In Pictures: Dramatic scenes as fire rages on moor

Fire crews have been working in "tremendously difficult conditions" as they battle a huge blaze on Saddleworth Moor that police have declared a "major incident".

Fire on Saddleworth Moor
Images posted on social media showed bright orange flames lighting the night sky (Sean Quarmby/PA)
Saddleworth Moor fires
Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles (Sean Quarmby/PA)
Firefighters battling the blaze at Tintwistle
On Tuesday, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue shared photos of its firefighters working on the southern edge of the moors (Derbyshire Fire and Rescue)
Heatwave fire on the moors
Firefighters battled the blaze at Tintwistle on the Derbyshire border (Derbyshire Fire and Rescue/PA)
Saddleworth Moor fire
The fire raging on Saddleworth Moor (Sean Quarmby/PA)
Saddleworth Moor fire
Police declared a major incident amid the ongoing moorland fire (Sean Quarmby/PA)
Saddleworth Moor fire
Firefighting efforts continued on Thursday as the military joined the effort (Danny Lawson/PA)
Saddleworth Moor fire
Soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland joined the operation (Danny Lawson/PA)
Saddleworth Moor fire
An aerial view of Saddleworth Moor shows smoke rising (Steve Parsons/PA)

Air support @DerbyshireFRS this morning bombing hotspots. Excellent coordination across all partners pic.twitter.com/rgnHJfkzPP

-- CFO Terry McDermott (@terry103mc) June 28, 2018

Saddleworth Moor fire

The moorland blaze has been alight for several days (Danny Lawson/PA)

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