"Wildfires Rage Across Britain After Hottest Winter Day On Record"

"DIGGLE, England - Firefighters battled a series of wildfires in Britain on Wednesday, including a large moorland blaze outside the northern English city of Manchester, as the country experienced its warmest winter weather on record.

A fire started on Tuesday evening on Saddleworth Moor, an expanse of hills that is popular with hikers. It has since spread to an area about one-and-a-half square kilometers.

Large flames could be seen rising from the hillside as witnesses described “apocalyptic” scenes."

Jon Super reports for Reuters February 27, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 02/28/2019