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Milnsbridge mill fire: Firefighters to stay at Britannia Road site for several days as it's reported mill is in danger of collapse

A huge fire broke out yesterday at the old mill building close to the former Lindsay's Furniture Mill

A mill devastated by a huge blaze is in danger of collapse.

Firefighters are still on site at the old mill building off Britannia Road in Milnsbridge, which was devastated by a fire that broke out yesterday at noon.

They may have to stay there for several days more to ensure that the fire does not return, after working through the night to “dampen down” the two-storey building’s roof, which collapsed after flames ripped through one half of the upper floor.

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No-one was hurt in the incident, and the cause is not yet known.

Chloe Glover reports from the scene of the fire where clean-up work is ongoing

But tenants of the premises’ many units are thought to have lost thousands of pounds worth of musical equipment.

See pictures of the fire below

Andy Wooller, Huddersfield fire brigade watch commander, said: “We are still there now due to the potential of the building to collapse

“We are just cherry picking to dampen down the roof space where it collapsed to make sure it doesn’t start up again and I think we will have a presence there for three days more.”

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Workers in the Colne Valley Accident Centre in the ground floor of the unit were alerted to the fire and quickly moved a number of vehicles out of reach.

However, the owners of a recording studio told us yesterday that clients’ recordings and instruments including a grand piano were likely to have been lost.

An investigation into the cause is ongoing.



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