Nine fire engines tackle Denton Industrial blaze
Friday 10th March 2017 @ 09:46 by Nigel P.
Denton & Audenshaw News

Fire fighters at the Cricket Street blaze in Denton, rapid deployment of fire-fighting resources seems to have contained the blaze at an industrial estate spreading to other units.

 

Over 50 firefighters have been deployed to tackle an industrial fire in Cricket Street, Denton.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to an industrial building in Denton, Tameside, just after 2.10am yesterday morning Thursday, March 9th.

Despite the fire being in a small industrial estate it is surrounded by many residential streets and residents in the area were  asked to close their doors and windows, as a precaution, while crews tackled the blaze.

Initially two fire engines raced to the scene but when crews realised the scale of the fire this was increased to seven. Eventually there were a total nine fire engines from across Greater Manchester at the incident, including the Incident Command Unit and an aerial platform and the Technical Response Unit.

Incident Commander, Dean Nankivell, said: “Firefighters have done a great job at containing a fierce fire in an industrial unit. The quick thinking actions of the crew who first arrived meant we were able to contain the fire to one building. We currently have firefighters in breathing apparatus inside the building, damping down.

Fire-fighters are believed to have checked the premises for hazardous materials that may sill pose a threat of combustion or contamination such as asbestos and oxyacetylene tanks.

We are also clearing smoke from the building, so ask residents in the local area to be vigilant and keep their doors and windows closed.”

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.