to Pots and Pans in Greenfield.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called at 2.20pm this afternoon to reports of a moorland fire near Holmfirth Road, Oldham, close to Dove Stone Reservoir.

Pictures show smoke billowing across the skyline, with plumes visible across Greater Manchester.

Oldham Council has closed the Dove Stone Reservoir car park entrance off Holmfirth Road and have asked motorists to avoid the area.

A spokesman for the GMFRS said: "The fire is producing a large amount of smoke. Please can people avoid the area while firefighters tackle the fire and if you live near by keep your windows and doors closed.

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