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Building fire in Radcliffe

Borough: Bury

Incident Date: 03 March 2016

FIRE engines are expected to remain at Holland Street in Radcliffe through the night following a fire involving an industrial unit.

The blaze involved a single-storey building used for recycling clothes, on Holland Street, near Wellington Street and residents nearby were advised to keep their windows and doors shut.

Crew from Whitefield, Bury, and Farnworth and an enhanced rescue unit were initially called to deal with the incident and used four jets and two ultra high pressure lances to fight the blaze.

Firefighters also used an aerial appliance to fight the fire after emergency calls were made at 7.35am on Thursday, March 3, 2016, to report the blaze involving the building, which measures approximately 50m x 20m.

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Station Manager Alan Topping, who was in charge of the incident, said: "The fire is now under control and two fire engines will remain at the incident through the night tackling the pockets of fire which remain. 

"Demolition contractors attended the scene and pulled down a wall to make the building safe while firefighters tackled the fire."

As of 5pm two engines remained in attendance with firefighters tackling pockets of fire.

Updated 5pm

 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:22
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