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Wildfire near Saddleworth Moor

The wildfire near Saddleworth Moor is fully out and fire crews have left the scene, the fire service has said.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said it has scaled back in the last week from three fires in Tameside, Bolton and Denshaw and has now withdrawn all firefighters.
The blaze broke out on 24 June and about 100 soldiers were drafted in to help tackle it at its height.
At its peak the fire covered an area of 7 sq miles (18 sq km) of moorland.

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