Moorland fire in north England spreads, major incident declared

FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a grass fire on Winter Hill near Bolton, Britain, June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Ed Sykes/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Fires on moorland outside the northern English city of Manchester intensified on Saturday, prompting authorities to declare a major incident. Hot weather and wind over the last week have sparked fires in parts of the northern English countryside — unprecedented in recent times in an area better known for its rainy weather. […]

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