Huge plume of smoke after fire at Pagefield Mill

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

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 9:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th May 2016, 10:18 pm
Fire crews at the Pagefield building

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

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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.