Firefighters called to blaze-hit mill AGAIN

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

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 8:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 9:53 am
There have now been five fires in nine days at the Pagefield building

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

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

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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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