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Firefighters urge people not to have barbeques on moors after tackling grass blaze in Tameside

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For the latest Tameside news sign up to the MyTameside newsletter here Fire crews spent three hours putting out a grass fire in Stalybridge, over the weekend.

Firefighters were called to the blaze near Carrbrook on Sunday afternoon (June 13). A photograph shared on Twitter shows a large area of scorched grassland, with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirming that around 2,500 square metres were affected.

In a tweet, a spokesman said: "Our crews have spent the last three hours dealing with a 2500 square metre grass fire near Carrbrook, Stalybridge "If you're out today act responsibly and never have a barbecue or start a campfire on the moors." Keep up to date with the top stories on life in and around Tameside with

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