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Storage unit fire - Ramsbottom

Borough: Bury

Incident Date: 23 February 2018

-- UPDATE, 3pm --

All crews have now left Whalley Road, Ramsbottom, as has the police presence.

The four cylinders have been removed from the site and the scene is now closed.

GMFRS were present at Whalley Road for just over 12 hours.


-- UPDATE, 11am --

GMFRS remain on the scene on Whalley Road, Ramsbottom and have successfully cooled the four cylinders impacted by this morning's fire.

Electricity Northwest have attended and confirmed the electrical supply to the unit is safe. Two fire crews remain and continue damping down the scene.

Police are maintaining a traffic management presence in the surrounding area.


AT 2.05am on Friday, February 23, four crews from Ramsbottom and fire engines from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, along with the command support unit and support pump from Rochdale, attended a building fire in Whalley Road, Ramsbottom

The fire involved a single storey external storage unit and an adjoining steel workshop measuring 20 x 30 metres. The fire also involved four cylinders which GMFRS crews are working to cool.

Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus used two jets, two hose reels, a thermal imaging scanner and a cooling monitor to extinguish the flames.

The incident is scaling down but crews are still in attendance monitoring the cylinders involved in the fire.

There remains some congestion on the roads in the immediate area with police undertaking traffic calming measures.

Last update: 23/02/2018 16:00:06
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