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Large fire in Ellesmere Port

Incident ID: 1406000395
Date/Time: 02/06/2014 - 06:36
Address: Unicorn Engineering, Meadow Road, Ellesmere Port
Attendance: Two fire engines from Ellesmere Port, two from Chester and the aerial appliance from Chester, one from Runcorn, one from Widnes, one from Merseyside and Cheshire's Mobile Incident Command unit.
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Fire and rescue crews are at the scene of a fire involving a large quantity of recycling material at Unicorn Limited.  The fire is next to an industrial building.  Firefighters are using ground monitors to prevent the fire spreading to the building.

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Update 08:51

12,000 tonnes of recycling material is involved in fire.  There is a natural gas pipeline that runs nearby which firefighters are keeping cool with water and thermal imaging cameras are in use to check for hot spots. 

Firefighters and fire engines at the scene of a large fire in Ellesmere PortEllesmere Port fire

Update 09:23

There are now eight fire appliances at the scene including the aerial appliance from Chester.  A gas engineer is at the scene and is liaising with fire crews. 

Firefighters tackling a large fire in Ellesmere PortFirefighters tackling a large blaze in Ellesmere Port

Update 09:23

Firefighters have now got the fire contained with all nearby premises protected.  The incident command unit is at the scene.

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Update 10:46

The number of fire appliances has been reduced to seven with firefighters dragging out materials and keeping water trained on the refuse.  Crews are likely to remain at the scene for some time.

This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.

Aerial appliance tackling a fire in Ellesmere PortFirefighters at the scene of a large fire in Ellesmere Port

Update 15:05

Five fire engines remain at the scene, with relief crews in attendance.  The crews are continuing to damp down and cool the fire ground. 

Update 3rd June 11:55

Firefighters have been monitoring the site overnight to ensure there are no more hotspots of fire.  An investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.

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Video footage of firefighters tackling a large fire in Ellesmere Port

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