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Firefighters called to collapsed building in Oldham

Borough: Oldham

Incident Date: 12 August 2016

FIREFIGHTERS from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have been called following the collapse of an empty building in Oldham.

At 11.31am on Friday, August 12, 2016 North West Fire Control received a call to report the incident on King Street.

Firefighters worked with Greater Manchester Police to evacuate the surrounding buildings.

Two fire engines were called to the incident attendance along with the Technical Response Unit.

Station Manager Billy Fenwick said: “GMFRS continues to support other agencies at the address, including the local authority, GMP and the HSE.

“Our aerial appliance and AIR Unit have also been used during the incident allowing us to view the incident from above.

“The building involved in the collapse is being demolished and we will remain in attendance for the initial stages of this.”

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Photo captured by AIR Unit

King Street remains closed in both directions and people are asked to avoid the area if they can.

Updated 4.20pm Friday, August 12, 2016

Last update: 12/08/2016 16:32:25
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