Fire at mill in River Street in Bolton town centre

Firefighters tackle blaze in town centre mill building

Firefighters tackle blaze in town centre mill building

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a fire which started in a disused mill in Bolton town centre.

Crews were called to the mill in River Street just after 7pm after guests staying in the nearby Travel Lodge reported seeing smoke coming from the building.

Teams from Bolton Central and Bolton North stations arrived on the scene to find a blaze had started in the basement of the building with the wooden stairs leading to the basement engulfed by flames.

They used ladders to gain alternative access to the basement and were able to put the fire out with hoses.

Police were also on the scene and informed the firefighters that they had received reports of squatters staying illegally in the building.

Investigations by police as to how the fire started are continuing.

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12:21pm Sun 25 May 14

William2701 says...

Whatever happened to the 'Merchants Quarter' scheme dreamt up by the Council and developers? Seems to have gone the same way as the Cultural Quarter (meant for the site of the former Odeon Cinema/ Bingo Hall) and the long forgotten Church Wharf redevelopment.

Strange how the plans for former schemes are now being talked about for areas of the town such as Churchgate.
Whatever happened to the 'Merchants Quarter' scheme dreamt up by the Council and developers? Seems to have gone the same way as the Cultural Quarter (meant for the site of the former Odeon Cinema/ Bingo Hall) and the long forgotten Church Wharf redevelopment. Strange how the plans for former schemes are now being talked about for areas of the town such as Churchgate. William2701
  • Score: 11

1:47pm Sun 25 May 14

Phil from Smithills says...

It seems all these ideas of Merchants Quarters, Cultural Quarters, Café Quarters & Business Quarters all seem to be taken from the Mancunian vocabulary, where they have The Northern Quarter, the this that and the other quarter.

Bolton Council, try and be more independent thinking when declaring a name for parts of our town.
It seems all these ideas of Merchants Quarters, Cultural Quarters, Café Quarters & Business Quarters all seem to be taken from the Mancunian vocabulary, where they have The Northern Quarter, the this that and the other quarter. Bolton Council, try and be more independent thinking when declaring a name for parts of our town. Phil from Smithills
  • Score: 7

2:18pm Sun 25 May 14

sallyupsteps says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
It seems all these ideas of Merchants Quarters, Cultural Quarters, Café Quarters & Business Quarters all seem to be taken from the Mancunian vocabulary, where they have The Northern Quarter, the this that and the other quarter.

Bolton Council, try and be more independent thinking when declaring a name for parts of our town.
Why not just call it The Dump!
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: It seems all these ideas of Merchants Quarters, Cultural Quarters, Café Quarters & Business Quarters all seem to be taken from the Mancunian vocabulary, where they have The Northern Quarter, the this that and the other quarter. Bolton Council, try and be more independent thinking when declaring a name for parts of our town.[/p][/quote]Why not just call it The Dump! sallyupsteps
  • Score: 12

4:38pm Sun 25 May 14

Replytohatersandscum says...

insurance claim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
insurance claim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Replytohatersandscum
  • Score: -6

5:06pm Sun 25 May 14

ibyb2014 says...

Jackael wrote:
Replytohatersandscum wrote:
insurance claim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well you should know, you people are the experts at fraud !!!
You people?
[quote][p][bold]Jackael[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Replytohatersandscum[/bold] wrote: insurance claim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Well you should know, you people are the experts at fraud !!![/p][/quote]You people? ibyb2014
  • Score: -7

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