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June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

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@Browni wrote:

Latest MEN tweet is can you smell it where you are?!

https://twitter.com/MENnewsdesk/status/1011668405416595456


 

Excellent twitter feed, thanks

The gentle wind is blowing away from us, so there is only a vague smell here.

 

We've been having a drink with friends outside a local Pub, there is only one topic of conversation.

 

Not yet seen the local TV News, just about to watch.

 

They have been doing excellent coverage so far.

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The fire is getting pretty damned serious now.

Homes evacuated and army on standby.

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5am Wednesday:

 

I've just put the Bins out, whilst it's still just a pleasant 11ºC before yet another mega hot, & dry day predicted.

 

There was definitely a stronger smell of smoke from the Moorland Fire this morning.

 

Thankfully, we are far enough away to not expect evacuation.

 

Our local FRS is involved too.

 

Dozens of crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire Fire and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are currently trying to extinguish the inferno.

 

I think it will be a few more days yet.......

 

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On Tuesday night Greater Manchester Police declared a major incident as flames moved closer to a housing estate in Carrbrook, near Stalybridge.

As a result 34 homes were evacuated as a precaution.

 

 

 

We've just been speaking to friends who live near Carrbrook, on the edge of the moor.

They are not currently under evacuation, but are worried.

 

They are coming to stay with us for a few days to give them peace of mind.

 

Carrbrook 2.jpg 

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Scary

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I could certainly smell the smoke on the way into the office, in Hyde, this morning

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Yep @MisterW

I've had the same - this has happened twice. On our train line into Central London there are industrial buildings. Two have caught fire and the trains were all cancelled in the morning.

Evening they were running again, and I remember the first fire. You could smell it from the windows, and suffice to say I think the building was a write off.

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@Alex, with respect mate, a building on fire hardly compares to a moorland fire.
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Army called in to tackle blaze near Saddleworth Moor

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44634023

 

The Army are going in!

Firefighters call for military help as 20ft flames rage on Saddleworth Moor for a fourth day choking nearby homes with smoke and forcing families to wear dust masks and stay inside

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5888863/Amazing-timelapse-photography-shows-extent-forest-fi...

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@Infinity wrote:

On Tuesday night Greater Manchester Police declared a major incident as flames moved closer to a housing estate in Carrbrook, near Stalybridge.

As a result 34 homes were evacuated as a precaution.

 

 

 

We've just been speaking to friends who live near Carrbrook, on the edge of the moor.

They are not currently under evacuation, but are worried.

 

They are coming to stay with us for a few days to give them peace of mind.

 

Carrbrook 2.jpg 


 

Today, with our friends and other locals with 4x4's, we have been transporting bottled water, and food items, back to Carrbrook, which is still under threat.

 

We have also been, with the co-operation of the Fire Brigade, doing the same for the Fire Fighters where we can get to them, the extra 100 troops which arrived overnight are a welcome addition.

 

Apparently, there is no rain forecast for at least a week, this will soak the underlying peat which is still smouldering, and which may continue to do so for many weeks......

 

Everyone we see is putting heart and soul into the fire fighting, many exhausted and blackened.

 

The whole community is pulling together......

 

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@Infinity wrote:
 

Today, with our friends and other locals with 4x4's, we have been transporting bottled water, and food items, back to Carrbrook, which is still under threat.

 

We have also been, with the co-operation of the Fire Brigade, doing the same for the Fire Fighters where we can get to them, the extra 100 troops which arrived overnight are a welcome addition.

 The whole community is pulling together......

 


 

 

Firefighters and soldiers tackling huge moorland fires have been inundated with food and supplies from local people.

 

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New moorland fire breaks out on Winter Hill

 

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/live-winter-hill-fire-moorland-...

 

Winter Hill Fire.jpg

 

There are magnificent views from the top of the Winter Hill Transmitter, been up there a few times...

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Too hot to Sleep ?

 

A previous thread, so relevant today.

 

https://community.plus.net/t5/General-Chat/Too-HOT-to-Sleep/td-p/1117302

 

I've been moisture testing the lawns all week, still showing quite moist.

 

But anyway, I used the sprinklers today, as no rain is expected for at least another week, with high temperatures as well.

 

And no doubt soon water bans will be put in place.

 

Seeing the reservoirs feeding the Saddleworth Helicopters & Fire Engines, I think we are ok for a bit....

The Fire Engines fill up with water by the reservoirs, then make the steep climb up to a rendezvous point.

 

Now the Army has arrived, it takes some off the pressure off the Fire Fighters, with some respite for them

 

Overnight, it is too dangerous to hose down the Moor, so a welcome enforced break.

 

Then ............... same again tomorrow.

 

After reporting on local News, TV & Radio, many more people are donating supplies to to local Fire Stations.

Mostly water, but also suitable foods.

 

At least one local chippy is giving Free Fish & Chips to the Fire Fighters 

 

And a Salvation Army food truck has arrived at the rendezvous point.

 

There is a great community spirit, and thankfully so far no-one has been killed or injured, though the non toxic smoke is giving some people breathing problems.

Schools are closed.

The smoke can be seen not only from Space (NASA), but also across to the Isle of Man !