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Firefighters tackle paper mill fire in Carrington

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 23 June 2016

FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a large fire involving 400 tonnes of paper at a paper mill off Manchester Road, Carrington.

The blaze is being well controlled using four sectors. Two aerial appliances are in attendance and 8 appliances overall are in operation.

Firefighters are using hose reel jets, monitors, thermal imaging cameras and forklift trucks to navigate their way around the tricky incident ground.

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Hazmat Officer Hussain said: “We would advise all local residents to keep their windows and doors shut while we tackle the incident and where possible try to avoid the area”.

Firefighters have now been at the scene for over 3 hours and are making excellent progress.

 

Last update: 23/06/2016 19:53:12
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