Huge blaze rips through paper warehouse

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DOZENS of firefighters were this morning tackling a huge blaze at a Wigan paper warehouse.

Crews were called to Georgia Pacific, off Lockett Road in Ashton, at about 3.20am.

At its height, a large plume of smoke could be seen from 10 miles away, fire chiefs said

A spokesman said there was no danger to the public and no other buildings were at risk, however access to nearby buildings is restricted, he added.

For full details see Friday’s Wigan Evening Post. If readers have any photographs of the fire at its height, please e-mail them to