Huge emergency response brings fire at Denton unit under control

A HUGE blaze in Denton that sent smoke billowing across the area has been brought under control.

Firefighters worked through the night after a three-storey warehouse on Holland Street was engulfed by flames.

Now the scene is considered to be calmer after a major incident was declared.

Seven fire engines and two aerial appliances remained as crews stayed on Sunday, February 21 to monitor the incident and will ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

People living nearby were evacuated but were later free to return home as the large smoke plume subsided.

All road closures – including the nearby M67 and A57 – were also lifted.

Area Manager Stewart Forshaw said: “Thanks to the tireless and professional work of our firefighters we are now in control of this incident.

“I would also like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation on what was a difficult day.

“Crews remained at the scene overnight monitoring the incident and are extinguishing the pockets of fire that remain.”

Self Storage Tameside, owners of the facility, said:

“In relation to the ongoing situation and the fire at our Self Storage Tameside site, we would like to take a moment to update our valued customers with what information we have available to us at this moment in time.

Aerial shot of the blaze at a warehouse in Denton. Photograph by Mike Holt

“To our knowledge, we believe the fire has only impacted one of several buildings we have on-site and not the whole facility.

“For those customers affected by this, we will be in touch as soon as we can with an update as and when we get more information.

“As this is a live and unfolding situation updates may take some time but we will be in touch as soon as we know more.

“We would like to ask that for your own safety you do not attempt to gain access to the site as the area is currently closed off while Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service deal with the ongoing situation.

“We extend our gratitude to the emergency services who are on site working hard to bring the situation under control.

“We thank you for your continued understanding and will be in touch soon.”

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