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James saves the day with a beating

A wharehouse attached to Pingle Mill in Delph near Oldham was in danger of setting alight at the weekend.

James Cormode, 24, from Delph jumped in with a stick to put out the flames and stop the fire spreading to the building.

” I was at a barbeque when in the distance we spotted the smoke and realised the heather and grass was on fire and very close to the mill itself, I rang the owner of the mill, a friend of mine, and ran across the fields to see if I could do anything.

“the only thing I could do was to rip off a tree branch and start beating the flames out, it was very hot and smokey but I carried on until the fire brigade arrived by which time I had managed to get it out.

” It’s a bit ironic as I was turned down for the fire brigade, maybe they will let me in now, i’m just glad to have been able to help out ” , said James

The fire was further extinguished by the fire service using water jets and they remained on the scene until the last embers were out.

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