Fire Bury

Farm fire - Bury

Overnight crews have been tackling a blaze at a farm off Bentley Hall Road in Bury.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) were called at 21.23 on Tuesday April 21 to a fire involving a large quantity of trees and wood which affected a farm building.

At the height of the incident six fire engines, a drone unit and hose layer lorry from Bury, Bolton, Whitefield, Ramsbottom, Farnworth, Hindley, Atherton, Heywood and Blackley supported the incident.

Station Manager Wayne Van-Hecke said: “Crews have worked hard throughout the night in challenging conditions to tackle the blaze. We have made good progress and have now scaled back to four fire engines at the scene. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service will remain at the incident throughout the course of the day to ensure the fire is fully under control.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

We thank local residents for their cooperation and as there may still be smoke in the area we ask that they continue to keep doors and windows shut.

22/04/2020 12:50 PM