House fire in Malpas

04/08/2022 - 12:26

Love Lane, Malpas

Fire engines from Chester (2) plus the aerial ladder platform, Audlem, Nantwich, Crewe (2), Whitchurch (Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service) and Wrexham (North Wales Fire and Rescue Service)

Firefighters are tackling a house fire at a property on Love Lane. Part of the roof space of the detached property is heavily involved in fire. Crews in breathing apparatus are using two hose reel jets and covering jets to tackle the blaze. Electricity supplies have been isolated. The fire is currently being tackled from outside the building.

UPDATE | 13:42

Firefighters have requested that police close Love Lane while they tackle the blaze.

UPDATE | 14:14

The incident ground has been sectorised with firefighters working across three sectors to extinguish the flames. Six breathing apparatus and three hose reel jets are in use, along with covering jets. A portable pump is being set up to pump water from the swimming pool for firefighting.

UPDATE | 16:59

Firefighters continue to tackle the blaze bur operations are being hampered by an increase in wind speed.

UPDATE | 17:32

An initial investigation into the cause of the fire has taken place. A more detailed investigation will be carried out once the fire has been fully extinguished. Crews are continuing to fight the fire and are expected to remain at the scene overnight.

UPDATE | 18:43

Firefighting operations have temporarily ceased to allow for the changeover to relief crews who will continue to work at the scene.

UPDATE | 20:13

Firefighters have removed an internal wall lining on the first and second floors of the property. Slate roof tiles are being removed and a salvage operation is being undertaken on the ground floor. Crews will be at the scene through the night.

UPDATE 5 August | 06:30 

The crews continued to work through the night, salvaging items, removing roof tiles and wall lining. There were two fire engines remaining at the scene from just before 22:45 with the crews damping the affected areas and using a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots. The incident was reduced to one pump just before 06:00 today and a fire investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the fire.

UPDATE 5 August | 09:15 

Crews continue to monitor the building and check for hotspots, damping down where necessary. A further investigation into the fire will commence today.

UPDATE 6 August | 14:00

Firefighting operations have now drawn to a close and the scene has been handed over to the owner of the property and site manager.  

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Last updated: Saturday 06 August 2022