Former mill fire sends smoke plumes seen across the borough

Fire at the Pagefield building
Fire at the Pagefield building

A fire has broken out at the Pagefield building with flames and smoke visible for miles around.

Firefighters are currently tackling the blaze at the old mill on Kenyon Road.

An image captured by Tracey Barker-Hall showing flames coming from the roof.

An image captured by Tracey Barker-Hall showing flames coming from the roof.

Details are yet to emerge about the cause of the fire.

Wigan residents have taken to social media with people reporting smoke visible from as far as Pemberton and Ince.

Photographs have also been taken with flames coming from the roof

Fire crews at the scene in Wigan

Fire crews at the scene in Wigan