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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Massive Fire In Crewe residential home

  • ONGOING: Fire at retirement apartment complex in Crewe
    • Time of Incident:
      08/08/2019 - 16:33
  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2019 - 16:33
  • placeLocation:
    Rolls Avenue, Crewe
  • notificationsAttendance:
    A number of fire engines from across the county are in attendance along with two aerial platforms.


ONGOING: Shortly after 4.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a retirement apartment complex in Rolls Avenue, Crewe.
On arrival crews discovered that the fire is in the roof space.
It is affecting an area of the building measuring approximately 15 metres by 20 metres.
A full evacuation of the three-floor complex is taking place and firefighters are devising a plan of action in terms of the best way to fight the fire.











Update at 5.30pm

The fire has breached the roof space.
Safe evacuation of the building is taking place.
Two external jets and two sets of breathing apparatus are currently in use.
A 360-degree survey of the site is being conducted.
This incident will be updated as more information becomes available.
Update 6.30pm
Crews are continuing to fight the fire which now involves approximately 20 per cent of the building.
Twelve fire engines are in attendance and firefighters are using main jets and hose reel jets to fight the fire from a ground level.
Crews are also fighting from above using a hose reel jets and an aerial appliance.
Police are also in attendance and assisting with the transportation of residents to an emergency refuge centre.
A number of road closures are in place and members of the public are asked to avoid the area at the current time to enable emergency services to deal with the incident
Update 7.30pm
Firefighters are continuing to fight the fire.
Crews are using hose reel jets and main jets as well an aerial appliance.
Road closures remain in place and residents nearby are urged to keep their windows and doors closed at this time.
Any relatives with any concerns can call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 480541
Update 10pm
Firefighters remain at the scene of the blaze in Rolls Avenue, Crewe.
There are currently 16 fire engines in attendance and crews are using hose reel jets, main jets and high volume pumps to tackle the blaze.  Two aerial platforms are also being used.
The building, which has been split into several operational sectors, has sustained significant damage and has partially collapsed.
Road closures remain in place in the local area.  Residents living nearby are urged to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution..
Any relatives with any concerns can call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 480541.
Its understood there are 150 residents who all escaped ok a live video feed is at
https://www.facebook.com/ulbrych/videos/2578714162140616/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTg1NTU3MTE4MDoyMDgyMDA1OTgyMTA2NTY0/

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