Investigation launched into Old Vicarage fire at Stalybridge.
Wednesday 12th October 2016 @ 10:51 by Nigel P.
News Stalybridge

 

A dramatic arial view of the fire that ravaged the Old Vicarage building in Millbrook Stalybridge on Tuesday evening(October 11)

A dramatic aerial view of the fire that ravaged the Old Vicarage building in Millbrook Stalybridge on Tuesday evening(October 11)

Four fire engines from across Tameside were called to tackle a huge blaze which devastated the Old Vicarage  building on Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge.

Both floors of the two-storey empty building, which is an old vicarage, were well alight as the crews arrived.

The intensity of the fire and the instability of the building meant fire crews had to tackle the blaze from the vicarage’s grounds outside using an aerial platform, hose reels and jets.

The crews arrived at just after 7 p.m. and took three and a half hours to bring the fire under control.

Around 10.30pm the incident was then scaled down and by about 1 a.m. just one crew remained at the incident overnight to ensure the fire could not flare up again .

A relief crew was still in place on Wednesday morning to watch over the charred remains with fire investigators to join the scene to try and determine the cause of the blaze.