UPDATE - 4.15pm
FIREFIGHTERS remain at the scene of the large warehouse fire in Holland Street, Denton.
Three fire engines, an aerial appliance, a high-volume pump and a command unit are currently in attendance as firefighters continue to damp down small, smouldering pockets of fire.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service crews worked tirelessly to bring the blaze under control yesterday. Main road closures were lifted and residents who had been evacuated were allowed to return to their homes, though people are still advised to avoid the area.
Crews are expected to remain in attendance for at least another 24 hours.
UPDATE - 9.30PM
FIREFIGHTERS have worked tirelessly to bring the blaze in Holland St, Denton under control.
Seven fire engines and two aerial appliances remain at the scene as crews will work through the night to monitor the incident and ensure the fire is fully extinguished.
Residents that were evacuated are now free to return home and the large smoke plume has subsided.
All road closures have now been lifted but residents are still asked to avoid the area.
Area Manager Stewart Forshaw said: “Thanks to the tireless and professional work of our firefighters we are now in control of this incident.
“I would also like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation on what has been a difficult day.
“Crews will remain at the scene overnight monitoring the incident and extinguishing the pockets of fire that remain.”
UPDATE - 5.30pm
GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service currently has 25 fire appliances on the scene of a large fire in Holland Street Denton.
The fire originated in a three-storey warehouse building and has now spread to adjoining units.
Firefighters have laid ground monitor jets to pump water on to the fire as well as utilising three aerial appliances to tackle the blaze from above.
The incident has caused a large plume of smoke and residents are asked to keep their doors and windows closed. Evacuation procedures are in place locally.
Smoke is also affecting the M67 and a section of the motorway between junction one and junction two is closed. It is important for motorists to take extra care if travelling in areas affected by smoke.
Area Manager, Stewart Forshaw, who is in charge of the incident said: “Around 125 firefighters are working incredibly hard to bring this incident under control.
“The first crews on scene were met with a well-developed fire and more support was quickly mobilised to deal with the blaze.
“The incident is causing a large smoke plume that is affecting the local community and can be seen across the county. I would ask those who are affected by the smoke to keep their doors and windows closed and to avoid the area.
“Smoke is also affecting the M67 motorway and it is closed between junctions one and two. If you are travelling, please take extra care.
“It is likely our firefighters will be here throughout the evening and into tomorrow as we continue to deal with this incident.”
FIREFIGHTERS from across Greater Manchester are currently tackling a fire at a three-storey warehouse in Denton.
Six fire engines and an aerial appliance are currently at the scene in Holland Street where crew wearing breathing apparatus are dealing with a significant blaze.
Firefighters are using jets and an ultra-high-pressure hose to tackle the fire.
Those local are asked to keep their doors and windows closed and the avoid the area so our firefighters can work safely and efficiently.
Traffic management is in place and local transport is affected.
Article Published: 21/02/2021 13:52 PM