Eyewitness footage posted to social media late on Tuesday showed billowing smoke and large flames from a large fire on Saddleworth Moor. "I think this is possibly one of the biggest fires I've seen in West Yorkshire for a wildfire and because it's running through heather, it really does have a high flame front because it's so combustible," said station commander Laura Boocock. "It's really quite dramatic to see but it's nothing we can't deal with." Last year, Greater Manchester Police declared a moorland fire a "major incident" after dozens of local residents were evacuated from homes. … [Read more...] about Firefighters tackle huge blaze on West Yorkshire moors
FIREFIGHTERS were tackling a huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor as wildfires broke out across the country on the hottest winter day on record yesterday. But where is Saddleworth Moor and how did the fire begin? But where is Saddleworth Moor and how did the huge inferno start? Saddleworth Moor is a moorland which is located in the north west of England. The moor is more 1,312 feet above sea level. How did the huge inferno start? Walls of flames blazed across Saddleworth Moor in West Yorkshire as well two separate infernos in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. More than 86 acres of the woods burnt as 65 firefighters tackled the blaze. The hellish scene on Saddleworth Moor was even described as "apocalyptic" by witnesses who saw an immense 1.5sq km area of moorland burning in the night. And flames broke out in the gorse on Arthur's Seat below Salisbury Crags in Edinburgh last night, visible from all over the Scottish capital. Gorse fires also flared near Betws yn Rhos in north Wales and … [Read more...] about Where is Saddleworth Moor, what is the fire’s location and how did it start?
News / UK and world by Press Association February 27, 2019, 5:01 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Firefighters have been tackling a large moorland blaze in West Yorkshire. An area of around 1.5 square kilometres was burning on Saddleworth Moor after Britain saw its hottest winter day on record on Tuesday. The fire near Marsden could be seen for miles around as crews from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service battled to contain it through the night. Witnesses described the “terrible” scene of fire coming close to buildings high on the moorland. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had five fire engines and two specialist moorland firefighting units at the scene. They included engines from Marsden, Huddersfield and the Kirklees area. Incident Commander Laura Boocock told the BBC it was “one of the biggest grass fires (she) has ever seen”, but it was “nothing they can’t handle”. Witness Harry … [Read more...] about Crews tackle huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor
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Documentary filmmaker and left-wing activist Michael Moore declared Friday that both George W. Bush and President Donald Trump are “profoundly evil” people. “Happy Shoe Day. Today is the 10th anniversary of this act of civil disobedience by an Iraqi citizen,” Michael Moore said, referencing the infamous incident in which an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at then-President Bush.“Thousands of American troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians died for a lie Bush and Cheney told. Never, ever wish for this duo over Trump,” Moore said, adding, Both are profoundly evil.” As Moore points out, some centrist liberals have found a new appreciation for George W. Bush during the Trump presidency. Since leaving office, the former president has seemingly become close with both the Obama and Clinton families, and he made a speech criticizing Trump last year. Bush said last fall that under Trump, “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into … [Read more...] about Michael Moore: George W. Bush and Trump are ‘Profoundly Evil’ People