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Commercial unit fire - Wigan

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Incident Date: 24 September 2017

FIREFIGHTERS have been at the scene of a large fire in Wigan overnight.

AT 9.31pm on September 23, seven appliances from across the Bolton and Wigan area were mobilised to a building fire in Kirkless Industrial Estate in the New Springs area of Wigan.

On arrival crew found a single storey commercial premises to be well alight and firefighters tackled the fire with handheld jets and utilised an areal platform to put water on the fire from above.

Firefighters also used an air unit to gather footage of the blaze from the sky so they are aware of what they are dealing with inside the premises.


A large amount of smoke discharged over the local area and crew would like to remind the public to keep doors and windows closed if there is still any visible smoke and to avoid the area.

Firefighters are currently damping down at the site and dealing with any pockets of fire that remain with an investigation into the cause set to commence this morning.

Last update: 24/09/2017 10:35:41
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