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Firefighters called to tackle large mill fire in Littleborough

Borough: Rochdale

Incident Date: 17 June 2015

PLEASE NOTE - IT WAS WEST YORKSHIRE THAT ATTENDED THE INCIDENT WITH GMFRS, NOT LANCASHIRE AS INITIALLY REPORTED

Update 5.30am Thursday 18.6.15:

FIREFIGHTERS are damping down following a mill blaze in Littleborough.

A small number of firefighters from GMFRS remain at Todmorden Road after a blaze broke out shortly before 7.30pm last night (Wednesday, June 17, 2015).

Seven fire engines and an aerial appliance from GMFRS were in attendance at the height of the blaze, joined by a fire appliance from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Initial incident update:

AROUND fifty firefighters and officers were called upon to tackle a large blaze at a disused mill in Littleborough.

North West Fire Control received reports of the incident shortly before 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, that involved a property on Todmorden Road.

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Seven fire engines and an aerial appliance from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) are in attendance, joined by a fire appliance from neighbouring Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

GMFRS Station Manager Glyn O’Reilly, who is in charge of the incident, said: “When we arrived at the scene we were confronted with a five-storey mill with its top floor well alight.

“The unoccupied mill, which is about 60 by 40 metres in size, has been surrounded by firefighters who are working hard to tackle the blaze using a range of firefighting equipment including an aerial appliance that allows us to put water onto a fire from above.”

ENDS

Current as of 10pm 17.6.15

 

 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:41
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