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Incident Date: 07 May 2017
FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a blaze in Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley.
The fire is believed to be involving a large quantity of recycled computer parts in an industrial sized container.
A downed power line has also caused problems at the scene and is being made safe by the National Grid.
Holloway Drive is closed off until further notice while we deal with the incident.
Group Manager Paul Starling who is at the incident said: “We currently have four jets and two hand held hoses in operation to tackle the fire. The large smoke plume the recycled material produces is causing some local residents concern, but we would like to reassure you that we are dealing with the incident well. You can avoid any smoke by simply closing windows and doors and avoiding the area until further notice”.
At its peak there were eight fire engines at the scene, but this has since been scaled down to six due to the fire crew’s speedy response.
An investigation into the cause will take place once we have made the area safe.
UPDATE - 3:38am
20 people have been evacuated from their homes following damage caused by the downed power cable.
Residents have been given temporary accommodation by the local Emergency Planning Officer.
The cable has also affected the train line between Manchester and Wigan which will be closed off until further notice.
Power lines have fallen between Moor Side and Walkden stations.