One person who lives in the area told the BBC that the fire is bringing “ash falling like rain.” Another person likened the blaze to an apocalypse.
A council woman from Tameside said that firefighters are hoping for a "really good downpour" that could quickly help them put out the fire, the BBC reported.
"It's as dry as a tinder box up there. A lot of winds are fanning the fire," Brenada Warrington told the BBC.
The fire is also burning within the peat and is hard for the firefighters to put out, the BBC reported.