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Firefighters set to remain at Hyde fire into the evening

Borough: Tameside

Incident Date: 02 July 2014

update 4pm

FIREFIGHTERS from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) are likely to remain at a fire on an industrial estate in Hyde into the evening.

At the height of the incident seven fire engines went to commercial building on Raglan Street, near Hyde Central Train Station, after being called at 11.42am on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

A large cordon remains in place around the incident and neighbouring businesses have been evacuated after acetylene cylinders were found in the property.

GMFRS' Station Manager Mick Rothwell, who is in charge of the incident, said:  "Our crews have done a fantastic job getting this fire under control and stopping it from spreading to the buildings on either side.

"Acetylene cylinders were found and are being cooled by firefighters using water jets, and until they are deemed safe we will remain at the incident.

"We have scaled the incident down now so have three fire engines and an aerial appliance in attendance.

"We would like to thank members of the public for remaining patient while we deal with this incident."

The cordon is expected to remain in place into the evening and the incident has been dealt with.

Raglan Street and Alfred Street are closed while firefighters deal with the incident.

The cause of the blaze will be investigated jointly by GMFRS and Greater Manchester Police.

 

update 2pm:

FIREFIGHTERS are urging people to stay away from a fire on an industrial estate in Hyde and residents nearby to keep doors and windows closed.

Seven fire engines are at the blaze in a commercial property on Raglan Street, near Hyde Central Train Station.

Crews were sent to the incident at 11.42am (Wednesday, July 2, 2014) and now have the fire under control.

A large cordon is in place around the incident and neighbouring businesses have been evacuated after suspected acetylene cylinders were found in the property.

A man has been treated for burns to his right hand and a 15-year-old boy has been treated for smoke inhalation by North West Ambulance Service's HART team at the scene.

Station Manager Mick Lawlor said:  "Our crews have done a fantastic job to get this fire under control.

"We believe there may be acetylene cylinders involved - acetylene is a potentially explosive gas commonly used in welding.

"Firefighters are cooling these gas cylinders with water jets and the cordon and road closures will remain in place until we are sure they are safe.

"We are asking the public to stay away from the area and residents to keep doors and windows shut. We would also like to thank them for remaining patient while we deal with this incident."

The cordon is expected to remain in place for the rest of the afternoon.

Raglan Street and Alfred Street are closed while firefighters deal with the incident.

The nearby railway line is not affected.

 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:34
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