FIREFIGHTERS say they are expecting to remain at the scene of a major fire at a paper mill in Carrington for the next four to five days.

Crews were called to Saica Paper UK shortly after 10am to reports of a blaze involving four large sacks of paper.

At is height dozens of fire crews from across Greater Manchester battle to bring the raging flames under control.

Around 10 fire engines and specialist appliances are currently still on the scene.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesmans said: "We are still on the scene and I think we are going to be here for around four or five days.

"We have got the fire all under control, but it is still burning so we have to stay to make sure that it does not spread to the other stacks of paper."

Residents living in the area have been advised to keep the windows and doors shut as a precaution.

The Environment Agency says it is aware of the fire and is supporting the fire service.

The GMFRS spokesman added: "There are some plumes of smoke around. However, this is not toxic but people should keep their doors and windows shut as as a precaution."