Update 8am, Monday 17 May:
Two fire engines remain at the scene of a building fire in Royton this morning (Monday 17 May).
Crews are damping down the scene and working with the building owner to remove materials from inside the building so firefighters can tackle deep seated hotspots.
Nearby businesses are not affected.
Firefighters expect to be at the scene for a number of days.
Update 9pm, Sunday 16 May:
Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a derelict building in Royton, Oldham this evening (Sunday 16 May).
GMFRS received a call at 6.36pm to reports of a building fire on Meek Street.
On arrival, crews from Oldham and Rochdale found the building, which contains what is believed to be recycling materials, well alight. Bales of recycling materials outside the building were also on fire.
Firefighters are using two hose reels, two breathing apparatus and three jets to tackle the blaze. An aerial platform is also being used to fight the fire rom above.
People are advised to avoid the area, and nearby residents should keep their windows and doors closed.
Station Manager Nick Griffin said: “On arrival, we found the building well alight and crews quickly got to work to bring the fire under control. We have been using hose reels and jets, along with the aerial platform to tackle the blaze from above. Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters we are making progress, but expect to be here well into the night.
“The fire is causing a large plume of black smoke so we urge people to stay away from the area, and if you live nearby please keep your windows and doors closed.”
16/05/2021 21:36 PM