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Multiple Buildings Collapse During Manchester Blaze

On Tuesday 6th August 2019, a huge blaze affecting multiple buildings broke out in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester in a former mill complex that is now home to a number of local businesses.

Greater Manchester Fire and Service worked through the night to try and contain the fire. 6 Fire engines were used as well as up to 70 firefighters and 15 appliances.

3 buildings have collapsed during the blaze, which affected a complex of mill buildings and caused a loss of power to over 50 homes, which needed to be evacuated.

Stockport Road between Guide Bridge railway station and St Peter’s Church was reopened on Wednesday after being closed overnight.

An investigation is due to begin once the fire is fully extinguished, however it is currently unknown what started it.

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