A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a huge fire at a derelict mill in Oldham.
Emergency services were called to the listed Bailey Mill on Oldham Road, Delph, at around 3pm on Tursday, June 14.
Nearby homes were evacuated and roads closed as firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.
Half of the building collapsed, but what remains was totally gutted by the fire.
The teenage has been released on bail.
Road closures in the area have now been lifted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8427, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A Salford primary school will be closed for the rest of the week after a fire on Wednesday evening.
Four fire engines were sent to tackle the fire at Bridgewater School, Little Hulton, yesterday evening.
The fire is believed to have been in the sports hall and an outhouse.
Firefighters were at the scene for around three hours. It is believed the fire was started deliberately.
A statement on the school's website says: "Due to an incident, school will not be open Thursday or Friday. Please check the school website for any further updates."
Part of the historic Wythenshawe Hall in Manchester has reopened after it was gutted by fire in a suspected arson attack in March.
Three months on and visitors are being welcomed back to see how the restoration work has progressed.
Teachers and pupils got back to their desks today less than two weeks after their special school was destroyed by arson.
Cromwell High in Dukinfield was left in such a mess it was feared they'd be unable to return until September..
But, following an urgent call for help from the community, nearby Inspire Academy came to the rescue.
Today, many of the pupils with autism, physical and learning disabilities were back at school.
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Emergency services are dealing with a fire at a building on Aynam Road in Kendal.
The road is closed between Miller Bridge and Nether Bridge. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
Cumbria Police is advising members of the public to avoid the area while the incident is dealt with.
Police in Liverpool are appealing for information after an arson attack in Toxteth earlier this month.
Emergency services were called to a building at the junction of Windsor Road and Upper Warwick Street after it had allegedly been set alight on the morning of October 11.
There was significant damage to the building and detectives are now working with the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service investigators to establish the cause of the fire.
Detective Constable Kayleigh Greaves said:
“This is a community based project, that was nearing completion and this fire has set the whole project back and left the community devastated."
“We are working hard to trace the person(s) responsible for this incident but I would also like to appeal to the local community for any information. This is a busy junction and I’d ask anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area prior to or after the fire, to get in contact. I’m sure the community would agree that this is a very worth-while project that would serve the community it stands in and it’s a massive shame that it has been targeted in this way."
“Any information, no matter how small, could assist in our investigation – please contact Liverpool CID on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Firefighters are warning about the dangers of cooking while under the influence of alcohol, after they rescued two men from separate fires in Manchester overnight.
The 22-year-old and 41-year-old men slept through their fire alarms sounding after leaving food cooking unattended.
Both were rescued after neighbours noticed smoke coming from their homes and called the fire service.
The first incident was in Haydn Avenue near Whitworth Park..
“We had to force our way into the building where the alarms were sounding and it was very smoke logged.
“We searched the property and found a 22-year-old asleep.
“He had been drinking and started cooking oven chips before falling asleep.
“It was really fortunate he had smoke alarms, as they alerted his neighbour.
The second fire was in Marriott Street in Withington. A 41-year old man had left food cooking in the oven after drinking.
“The neighbour heard a smoke alarm and saw smoke coming from an open window but they couldn’t get any answer from the occupant.
“We forced our way in and the house was full of smoke. We found the resident asleep in bed and led him to safety. He was very lucky not to have been more seriously hurt."