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CAR GARAGE FIRE – Lazarette Way, Bolton

Borough: Bolton

Incident Date: 06 November 2017

Update - 9.00am

Firefighters are still at the scene of the fire, which has been identified as a Porsche storage warehouse, next to Porsche Centre Bolton. Three cars were on fire in the warehouse when firefighters arrived, with smoke damage affecting at least 20 more.

The Fire Investigation team has been requested at the incident to determine the cause of the fire. Crews will remain at the site throughout the morning. 


Car garage fire - Lazarette Way, Bolton - 2.00am 

AROUND 50 firefighters from across Greater Manchester were called to fire at a single storey car garage on Lazarette Way in Bolton at 10.57pm on Monday 6, November.

Crews from Bolton Central were first at the commercial garage and storage facility that was being used to store vehicles. Firefighters from Bolton North, Horwich, Farnworth, Atherton and Agecroft fire stations attended the incident and quickly took charge.

Special appliances including aerial platforms and technical rescue units from other stations also attended the fire that was 50 by 25 metres in size.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus initially tackled the fire using high pressure lances, helping them to get large quantities of water into the building. Firefighters also used four large jets around the building to bring it under control.

Group Manager Ben Levy who was the Officer in Charge at the incident said: “When the first fire engine arrived at the scene, it was clear that it was a significantly developed fire.

“Firefighters worked in very poor conditions with excessive black smoke, but quickly got the incident under control.

“Firefighters have done an amazing job – and no doubt will continue to do a great job through the night. This incident comes off the back of a busy bonfire weekend for Blue Watch, who are on their second night on call. Their relentless and committed professionalism is never clearer than at an incident like this, after the most demanding of weekends.”

Firefighters will remain at the scene through the night and into Tuesday and will help to minimise the impact on the local area. Anyone living near the industrial site are encouraged to keep windows and doors closed.

Last update: 07/11/2017 09:14:23
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