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Firefighters tackle fire at Farnworth chippy

Borough: Bolton

Incident Date: 25 May 2015

AROUND 35 firefighters have tackled a fire at a chip shop in Farnworth.

The two-storey building on the junction of Albert Road and Queen Street was well alight when crews arrived on the scene shortly after 4pm on Monday, May 25.

Station Manager Chris Roberts, who was in charge of the incident, said: “We were called to a fire involving the ground and first floors of a two-storey building that measures approximately 20 metres by 20 metres.

“It’s actually only a small building but it’s in an awkward position and that made conditions slightly more difficult for firefighters.

“The fire caused a lot of smoke in the area and traffic congestion so we worked with our partners at Bolton Council and Greater Manchester Police to establish a cordon around the area and manage the traffic. 

“Firefighters in breathing apparatus used hose reels, jets, the Ultra High Pressure Lance and an aerial platform to get water onto the building from all angles.” 

The incident was scaled down as of 6pm but it’s expected that fire crews will be on the scene for the rest of the evening.

It’s not believed that there was anyone inside the building at the time of the fire.

The cause will be subject to an investigation. 

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:41
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