FIREFIGHTERS tackled a major blaze in Royton, Oldham last night with several roads remaining closed.

Just before 8pm on Thursday, June 24 fire crews rushed to a huge blaze at a waste handling facility on Mossdown Road in Royton,Oldham after receiving several 999 calls.

Road closures are in place following the fire. Salmon Fields at the junction of Higginshaw Lane Higginshaw Lane at the junction of Turf Lane Shaw Road / Salmon Fields can be accessed only for deliveries.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “At 19.52 this evening, 24th June 2021 we received the first of several 999 calls in relation to a fire at a waste handling facility on Mossdown Road, Oldham. This is a large fire that has spread to a neighbouring commercial unit. There are no reported injuries.

“10 fire engines from across Greater Manchester, plus the aerial appliance, command unit, and a special hose-laying appliance are on the scene right now. Over 50 firefighters are working together to bring this large fire under control.

“The area of the fire spans 100m x 100m and the material burning is dirty, so we are asking everyone in the local area to stay away from the incident and keep doors and windows closed.

“Additionally, we are having to run high-volume hoses down some roads so expect traffic disruption and road closures as we fight this fire through the evening.”

The Oldham Times:

The public was warned to stay away from the incident 

Taking to Twitter with an update at 9:20 pm last night the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue wrote: “We're likely to be at the fire in Royton, Oldham well into the evening tonight. There are road closures in place and traffic disruption. Please stay away from the area and close your doors and windows.”

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue have been contacted for an update.