Drone footage of Oldham Maple Mill fire

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Drone footage of a former cotton mill being consumed by fire has been released.

People may have been sleeping inside Maple Mill, in Oldham, when it was engulfed in a huge blaze, the fire service said.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said it had been “made aware” homeless people have been sleeping in the mill in Oldham.

About 100 nearby homes were evacuated as up to 80 firefighters tackled the fire, which broke out at 04:15 GMT.