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Crews tackle large fire at Manchester paper factory

Fire at a paper mill Image copyright Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The mill has 400 tonnes (400,000 kgs) of paper

Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a paper mill in Greater Manchester.

The blaze at the Saica paper factory on Manchester Road in Carrington, started at about 16:00 BST.

Eight fire engines were sent to the mill which has 400 tonnes of paper on site.

Nearby residents are being warned to keep windows and doors shut and expect delays on Manchester Road, said Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

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