Industrial unit fire - Rochdale

9.10pm update

Crews have successfully extinguished a fire at an industrial unit on Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale.

At its height, eight fire engines were in attendance at the incident, which involved two paint booths in a two-storey industrial unit.

Firefighters used three jets, six breathing apparatus, a ground monitor and a positive pressure ventilation fan to tackle the blaze.

Road closures have now been lifted on Moss Bridge Road.

General Manager Steve Jordan, in charge at the scene, said: “Our crews have worked exceptionally hard to tackle this fire, and thanks to their quick response and professionalism we have been able to prevent any further spread.

“The fire has now been extinguished, and two crews remain at the scene making sure the area is safe.

“I want to thank local residents for their cooperation and understanding throughout this incident, and would ask that the public continue to avoid the area while crews remain at the scene.”

7pm update

Eight fire engines are currently at the scene of an industrial estate fire on Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) crews were called at around 5.15 pm to the incident, involving two paint booths in an industrial unit measuring around 100 metres by 30 metres.

Firefighters are tackling the blaze in sectors using three jets and six breathing apparatus.

Road closures are in place on sections of Moss Bridge Road, and local residents are advised to keep all windows and doors closed and avoid the area while crews carry out their work.

Article Published: 23/07/2020 19:00 PM