Firefighters are battling a blaze at a mill in Failsworth this morning.

The fire at Morton Mill broke out around 5.00 am and there are currently eight fire engines, two aerial appliances and a hose layer in attendance.

Firefighters are tackling the 50 metre by 50 metre incident in five sectors, using jets on the ground and aerial appliances to put out the flames from above.

Electricity to a number of local properties has been affected, with some home and businesses currently without power. If you are affected, please contact your own energy supplier for more information.

Residents are being asked to avoid the area and A62 Oldham Road is closed in both directions between Broadway and Droylsden Road.Group Manager Steve Jordan said: “I want to praise the work of our firefighters who are working extremely hard to extinguish this fire and are expected to remain at this incident for a number of hours.

“We are working closely with a number of partners and I’d also like to thank them for their hard work in supporting GMFRS.

“I want to reassure local people that although there is a lot of smoke in the area and we are asking nearby residents to keep windows and doors closed, we are continuing to do everything we can to bring this fire fully under control.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here