THE BRITISH Army will be deployed in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester to help put out the UK’s biggest ever wildfires.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has asked for the Army to be deployed as brave Firefighters continue to battle the “biggest fire in British history.” according to sources.
Earlier today we posted Incredible images from the scene that has seen hundreds evacuated from their homes.
Orange tones lit up the night sky as the fire ravaged the moors.
Residents have said the blaze is the ‘biggest blaze in living memory’ and has seen people wear gas masks in the streets.
Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze that has seen flames reach 20ft high.
Firefighters moved residents from at least 34 homes in the Pennines as the fire reportedly edged just 200 metres from people’s homes on Tuesday night.
The blaze has been declared ‘the biggest in living memory’ with Greater Manchester Police saying the army are on standby to help if needed.
A number of schools in the area are closed today due to the blaze, 65,000 tonnes of water have been used on the fire so far and those living nearby have told of their fear as the flames inch towards their homes.
People nearby have been pictured wearing gas masks while those living 18 miles away reported seeing “ash falling from the sky” that is so thick “you can taste it”.
This is a developing story.