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Incident Date: 07 October 2014
FIREFIGHTERS remained at a site in Eccles over the weekend to bring a fire involving waste under control.
Fire engines were initially sent from Irlam and Eccles fire stations when the fire broke out on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 7, on Liverpool Road.
While the fire burned smoke was present in the local area so firefighters and Public Health England asked residents to keep windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure.
Station Manager Angus Robinson, from GMFRS, said: “Firefighters tackled the fire that involved a large amount of waste at the site using jets of water for the first few days. After that we worked with the site owner to dig out the waste to ensure the fire was completely out.
“Firefighters worked really hard over the six days and prevented the fire from spreading to other areas of the site.”
GMFRS worked with other organisations, including Greater Manchester Police and the Environment Agency, during the incident.
Firefighters closed the incident at around 4.15pm on Monday, October 13.
The cause of the fire will be investigated.
Updated 4.30pm Monday, October 13, 2014
FIREFIGHTERS from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) remain at a waste site on Liverpool Road after a fire broke out yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, October 7).
Fire engines were mobilised from Eccles and Irlam fire stations, with crew remaining at the site overnight tackling the fire.
Station Manager Angus Robinson, from GMFRS, said: "Firefighters continue to tackle the fire that involves a large amount of waste at the site using jets of water.
"As crew are turning over the rubbish to reach and extinguish the fire quite a lot of smoke is issuing into the local area so we are asking people to keep their windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure."
1.30pm Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Updates will be provided when available.