Demolition of Oldham's fire-ravaged of Maple Mill has started.
Around 40 firefighters continue to tackle pockets of fire inside the mill, using aerial appliances to put water on the fire from above.
Residents from around 20 properties in Cardwell Street remain unable to return home due to the unsafe structure of the building.
The demolition process could take around three days.
"Firefighters continue to work hard tackling the fire and our priority is getting people back into their homes as soon as we can.
"Later into the demolition process we will know more about the structure of the building and about timescales for residents to return home."
A major fire at a mill in Oldham has been burning throughout the day, and now the fire service say people may have been sleeping inside.
Dozens of firefighters have been at the scene in Oldham and around a hundred homes have been evacuated as a major incident was declared.
Part of the building, Maple Mill, has collapsed and residents have been reporting thick smoke and ash
Tim Scott has been there throughout the day, we'll be live with him after this report:
Residents near Maple Mill in Oldham are being reminded to keep windows and doors closed, as smoke continues to linger in the town after last night's huge fire.
The fire at the four-storey mill burned throughout the night, and was tackled by more than 80 firefighters at its height.
More than 100 homes have been evacuated. It's still not clear when people will be able to return to their homes.
Our main priority is to get people back into their homes asap but we genuinely do not know when that will be please stay tuned for updates
More than 100 homes have been evacuated as a serious fire continues to burn at a mill near Oldham.
Greater Manchester Fire Service have declared a major incident at Maple Mill on Cardwell Street. Residents in the nearby Fitton Hill area of Oldham are being told to keep windows and doors closed.
People who've been asked to leave their homes have been taken to the nearby Honeywell Centre.
The fire broke out just before 4am this morning. Around 80 firefighters are still at the scene tackling the fire.
Parts of the building are thought to have collapsed and the whole building is engulfed by the fire.
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Ten fire engines were at Castle Irwell on Cromwell Road overnight trying to contain it. Nobody is thought to have been inside the building.
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.