Astonishing photos show fire ripping through a paper mill in Oldham

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A fire has broken out at a paper mill in Oldham, causing the evacuation of 100 homes.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service is still tackling the blaze at Maple Mill on Cardwell Street. Pictures and video from the scene show a huge inferno taking over the building.

(Greater Manchester Fire Service)
(Greater Manchester Fire Service)

The fire service asked local residents and businesses to keep windows closed as more than 70 firefighters fought the blaze from the outside.

(Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service)
(Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service)

The flames were so voracious they could be seen from over a mile away.

The cause of the blaze isn't yet known.