Homes evacuated as crews tackle huge blaze at industrial park in Hyde

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EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a large fire close to Hyde town centre.

The scene, at Redfern Industrial Estate on Stockport Road, home of Visual Architects, is the centre of a lot of activity as the blaze erupted on Monday, January 22.

Aerial footage from a nearby block of flats shows the extent of the blaze with plumes of smoke billowing from the area

Visual Architects, on the corner of Meadow Street, is a Tameside-based creative business specialising in events. They were established in 2013 and have covered huge global brands with their portfolio containing the likes of ‘Love Island’, Puma, Kendal Calling and Parklife. The Correspondent understands the company was set to play a pivotal role in the upcoming Pride of Tameside Business Awards.


Residents nearby have been evacuated from their homes and a large cordon is in place. Onlookers were quickly moved on by Police officers because of the fumes coming from the fire.

People in the area have been advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said:

Just after 9.30pm tonight (Monday 22nd January) firefighters were called to reports of a building on fire on Stockport Road, Hyde.

“Five fire engines from Hyde, Gorton, Stalybridge, Stockport and Whitehill fire stations, alongside a hydraulic platform from Oldham, arrived quickly at the scene, which involved a commercial building. Crews are working hard, including helping to evacuate nearby properties. GMFRS remain in attendance.

4 Replies to “Homes evacuated as crews tackle huge blaze at industrial park in Hyde”

  1. The firefighters and police are still on the scene this morning. (6:15am) The roads are still closed but they are allowing North’s estate residents to get on and off. Spoke to the police officer and he said the building has collapsed and they will be there all day!

  2. Sir Lopez the great
    How people will afford those Affordable house what u talking about, if they may lose them jobs after such an event ?!
    This company was bringing food on the table to lots of people, contributing to local community economy , now all go down into flames.
    Be more human before everything !

  3. Now look here – now you’re just being silly. Stop it. And keep your backdoor action to yourself. Don’t talk to me or my son again.

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