Fire in sub station in Widnes

06/06/2017 - 02:48

Acacia Avenue, Widnes

One fire engine from Widnes and one from Penketh

Firefighters were called to a fire involving an electric substation and on arrival found smoke issuing from the brick building, which measured 3m x 4m. The electricity company were called and the road was closed while crews investigated. Police were also in attendance in case of evacuation of the nearby residents. The crews stood by while the power was isolated and used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the situation. The fire self extinguished itself and after a final sweep of the building with a thermal imaging camera, the crews were able to hand the incident over to Scottish Power. No residents were evacuated.

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