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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A huge fire has broken out on Saddleworth Moor.

Firefighters are attending a large fire which has broken out on Saddleworth Moor

The blaze is just off the A62 Manchester Road near Diggle.

It is believed the fire is currently the size of one and a half football pitches.

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An image from the scene shows a dramatic orange sky as flame take over.

Police have closed the area off between Colne Valley and Diggle.

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The fire broke out at 7.30pm and is still currently burning strong 10 fire crews are currently on scene trying to bring the fire under control.

About Saddleworth

Saddleworth Moor is a moorland in North West England. Reaching more than 1,312 feet (400 m) above sea level, it is in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. It is crossed by the A635 road and the Pennine Way passes to its eastern side.

The moor was the burial site of at least four victims of Ian Bradand Myra Hindley, the Moors murderers.

In October 1965, the bodies of Lesley Ann Downey and John Kilbride were discovered. John Kilbride was murdered on the moors by Brady.

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