Evacuation procedures in place as fire rages in Denton

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a huge fire in Tameside.

There are currently 25 fire appliances at the scene of the blaze on Holland Street Denton.

The fire originated in a three-storey warehouse building and has now spread to adjoining units.

Firefighters have laid ground monitor jets to pump water on to the fire as well as utilising three aerial appliances to tackle the blaze from above.

The incident has caused a large plume of smoke and residents are asked to keep their doors and windows closed. Evacuation procedures are in place locally.

Greater Manchester Police at the scene of a huge fire on Holland Street in Denton. Photos: Tameside Correspondent

Smoke is also affecting the M67 and a section of the motorway between junction one and junction two is closed. It is important for motorists to take extra care if travelling in areas affected by smoke.

Area Manager, Stewart Forshaw, who is in charge of the incident said: “Around 125 firefighters are working incredibly hard to bring this incident under control.

“The first crews on scene were met with a well-developed fire and more support was quickly mobilised to deal with the blaze.

“The incident is causing a large smoke plume that is affecting the local community and can be seen across the county. I would ask those who are affected by the smoke to keep their doors and windows closed and to avoid the area.

“Smoke is also affecting the M67 motorway and it is closed between junctions one and two. If you are travelling, please take extra care.

“It is likely our firefighters will be here throughout the evening and into tomorrow as we continue to deal with this incident.”

One Reply to “Evacuation procedures in place as fire rages in Denton”

  1. Thinking of everyone that has been affected by this disaster. My son had everything he owns stored there including a lifetime of artwork and personal belongings. Devastated

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