In pictures: Battling the UK wildfires

As the dry, hot weather continues, firefighters around the country are struggling to control a number of major incidents, in challenging conditions.

Crews from across northern England are continuing to tackle two major moorland fires, at Saddleworth Moor in Tameside, and Winter Hill near Bolton. And fires have started across all parts of Wales in the last week which, senior officers say, is putting "tremendous pressure" on resources.

A distant view of Winter Hill near Bolton, shows the massive task firefighters are facing to control hundreds of smouldering embers on 2 July 2018. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A view of Winter Hill near Bolton, shows the massive task firefighters are facing to control hundreds of smoking embers.
Firefighters beat out wildfires on Winter Hill near Rivington in Lancashire, north west England on 1 July 2018. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Crews attempt to beat out wildfires on Winter Hill which is smouldering in pockets across three sq miles (8 sq km).
A cyclist looks at smoke rising from a moorland fire at Winter Hill, near Rivington, Britain. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption People in nearby areas have been asked to keep doors and windows closed. Police told walkers and motorists to stay away from the scene at Winter Hill and Scout Road.
A fire fighter carries a water hose past sheep close to scorched moorland as it burns during a moorland fire at Winter Hill, near Rivington. 1 July 2018 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A firefighter carries a water hose close to the burning moorland at Winter Hill.
Fire fighters tackle a moorland fire near a building at Winter Hill, near Rivington, on 1 July 2018. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Chairman of the Fire Brigades Union in the North West, Gary Keary, said crews were being pushed "to their limits".
Fire fighters tackle a wild fire on Winter Hill near Bolton. 28 June 2018. Image copyright PA
Image caption Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service first went to the moorland fire on the hill near Bolton at 15:20 BST on Thursday.
Fire fighters tackle a wild fire on Winter Hill near Bolton. Winter Hill is part of the West Pennine Moors. 28 June 2018. Image copyright PA
Image caption Winter Hill is part of the West Pennine Moors.
Fire fighters tackle the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor on 28 June 2018. Image copyright Danny Lawson/PA
Image caption The fires on Saddleworth Moor have covered the region in smoke and ash.
Fire fighters tackle the wildfire on Saddleworth Moor on 28 June 2018. Image copyright PA
Image caption Firefighters tackling the blaze on Saddleworth Moor take a short break from the testing conditions.
Smoke billows from the forest in Braichmelyn
Image caption Emergency services were called to a forest fire near 30 homes in Braichmelyn, near Bethesda, in Gwynedd, early on Tuesday.
Smouldering scene from Bangor, Gwynedd Image copyright Simon Murray
Image caption Areas of vegetation near Bangor continue to burn.
Charred remains of the scene in Carmel on Tuesday morning
Image caption Crews fought a mile-long mountain fire at Mynydd Cilgwyn in Carmel, where 15 properties were evacuated on Monday. Here, the charred remains of the scene in Carmel on Tuesday morning.

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