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Warwick Mill Fire – Middleton

Borough: Oldham

Incident Date: 24 February 2018


UPDATE - 12.30pm


All crews have now left the scene of a fire at Warwick Mill in Middleton.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, hose reels, jets, positive pressure ventilation fans and particle masks to tackle the fire in the derelict five storey building.

Crews were in attendance for approximately 12 hours.

UPDATE - 7am

The fire at Warwick Mill in Oldham Road, Middleton is now out and the incident has scaled down to two pumps who are monitoring the mill for hot spots using a thermal imaging camera.

All surrounding roads and roundabouts are now open.

The Officer in Charge, Watch Manager Tony Doyle said: “Crews did a fantastic job in controlling the fire and stopping it from spreading to any further floors. We have now been able to scale down the incident, but there is still smoke on higher floors and firefighters are continuing to monitor the mill for hot spots.

“All roads have reopened in the surrounding areas and the incident will likely close later today.”

Warwick Mill Fire – Middleton

AT 12:35am on Saturday, February 24, eight crews and other specialist units from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a derelict mill fire at Warwick Mill in Oldham Road, Middleton.

The blaze is involving a large quantity of timber and rubbish on the ground floor of the derelict mill. The building has five floors, measuring approximately 80x30 metres. The fire has spread from the ground floor to the first floor.

Firefighters wearing four breathing apparatus are tackling the blaze using three jets and are ventilating the building.

Station Manager Paul Duggan said: “Our crews have the fire at the derelict building under control and are fighting the fire on the ground floor and the first floor of the mill.

“There are a number of road closures in place in the surrounding areas so please bear with us as we tackle the blaze. We are working closely with partners to get the roads back open as soon as possible.”

Last update: 24/02/2018 12:51:11
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