Surreal photos show an unlikely wildfire in rural England burning out of control, forcing locals to evacuate their horses through streets near Manchester

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Saddleworth Moor near Manchester, England, is being ravaged by an unusual wildfire.
Britain is in the middle of a heatwave and it has not rained for weeks, leaving the countryside as dry as tinder.
The Army has been consulted about being brought in to help firefighters control the blaze.
Heavy smoke has enveloped the outskirts of Manchester. Locals are being forced to move their horse and alpacas.
The photos are frightening and spectacular.
This photo gives a good idea of the scale of the fire. It dwarfs a collection of houses sitting just below the horizon.
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Although this llama seems unphased by the threat, landowners have begun to evacuate livestock from the affected areas. Volunteers are going door-to-door to check for abandoned pets.
(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
Saddleworth Moor is a vast area of wilderness, but it’s just a short drive from Manchester and Huddersfield. Locals moved their horses through the streets of Carrbrook under heavy smoke, where residents are being evacuated.
(Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
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