50 firefighters tackle Tameside mill fire

More than 50 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a mill in Greater Manchester.

Fire spread through five storeys of the mill on Clarence Street, Stalybridge, with crews battling to bring it under control in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Locals were urged to keep their windows and doors closed, while pedestrians and motorists were told to avoid the area.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the scene at 11.43pm on Saturday.

Credit: GMFRS

This mill is well alight but our firefighters are working hard to bring it under control.

As a precaution I would ask all nearby residents to keep their doors and windows closed to prevent any smoke from entering their homes.

Please also ensure you stay away from the nearby area and do not drive nearby for both your safety and to make sure we can fight this fire.

– Incident Commander Billy Fenwick, GMFRS
Credit: ITV Granada Reports
Credit: ITV Granada Reports