Footage shows scale of Winter Hill fire
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Winter Hill fire: Footage shows scale of blaze

Aerial footage has shown the scale of a Lancashire moorland fire that started on Thursday.

The blaze, near TV transmitters on Winter Hill, has spread over 1.6 sq miles (5km sq).

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Along with a separate fire at Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, it has blanketed the region in smoke and ash.

  • 30 Jun 2018