Firefighters continue to tackle moorland fires in Greater Manchester

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service continues to deal with a number of moorland fires, most which broke out over the bank holiday weekend.

Firefighters remain at four locations in the boroughs of Oldham and Tameside tackling fires.

Last night (Tuesday, April 23) a fire broke out in Grains Road, Oldham – where two fire engines remain in attendance with firefighters using beaters and hose reels to tackle the fire.

Road closures remain in place and people are advised to avoid the area.

Read more about this incident here:

Firefighters also remain in attendance at three incidents which broke out on Monday, April 22:

These updates are accurate as of 10.30am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Firefighters are also regularly inspecting sites where they have recently dealt with fires, including those at Ladcastle Road in Oldham.

We continue to urge people to act responsibly on the moors, and to especially not use any barbecues. Safety advice can be found here:


24/04/2019 12:01 PM