Time of Incident: 24/05/2019 - 14:59
Location: Leslie Road, Winsford
Attendance: 10 fire engines attended - one from Winsford, one from Powey Lane, one from Middlewich, two from Crewe and one from Runcorn. One from Nantwich, Lymm, Penketh and Wilmslow.
Ongoing - Firefighters are currently at a fire involving a large quantity of wooden pallets and fencing at an industrial estate on Leslie Road in Winsford.
The fire is affecting part of a building close by.
Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus, are using two main jets to help put out the fire.
Residents nearby are being advised to close windows and doors as a safety precaution.
Road closures are in place on Oakmere Road roundabout and people are advised to avoid the area.
4pm - Nearby industrial buildings have been evacuated as a precaution.
Firefighters are also using a hose reel as well as two main jets to help bring the fire under control.
Pallets on fire in Winsford (new window, Movie 18470KB)
Crews are using a ground monitor, two main jets and a hose reel in affected areas. One water tower is also in use. The fire is under control and crews remain at the scene.
The fire affected approximately 20metres by 30metres of stored wooden pallets which had spread to a single storey brick building.
Crews are making good progress extinguishing the fire and will remain on site for some time. The only road remaining closed is Browning Way which will remain closed while crews work at the scene.
Crews have continued to work on the fire throughout the night by using a hose reel jet to dampen down any distressed hot spots and continue to monitor them.
Firefighters are still at the scene and a main jet is currently in use to dampen down.