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Rochdale mill fire still burning

Firefighters will remain on the scene of a large derelict mill fire in Rochdale overnight.

The fire at the former Turner Industrial Products site in Rooley Moor Road is still burning almost 24 hours after it started but it is under control.

"The bulk of the fire has been extinguished but there are small parts of the building that are proving difficult for firefighters to access safely.

"This is because the roof has collapsed in some places and one gable end is in an unstable condition and dangerous."

– Station Manager Mark Turner, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue

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PICTURES: Rochdale mill fire

Fire crews have been using aerial platforms
Fire crews have been using aerial platforms Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Residents have been asked to keep their doors and windows shut
Residents nearby have been asked to keep their doors and windows shut Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
 Six fire engines were called to the former Turner Industrial Products site in Rooley Moor Road
Six fire engines were called to the former Turner Industrial Products site in Rooley Moor Road Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
The derelict mill was gutted by the fire
The derelict mill was gutted by the fire Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Firefighters worked through the night
Firefighters worked through the night Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Blaze at mill in Rochdale

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Firecrews were called to Rooley Moor Road in Rochdale late last night Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Firefighters are tackling a large fire in a derelict mill on Rooley Moor Road, Rochdale.

Six fire engines were called to the former Turner Industrial Products site at 11.10pm last night.

Fire Service Group Manager Tony Holt, who is in charge of the incident, said: "We have the fire under control, but we will be here all night and into tomorrow.

"Our specialist environmental protection officers are working with the Environment Agency and other partners to keep the environmental impact of this fire to a minimum.

"As a precaution we are asking everyone who lives nearby to keep their doors and windows closed, while we tackle this fire."

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