Another fire! at SAICA paper mill in Carrington

Fire crews was tackling a fire involving a large stack of paper in Carrington, Trafford.

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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to the paper mill on Manchester Road shortly after 1pm today (May 29.)

During the fire today the second in recent times fire crews had 8 fire engines which came from all around Manchester and Cheshire.


SAICA Papr Mill fire : Image Paul Mottershead

The fire started in a stack of paper which was 10ft high, when firefighters got to the scene it was well alight, crews used jets and ground monitors to deal with the incident.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are telling people to close windows and doors as a precaution, although this advice may have changed since.

Manchester Road was affected by the fire as queues started forming whilst the firefighters tackled the blaze.

SAICA who ownes the paper mill have had a frosty relationship with residents in Partington who are often having to put up with all types of pollution, although since we got intouch with the company the smell of paper has decreased.

With the Heath Farm Lane housing development underway and just around the block from the site, we wonder if living so close to this paper mill and other industry is worth it to people as their health could well be affected or worse if the entire plant blows up, which fortunately is unlikely.


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