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Fire spreads to Winter Hill site

80 firefighters battling flames

The moorland fires around Greater Manchester have spread to Winter Hill.

The upland area was the site of the Island’s worst ever air disaster when a Silver City Airways aircraft crashed in 1958 killing 35 people on board.

Many were from the Island's motortrade and a memorial was placed there in 2008.

A 60th commemoration of the tragedy took place in St Johns earlier this year.

Sean Hevey is leading a crew from Cumbria who've been working on Winter Hill since first light - he says it's tough going.

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