Drone footage reveals devastation on Manchester moorland after wildfires tore through UK countryside

Mail Online | 4/23/2019 | Brendan Mcfadden For Mailonline
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This spectacular drone footage show the devastation left behind by a raging fire on Easter Monday.

The fire covered hillside above the village of Uppermill near Oldham, Greater Manchester in huge flames which engulfed land dangerously close to nearby houses.

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Smoke could be seen filling the air as the skies turned a deep shade of orange yesterday evening.

It's the latest of a series of blazes which have broken out across the country.

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Fire crews and volunteers are currently tackling 12 separate blazes across seven miles of Dartmoor in Devon.

They are also battling a huge fire mountain fire above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, which caused 20 homes to be evacuated overnight and was described by witnesses as 'looking like a volcano'.

Men - Wildfire - Tore - Ilkley - Moor

Three young men have been arrested after a 50-acre wildfire tore across Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire on Friday.

And up to 70 firefighters tackled a large blaze that broke out near a wind farm in Moray, Scotland yesterday which was put out this lunchtime.

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Witnesses say the Uppermill blaze took hold and burned for around an hour before being brought under control by fire crews.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said there were six fire engines at the scene but no cause has yet been established.

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It was treated separately to moor fires at Diggle, Denshaw and Delph near Saddleworth, Marsden Moor in West Yorkshire as well as Tintwistle in Derbyshire.

Engineer Craig Hannah, 50, who lives in the nearby village of Greenfield, snapped photos of a wall of fire which was around 50m away from nearby properties.

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The father-of-two was on his way home from a meal with his wife when he spotted the raging blaze which took hold of moorland above Uppermill.

He said: 'It was immediately behinds the village of Uppermill, some of the houses were 50m away.

'Initially,...
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