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 Photo-a-Day      (Sunday, 8th July, 2018) Views: 1,853 
Smoke over Blackrod
 Smoke over Blackrod   by Edward Heaton  (Apple iPad)
Taken last week, the fire on Winter Hill.

Comment by Mick on 8th July 2018 at 00:11
All that smoke spread all over Shevy Eddie.


Comment by kath on 8th July 2018 at 08:58
Sad to see this on the news. I hope it's all sorted now


Comment by A.W. on 8th July 2018 at 11:56
A very sad sight.


Comment by Veronica on 8th July 2018 at 12:37
A lovely summery scene despite the smoke and very dry grass. I believe the fires were started deliberately.


Comment by Poet on 8th July 2018 at 17:12
Nice to see the two Mexican firemen
Hose A and Hose B helping out.
(Groans and sound of bottles breaking against chicken wire).


Comment by Carolaen on 8th July 2018 at 17:32
This level of vandalism is totally unacceptable and should be stamped on. However I have vivid memories from childhood (late 1950s) of when the Anglezarke moors would be deliberately set on fire to encourage the new heather for the Grouse shooting season. This was particularly dramatic when you went to Aspull on the bus and you could see the moors in distance. Does this still go on and if not when did it finish ?


Comment by Gary on 8th July 2018 at 17:36
This is an excellent photo in its own right - a good view of the hinterland of Blackrod and Little Scotland.
I can just remember the plane crash on Winter Hill in 1957 and the difficulty of getting rescue teams up to the site.


Comment by Mick on 8th July 2018 at 18:37
I went up last week to see if they wanted a hand.

https://youtu.be/5vWcKlJqhpY


Comment by Philip G. on 8th July 2018 at 21:11
It seems as though the smoke is just moments away from pouring over the rooftops, giving extra drama to an otherwise green and pleasant scene, - thoughts of Spivey Point quashed.


Comment by Cyril on 9th July 2018 at 14:49
Yes Mick, you and plenty others getting in the way of professionals doing their job, this despite repeated requests for the public to keep away and not rubberneck.

One day it was like a misty day around Wigan and the smell of burn was horrid and left an horrible taste at the back of your throat, just like those awful, ever increasing wood burners do in Winter.


Comment by Johnny on 10th July 2018 at 09:48
Aye,aye, Cyril the squirrel.
I've got a wood-burner and a fire-pit outside which is regularly lit in the summer. Mind you, some of my neighbours seem to have coughing fits when lit!! ;-)


Comment by Cyril on 13th July 2018 at 16:17
oui, oui, Onion Johnny.
I'm hoping Theresa May gets the boot and Michael Gove is voted in as Prime Minister, then he'll ban all of those awful burners as they release by far; more carcinogenic particulates that any diesel vehicle. They make a mockery of The Clean Air Act whether Defra approved or not.


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