Former mill fire sends smoke plumes seen across the borough

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

Saturday, 13th May 2017, 1:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:13 pm
Fire at the Pagefield building

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

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.

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

Photographs have also been taken with flames coming from the roof

Fire crews at the scene in Wigan
An image captured by Tracey Barker-Hall showing flames coming from the roof.
Fire crews at the scene in Wigan