Fire at a commercial bakery in Northwich

Date/Time:
24/01/2023 - 11:57

Address:
School Road, Rudheath, Northwich

Attendance:
Fire engines from Northwich Middlewich, Lymm and Knutsford, as well as an aerial appliance from Lymm.

Details
Firefighters are at the scene of a fire involving an industrial oven. Staff have been evacuated from the building while the crews tackle the incident. Gas and electricity supplies have been isolated and firefighters in breathing apparatus are using a hose reel jet to fight the fire internally while a hose reel jet is being used on the outside of the building. 

This incident will be updated when more information is available.

UPDATE AT 13:30

Firefighters have now extinguished the fire within the internal roof space and are monitoring the interior temperature. Crews have used an aerial ladder platform to remove cowling from the external flue and are applying water from a hose reel jet to cool it.

UPDATE AT 13:55

All firefighting operations have now ceased and the building is being ventilated. Crews are awaiting the arrival of onsite engineers to gain further access to the flue in order to confirm the fire has been fully extinguished.

UPDATE AT 15:30

Firefighters have undertaken a full inspection of all the ducting, confirming the fire has been extinguished and have handed the incident over to on-site personnel.



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Last updated: Tuesday 24 January 2023