Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Emergency Services Tackle Factory Fire

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Emergency Services Tackle Factory Fire

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A HUGE plume of smoke could be seen above the skies of Rochdale following a fire at an industrial unit.

A number of explosions were also heard during the blaze on Moss Bridge Road yesterday.

At its height, about 40 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which broke out in the yard of a mouldings firm at around noon and was said to involve a 'large quantity of plastic'.

The thick black smoke could be seen for miles around.

Video and pictures taken at the scene showed flames shooting above the rooftops of surrounding homes.

A resident of nearby James Butterworth Street, who asked not to be named, told the M.E.N.: "My kitchen window is about 200 yards away from the fire.

"There's been quite a few explosions and there's a lot of thick black smoke everywhere. It smells like burning plastic. …

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