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Huge fire burning on Marsden Moor believed to have been started by 'irresponsible' act

For the latest news from in and around Oldham sign up to the MyOldham newsletter here A huge fire on Marsden Moor which has been burning since Sunday is believed to have been started by a man breaking the moorland rules.

Fire crews have been battling a massive blaze on the moorland since Sunday evening, with crews entering their third day on the scene with 13 fire engines responding.

The fire, which has grown so serious a helicopter has been called in to help battle the flames, is believed to have been started by a man who broke the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in place across the site - banning certain activities that increase the risk of wild fires.

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