Firefighters called to blaze-hit mill AGAIN

There have now been five fires in nine days at the Pagefield building
There have now been five fires in nine days at the Pagefield building

Warnings about the dangers of a derelict mill continue to be ignored as another fire was started there.

Fire chiefs have been urging people to stay away from the Pagefield building, where there have been an increasing number of blazes.

“Somebody is going to have a serious accident one day.”

Tony Callaghan

And we published photographs of youths risking their lives by going to the former mill and college building, which has been labelled a death trap.

But last night, firefighters were called to another fire there - the fifth in nine days.

Crews from Wigan, Hindley and Atherton fire stations went shortly after 9.30pm when wood was set alight in a building on the site.

Tony Callaghan, watch manager at Wigan fire station, said: “As we turned up there, about seven youths on the top floor were clear on the fire escape and ran off into the mill.

“Somebody is going to have a serious accident one day.

“It’s not just the holes in the floor, it’s the timber and debris that’s everywhere. All they need to do is fall over and bang their head on something and they could be really hurt.”

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