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FIRE service staff have been in the heart of Salford community following a devastating fire that tore through a church.
Following the blaze at The Church of Ascension in Salford, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has been working hard to maintain the strong community spirit within the area.
In an effort to support the local community the Service’s welfare unit has been at the scene since the fire began, providing concerned residents with the latest information and delivering support in a variety of ways.
The community safety advisors and volunteers working on the welfare unit have also distributed fire safety advice and free Safe and Well visits to more than 100 properties on four of the roads that surround the church.
Matt Brady, Station Manager of Broughton and Agecroft Fire Stations said: “There is a very strong community feeling in the Salford area and a lot of that community have been affected by this incident.
“In an effort to reduce the impact this incident has had we’ve offered all local residents and community groups the use of the community rooms at Agecroft and Salford Fire Stations. Hopefully being able to meet there will limit the disruption to the lives of the residents.
“We will continue to support residents as much as we can and they are welcome to contact their local station if they have any concerns or would like any additional advice or assistance regarding fire safety.”
The aim of a Safe and Well visit is to work with local residents to give them a better understanding of fire safety whilst also empowering and motivating them to make positive changes to their health and wellbeing.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.