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Firefighters continuing to tackle blaze in Crewe

By on August 9, 2019

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze at a supported living complex in Crewe.

Shortly after 4.30pm on Thursday 9 August Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was notified of a fire at the site in Rolls Avenue.

There are currently 16 fire engines from across the county – and Staffordshire – at the scene and firefighters will remain there overnight and into the morning.

Crews, wearing breathing apparatus, are using a variety of equipment to fight the fire from the ground including hose reel jets, main jets and high volume pumps.

They are also using two aerial platforms to tackle the blaze from height.

The building, which has been split into several operational sectors, has sustained significant damage and has partially collapsed.

When crews first arrived at the scene they discovered that the fire was in the roof space of the building.

A 360-degree survey of the site was carried out and firefighters devised a plan of action in terms of the best way to fight it.

Crews are tackling the blaze from inside and outside the building however, this has been hampered due to the partial collapse of the building.

A number of road closures will remain in place overnight and into the morning – they include:

Minshull New Road at the junction with Rolls Avenue.

Badger Avenue at the junction with Minshull New Road.

Frank Bott Avenue at the junction with Badger Avenue.

Underwood Lane at the junction with Windsor Avenue.

Residents living nearby are advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.

Any relatives with any concerns can call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 480541.

About Lucy Thorpe

Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email news@knutsfordtimes.co.uk

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