Huge plume of smoke after fire at Pagefield Mill

Fire crews at the Pagefield building

Fire crews at the Pagefield building

A fire broke out at Wigan’s Pagefield Mill this evening.

Crews were called to the historic building next to Mesnes Park at around 9.30pm.

They found a blaze alight around the back of the mill at the Springfield end of the building.

The incident sent a huge plume of smoke high into the night sky above Wigan and visible from as far away as the Saddle junction.