Blaze at Eckersley Mill

Eckersley Mill Fire

Eckersley Mill Fire

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FORTY firefighters worked through the early hours to extinguish a fire which destroyed three industrial units at Eckersley Mill.

Shortly after 4am this morning, crews from Wigan, Atherton, Leigh, Horwich and Skelmersdale were called to the blaze at Swan Meadow Industrial Estate near Wigan Pier.

Roads around the site were closed following the discovery of acetylene cylinders in the units, causing chaos for early rush hour motorists.

But all roads were reopened shortly after 8am.

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