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Firefighters face the moor fire which is causing a huge plume of smoke on Tameside

Firefighters are facing another fire in the moorland which is causing a large plume of smoke drifting towards Tameside.

Fire broke out at Rakes Moss on the A628 Crowden to cross the Woodhead Pass.

It is causing a large plume of drifting smoke in the surrounding areas.

Stalybridge residents are asked to keep their windows and doors closed.

Glossop Fire Station shared a video of a helicopter unloading water on the fire.



The fire broke out in Rakes Moss, Derbyshire

In a tweet, firefighters said they were dealing with “multiple fire locations”.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

A statement tweeted by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters are currently on the scene of a fire in the heath at Rakes Moss on the A628 Crowden to Glossop.



A huge fire in the heath broke out causing a plume of drifting smoke in Stalybridge

“Residents of the Stalybridge area are asked to keep their windows and doors closed due to smoking.

“Please avoid the area by joining the Covid19 guide.”

It is the second fire in the heath that broke out this week.

Firefighters faced another blaze near the Brushes Clough Reservoir on Monday.

The fire measured from three to four hectares.

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