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Moorland fire near Manchester

Sheep graze as fire burns on Saddleworth Moor, Britain, June 27, 2018. The army was called in to help battle a moorland blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather near Manchester, northern England.

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Sheep graze as fire burns on Saddleworth Moor, Britain, June 27, 2018. The army was called in to help battle a moorland blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather near Manchester, northern England. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Sheep graze as fire burns on Saddleworth Moor, Britain, June 27, 2018. The army was called in to help battle a moorland blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather near Manchester, northern England. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. Soldiers will operate high-volume pumps and help move firefighters move across Saddleworth moor, Greater Manchester assistant chief fire officer Dave Keelan said. "We have been liaising with a military adviser on the scene and ... have requested military assistance." Keelan said.

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A moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. Soldiers will operate high-volume pumps and help move firefighters move across Saddleworth moor, Greater Manchester assistant chief fire officer Dave Keelan said. "We have been liaising with a...more

A moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. Soldiers will operate high-volume pumps and help move firefighters move across Saddleworth moor, Greater Manchester assistant chief fire officer Dave Keelan said. "We have been liaising with a military adviser on the scene and ... have requested military assistance." Keelan said. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS
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A helicopter drops water as firefighters tackle a blaze on Saddleworth Moor, June 27, 2018. The fire has been declared a major incident. Local schools were closed on Wednesday with residents advised to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed. More than 100 firefighters and 29 fire engines are trying to bring the blaze under control.

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A helicopter drops water as firefighters tackle a blaze on Saddleworth Moor, June 27, 2018. The fire has been declared a major incident. Local schools were closed on Wednesday with residents advised to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed....more

A helicopter drops water as firefighters tackle a blaze on Saddleworth Moor, June 27, 2018. The fire has been declared a major incident. Local schools were closed on Wednesday with residents advised to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed. More than 100 firefighters and 29 fire engines are trying to bring the blaze under control. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A fire smoulders behind evacuated homes on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. But an improvement in air quality in the area allowed residents to return to some 34 houses that had been evacuated.

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A fire smoulders behind evacuated homes on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. But an improvement in air quality in the area allowed residents to return to some 34 houses that had been evacuated. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A fire smoulders behind evacuated homes on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. But an improvement in air quality in the area allowed residents to return to some 34 houses that had been evacuated. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. "There's still a lot of smoke from the fire but air quality levels are being monitored regularly in different locations. Air quality is currently at a safe level and therefore residents have been let back into their homes," Keelan said.

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A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. "There's still a lot of smoke from the fire but air quality levels are being monitored regularly in different locations. Air quality is currently at a safe level and therefore...more

A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. "There's still a lot of smoke from the fire but air quality levels are being monitored regularly in different locations. Air quality is currently at a safe level and therefore residents have been let back into their homes," Keelan said. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Firefighters rest after tackling a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. Like most of Britain, the area has experienced hot weather in recent days and forecasters expect temperatures to remain high for the rest of the week. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

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Firefighters rest after tackling a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. Like most of Britain, the area has experienced hot weather in recent days and forecasters expect temperatures to remain high for the rest of the week. The cause of the...more

Firefighters rest after tackling a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. Like most of Britain, the area has experienced hot weather in recent days and forecasters expect temperatures to remain high for the rest of the week. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS

A moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS

A moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS
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A firefighter hoses a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A firefighter hoses a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A firefighter hoses a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

A firefighter works at fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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A Police Community Support officer wears a protective face mask as she stands at a cordon near a large fire on moorland above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A Police Community Support officer wears a protective face mask as she stands at a cordon near a large fire on moorland above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A Police Community Support officer wears a protective face mask as she stands at a cordon near a large fire on moorland above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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Firefighters tackle a blaze on Saddleworth Moor, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Firefighters tackle a blaze on Saddleworth Moor, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Firefighters tackle a blaze on Saddleworth Moor, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Lemonade sits under a planning board on an easel at a checkpoint near near homes evacuated homes due to a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Lemonade sits under a planning board on an easel at a checkpoint near near homes evacuated homes due to a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Lemonade sits under a planning board on an easel at a checkpoint near near homes evacuated homes due to a fire on a moor above Carrwood, June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Smoke from a moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS

Smoke from a moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS

Smoke from a moor fire is seen near Carrbrook, June 26, 2018. SEAN QUARMBY/via REUTERS
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