Firemen dash to Mossley mill blaze

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 04 July 2024

Firefighters rushed to a blaze at a mill behind the Britannia pub in Mossley last night (Thursday).

Police were at the scene, though there were no reports of injuries.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 5pm today (Thursday, 4th July), firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a commercial premises on Manchester Road in Mossley.

“Three fire engines from Mossley, Ashton and Stalybridge fire stations quickly arrived at the scene.

"Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire, which had broken out in a small outbuilding of a derelict mill.

"Customers at the adjoining pub were evacuated as a precaution and were later allowed back inside.

“Crews were at the scene for around 45 minutes.”

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