Fire in disused building in Runcorn

12/06/2018 - 18:33

Irwell Lane, Runcorn

Two fire engines attended from Runcorn and one from Penketh

Fire crews were called to a large fire in a disused building on Irwell Lane, Runcorn. The fire was in a detached property and crews, four wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets, one covering jet, ceiling hooks and a large fan to extinguish the fire.
A joint police and fire investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, although it is believed to have been started deliberately. Three 13-year-old boys were arrested by police on suspicion of arson, and have since been released under investigation.
Crews were at the scene for two hours and 50 minutes.
If you have any information about the incident then please call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 91753. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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