Huge fire response at the mill after a fire broke out

A huge fire response was called to a fire which broke out at a mill in Radcliffe on Wednesday evening (May 8).

Nine fire engines, a technical response unit and an incident command unit attended the blaze at an industrial unit inside a large mill on Milltown Street at around 8.50pm.

Pictures from the scene show a number of fire crews at the scene with the road blocked. Residents reported seeing “25 emergency services vehicles”, including police attending the incident.

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More details about the cause of the fire have not yet been confirmed. Greater Manchester Police have also been contacted for further information.

Fire crews on scene(Image: JMG Press)

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Today (Wednesday 8 May) at 8.50pm nine Greater Manchester fire engines plus the Technical Response Unit from Ashton Fire Station and the incident command since the Rochdale fire. the station attended reports of a fire at an industrial unit in a three-storey mill on Milltown Street, Radcliffe.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reels to tackle the fire and crews remain in attendance.”

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