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Unoccupied mill fire - Tuesday, July 11

Borough: Rochdale

Incident Date: 11 July 2017

BETWEEN 8.30am and 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 11, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 28 incidents.

Read about a fire in Middleton we attended below:

Unoccupied mill fire – Middleton

At 2.42pm on Tuesday, July 11, four crews from Heywood, Philips Park, Chadderton and Blackley were called to a fire at an unoccupied mill on Oldham Road, Middleton. 

On arrival crews found a fire on the ground floor and used two jets, four breathing apparatus, two specialist fans, lighting and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish it.

Station Manager Mark Doggett said: “Although the fire is now out please stay away from the mill as it is dangerous and you could put yourself at a real risk of harm.”

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately three hours.

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Last update: 11/07/2017 18:04:04
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