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Firefighters are tonight at the scene of an explosion at a cafe in North Manchester.

Emergency services say it was caused by a cooking accident at the Emerald Cafe in Harpurhey.

One person has been taken to hospital with burns. A large section of Rochdale Road is closed.

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Demolition gets underway at Oldham's fire-ravaged Maple Mill

Some local residents have still not been allowed back into their home after the evacuation yesterday morning. Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

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."

– Group Manager Jon Aspinall, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

The latest from the Oldham mill fire

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:

No sign of when residents will be able to return home after Oldham mill fire

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.

One hundred homes evacuated after Oldham mill fire

Residents nearby have been evacuated. Credit: Tim Mulock

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.

Smoke has been engulfing nearby properties. Credit: ITV Granada

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.

The fire has been burning through the night. Credit: ITV Granada


Firefighters tackle major fire at former student halls

Ten fire engines were called to Cromwell Road Credit: Leah Dean

More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a fire at former student accommodation in Salford.

Ten fire engines were at Castle Irwell on Cromwell Road overnight trying to contain it. Nobody is thought to have been inside the building.

Smoke from the fire at Castle Irwell student village Credit: Michael Worrall

Teenager arrested over huge mill fire

Half of the building collapsed, but what remained was totally gutted by the fire. Credit: @SavvyJustine

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.

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