A dramatic blaze swept across Pennine moorland on Friday and Saturday.
Drivers using the A672 between the M62 junction at Windy Hill and Denshaw were met by patches of dense smoke and the spectacular sight of many long, winding lines of fire spread out over an extensive area of the moor.
The fires broke out on Friday evening and continued well into Saturday.
Despite there being little wind the fires burned vigorously – the vegetation was dry and with little new growth this early in the year.
Firefighters spent hours tackling the inferno which spread towards Bleakgate Moor.
The area straddles the border between West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
Paul Duggan, station commander with the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said crews had to be withdrawn from the open and exposed moorland overnight because they were having difficulties seeing what they were doing after dark.
He said the blaze had "spread over quite an area" with "multiple seats of fire", but could not estimate the area of land affected.
The A672 Ripponden Road had to be shut until 1.20am on Saturday.
Extensive moor land fires between the M62 and the A672, and extending south-west towards Bleakedgate Moor. Burning grass and heather near the M62's Junction 22 (Windy Hill) taken at 11pm Friday 20th March.
Drivers on the A672 were met by patches of dense smoke and the spectacular sight of many long, winding lines of fire spread out over an extensive area of moor land. Despite there being little wind the fires were burning vigorously , as the vegetation was dry with little new growth this early in the year.
Police were in attendance to ensure people's safety.