Oldham Fire: Huge fire sends plumes of smoke into night sky as explosions are heard

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Firefighters tackle a major fire in Oldham
Firefighters tackle a major fire in Oldham

More than 50 firefighters battle a massive industrial estate fire with plumes of smoke and flames lighting up the night sky in Oldham.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said there had been a major fire at the Barry Street site in Oldham.

People have been posting images of the huge blaze on social media, with some claiming to have heard explosions at the industrial park.

Local residents are being told to stay inside the doors by firefighters, who say they expect to be tackling the incident well into Saturday morning.

It said: “Over 50 firefighters are currently responding to a major fire at a commercial building on Barry Street in Oldham.

Local residents are urged to stay indoors

“We expect to be here by tomorrow morning so please avoid the area while crews are working.

“Residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed.

The massive fire can be seen for miles around Oldham.

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