Fire at terraced property on Store Street, Ashton-under-Lyne

10:15am update

At approximately 7am on Friday, 7th January, firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a terraced property on Store Street, in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Fire engines from Ashton, Oldham, Stalybridge and Chadderton fire stations, alongside the aerial appliance from Manchester Central station, quickly attended the scene. The fire involved the roof space of an end terraced house.

A number of houses on the street have been evacuated as a safety precaution.

Fire engine at the scene on Store Street

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have extinguished the fire using hose reel jets, an aerial ladder and other specialist equipment.

Station Manager Ken Booth, officer in charge at the scene, said: “Firefighters were called to a fire involving the second floor of an end terrace property.

“Fire crews have worked to prevent spread to the next-door terrace. The fire has been extinguished. Crews remain at the scene clearing debris and making sure the scene is safe. Firefighters expect to remain at the scene for a number of hours.”

07/01/2022 10:19 AM