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Quick action by firefighters stops derelict pub fire from spreading

Borough: Oldham

Incident Date: 09 June 2014

FIREFIGHTERS battled a fire in a derelict pub in Chadderton last night.

A neighbour spotted the fire at the Hare and Hounds, on Block Lane, and called Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service at around 10.30pm (June 9).

Four crews attended and on arrival were met with a well developed fire.

Watch Manager Reginald Haye said: "When we arrived there was smoke drifting across the road and flames coming from the building, licking the roof.

"It was a derelict pub that had been boarded up so it was very smoke logged inside."

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went inside to fight the fire and the Watch Manager said they did an excellent job putting it out in the roof space at an early stage which stopped it from spreading to the rest of the building.

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