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Huge Fire in Littleborough?

Post  Poppyanna555 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:52 am

Someone just posted on Facebook that they could see a huge fire in Littleborough from their home in Wardle....anyone else seen it?
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Re: Huge Fire in Littleborough?

Post  cyfrifia on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:03 pm

No, but there was a big moorland fire at Blackstone Edge, perhaps it was that.

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Post  Poppyanna555 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:56 pm

I presume that was it Cyfrifia....no other fire reported.
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Re: Huge Fire in Littleborough?

Post  Guest on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:33 pm

That's Facebook for you!

It wasn't a particularly big moorland fire either but dangerous because of the high winds:

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/79576/crews-spent-another-night-tackling-a-moorland-fire-in-littleborough

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Post  cyfrifia on Wed May 08, 2013 12:42 am

Burning again.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/80148/cottages-and-farms-threatened-by-moorland-fires-above-littleborough

These moorland fires are destructive of the environment. Because 'controlled' fires were used for some farming methods in the past, people may think they are 'good for the land', just the opposite.

We forget that we live in one of the most deforested and misused environments in the world. People worry about deforestation in the Amazon, as they should, but Britain was deforested in the bronze age, many centuries ago, and has never really recovered.

Because our forests are so artificial and depleted, that's why tree diseases from Europe can do so much damage.

Another mistaken idea that is that trees can't grow on the moors above the 'tree line'. The tree line in the UK isn't a fixed line, it moves up higher when there are more trees. The real meaning of a 'tree line' is in really high altitude mountains.


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Post  Charly on Wed May 08, 2013 7:59 am

I've just seen that same photo of the fire on BBC news, is it one of yours J?
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Post  Chill37 on Wed May 08, 2013 8:18 am

I'm saw the smoke last night as I drove home last night. Hopefully the change in weather may prevent any further outbreaks.

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Re: Huge Fire in Littleborough?

Post  Guest on Wed May 08, 2013 9:26 am

Charly wrote:I've just seen that same photo of the fire on BBC news, is it one of yours J?
No Charly, GMFRS.

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