Wildfires of “apocalyptic” proportions have engulfed Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester, northern England, for several days this week.
The blaze began on Sunday 24 June during a heatwave which saw temperatures across the UK rise to record highs.
The fires — which set seven square miles of grassland ablaze — have resulted in the greater Manchester region being blanketed in a canopy of thick smoke.
Dry peat, high temperatures, and unrelenting winds are said to be hindering attempts to keep the fire under control. Read more…