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Incident Date: 30 September 2016
FIREFIGHTERS from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with a fire at the derelict Maple Mill on Cardwell Street, Oldham.
We received a call at 6.56am after reports of thick black smoke in the area and 10 fire engines are now in attendance.
Residents in the area are advised to keep their windows and doors shut, due to the smoke. Updates will be provided when information is available.
The fire involves an unoccupied mill consisting of five floors and measuring 100m by 150m.
The fire is on the first floor and involves a large quantity of wooden kitchen units.
Group Manager Phil Nelson said: "Crews are working very hard to contain the fire to the first floor and prevent it spreading into the rest of the mill.
"Smoke is obviously coming off the fire so we are advising local residents to keep their windows and doors closed for the meantime."
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using jets to tackle the fire.
A systematic search of the building is underway now the building is safe, ensuring nobody is inside and there are no other fires.
Crews are now being withdrawn as four damping down operations take place to make sure the fire is properly extinguished. An investigation is underway to determine the cause.