Some video of the firefighting efforts over the last few days.
Kind of reminds me of the fire at the Peterborough/Morbourne mast in 2004. Obviously that only served local and national radio and the fire started up the mast but when it collapsed on bonfire night it knocked out radio for a good few days/weeks in the area.
More importantly the Morborne mast was a local node point for mobile phone networks and other private and utility comms systems. Winter Hill will be the same
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