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Thirty firefighters tackle fire in large Victorian house

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 28 July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS have spent the night fighting a fire involving a large Victorian semi-detached house on Crumpsall Lane, Crumpsall, Manchester.

More than 30 firefighters were sent to the incident at 4.42pm on Monday, July 28, 2014 after reports of smoke was seen coming from the property.

Crews entered the building wearing breathing apparatus but were forced to withdraw after an internal staircase collapsed.

Two high pressure hose reel jets were initially used to tackle the fire and then an aerial monitor from the Hydraulic Platform Vehicle.

Watch Manager Steve Gudmunsen, said: "There was a lot of smoke coming from the building on arrival. Flames were seen coming from the first floor window and the roof.  We had to break down the front door to gain entry where we were faced with a staircase well alight.

"The crews worked extremely hard to get the fire under control, which was difficult in the warm weather, to prevent it spreading to the neighbouring house."

There are currently two fire engines at the incident damping down .

The cause of fire is currently being investigated.

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Updated 10.30am 29.07.2014

FIREFIGHTERS are currently fighting a fire involving a large Victorian semi-detached house on Crumpsall Lane, Crumpsall, Manchester.

Approximately 30 firefighters are on scene crewing six fire engines and a Hydraulic Platform vehicle after reports of smoke was seen coming from the property.

Crews initially entered the building wearing breathing apparatus but were forced to withdraw after an internal staircase collapsed.

Two high pressure hose reel jets were initially used to tackle the fire and then an aerial monitor from the Hydraulic Platform Vehicle.

Watch Manager Steve Gudmunsen, said: "There was a lot of smoke coming from the building on arrival. Flames were seen coming from the first floor window and the roof.  We had to break down the front door to gain entry where we were faced with a staircase well alight.

"The crews worked extremely hard to get the fire under control, which was difficult in the warm weather, to prevent it spreading to the neighbouring house."

The fire is currently under control, however it is anticipated crews will be there throughout the night.

The cause of the fire is still in the early stages of investigation.

Updated 9.30pm 28.07.2014

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:35
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