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Industrial unit fire – Atherton, May 11

Borough: Wigan

Incident Date: 11 May 2017

Update: 7.11am

The incident has been scaled down, with only three crews still in attendance.

The cause of the fire is as yet unknown.

While road closures are still in place, we expect to be able to open the roads soon.


Update: 6.20am

AT 3.18am on Thursday, May 11, eight crews from Atherton, Hindley, Leigh, Bolton, Hyde, Rochdale, Horwich and Stockport and the technical response unit, major rescue unit were called to a fire at an industrial unit off Coal Pit Lane, Atherton.

The crews were also joined by an air unit and an aerial ladder.

On arrival crews found a large fire and used three jets and the hydraulic platform to bring it under control.

Incident Commander Paul Duggan said: “The fire is under control but if you live in the area please stay indoors and keep your windows and doors shut.

“There are road closures in place around Bag Lane so please don’t travel near the area, although we will work to open the roads again as soon as possible.”

The incident is ongoing.

Last update: 11/05/2017 07:20:31
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