West Yorkshire crews help battle huge moorland blaze

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West Yorkshire Fire service have been fighting the huge blaze that has broken out near Marsden on Saddleworth Moor.

Teams posted this incredible photo just minutes ago with one leading firefighter describing it as one of the biggest wild fires they have ever seen.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service posted this photograph.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service posted this photograph.

Although thought to be out now, at one point it stretched for six kilometres.

Homes had to be evacuated and power was cut to hundreds more.

Two schools also had to be closed.