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Aerial photos show scale of massive fire that gutted Manchester mill

The fire broke out at Oldham Maple Mill.

A HUGE FIRE has gutted a mill in Manchester, with aerial photos showing the scale of the blaze.

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The fire broke out at Oldham Maple Mill at 4.15am yesterday. Footage from the scene today showed huge amounts of smoke still at the site.

manc fire 3 Source: GMFRS Air Unit Team via Twitter

It took seven hours for the fire to be taken under control by firefighters, according to the BBC.

manchester fire 1 Source: GMFRS Air Unit Team via Twitter

It said that the residents of around 100 homes nearby also had to leave due to the force of the blaze. An emergency centre was set up after the evacuation.

manc fire 4 Source: GMFRS Air Unit Team via Twitter

The fire, which is believed to have broken out on the top floor of the mill, is being investigated.

manchester fire 2 Source: GMFRS Air Unit Team via Twitter

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