Several videos and photos shared by locals on social media show heavy smoke in the air, leaving residents wondering what has caused the raging fire. A twitter user The Boss Baddie tweeted: “What the hell is going on in #OLDHAM. Sounds like something massive is on fire. Mill collapse?”
Another twitter user Mohsin Hamid tweeted: “What is going on?? Just woke up to the sound of this fire.”
The user later added: “The smoke is literally reaching my window. The highlighted part is Tesco, so it’s not too far from there.”
Meanwhile others speculated the cause of the fire “near the big Tesco”.
One user, @mattjamestayl0r, wrote: “It’s a massive warehouse fire in Derker.”
Another Twitter user, @zakerrasool, speculated: “Building set on fire.”