Fire still raging at Littleborough mill.

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FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to tackle a large fire involving silos of solvents in Littleborough.

People in the area are being advised to keep their doors and windows shut and drivers are advised that road closures are in place.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) received a number of calls reporting a fire at a roofing products mill on Calderbrook Road calls just before 1pm on Monday, May 28.

Crews from Littleborough and Rochdale fire stations went to the scene and found a number of silos of solvent were on fire.

A large plume of smoke could be seen for miles around and the GMFRS Control Room received more than 100 calls reporting the fire.

Ten crews are currently tackling the blaze and are putting foam on to extinguish it.

They had the fire under control by about 4pm but crews were likely to remain on the scene overnight dealing with the fire.

Rochdale Borough Manager Tony Lander said: “We are dealing with a fire involving a range of buildings including a silo. There are bitumen tanks and Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) and various other chemicals involved.

“The building in total measures about 100 metres by 100 metres and there’s a thick plume of black smoke going way up into the atmosphere and dissipating over the moors.

“We are using foam jets on the silos and have brought the fire under control so it’s now almost non-existent.”

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has confirmed two men were injured, both had suffered burns and were taken to hospital.