Firefighter battle factory blaze in Rochdale

Picture courtesy of Paul Fearnhead on Twitter (@fernyp1)

Fire crews have spent much of Monday evening (3rd June) and into the night tackling a blaze at a factory in Rochdale.

At its height engines from four stations were needed to bring the fire under control at the premises on Dye House Lane in Rochdale.

It’s thought a quantity of plastic had caught fire, causing plumes of smoke to be released into the air, as a precaution local residents were advised to keep their doors and windows closed.

Factory Fire Rochdale 2, cropped

Crews from Rochdale, Littleborough, Heywood and Atherton were called to the scene which measured 20m by 40m with firefighters using breathing apparatus and four jets along with two hose reels to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

By around 9.15pm the operation had been scaled back with just two fire engines remaining at the scene dampening down and monitoring the situation


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