Greater Manchester firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze in Stalybridge.

The fire broke out just before midnight at Ray Mill, on Clarence Street, Stalybridge.

At its height more than fifty fire fighters were in attendence at the five storey mill with firefighters using a range of equipment to tackle it, including two aerial appliances.

Incident Commander, Station Manager Bjorn Burdsall said: “We are getting towards damping down some areas of the fire, however parts of the mill are unstable so we cannot yet fully extinguish it.

“We are working closely with partners to ensure that the impact this incident is having on local residents is minimised, but until further notice I would ask people to continue to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution against smoke.

“Please also keep avoiding the area, particularly Clarence Street and Tame Street, so that we can continue to work.

“Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters we have been able to allow a nearby bus depot to move some of their buses to allow for buses to run as close to normal as possible ahead of the Monday morning commute.”

Roads in the immediate area are expected to remain closed for the majority of the week.


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