Greater Manchester Fire: Plumes of black smoke rise into the sky as fire rips through the mill

The fire is believed to have started at a mill in Radcliffe, with huge plumes of black smoke billowing from the block as eight fire engines attended the scene

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Manchester: Huge cloud of smoke rises from the building

A block of flats in Greater Manchester appears to be on fire as plumes of smoke billow into the air.

The fire is believed to have started at a mill in Radcliffe, with huge plumes of black smoke visible from the scene.

Bystanders reported seeing large numbers of firefighting units as crews rushed to fight the blaze. Images shared on social media showed the thick plumes of smoke could be seen from afar as they billowed over the city, the reports Manchester evening news.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for more information, as has the Fire Service.






The fire is believed to have started at a mill in Radcliffe, with huge plumes of black smoke visible from the scene

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said: “Just after 21.15 this evening (Tuesday 31 May) we were called to reports of a fire at a commercial building in Milltown Street, Radcliffe.

“Eight fire engines were quickly mobilized to the scene, where crews located a one-story building that was burning well and producing a significant plume of smoke.

“Firefighters are currently working hard to fight the fire in sectors with jets and hose reels. Residents in the area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed at this time.”

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