Derelict building fire on Sulby Street, Moston

9.30am update

Firefighters have worked through the night tackling the fire on Sulby Street, Moston.

Operations have been scaled back but one fire engine remains at the scene.

Residents of 11 out of the 12 properties that were temporarily unsafe due to the presence of smoke were able to return to their homes last night.

A multi-agency meeting is taking place this morning to discuss the next steps for the derelict building.

Greater Manchester Police are restricting access to Sulby Street but Lightbowne Road is now open.

6.30pm update

At 4.20 this afternoon, 14th May, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received the first of many 999 calls reporting a fire in a derelict building on Sulby Street in Moston.

Five fire engines from across Greater Manchester, plus a turntable special appliance, a mobile command unit, a high volume pump, and the fire service drone, are all on the scene working together to extinguish the fire and keep everybody safe.

Manchester Council, Cadent Gas, United Utilities and the Environment Agency are also at the scene to support firefighters. Greater Manchester Police have closed several roads around the incident.

Although the fire is contained to a derelict building, it is in a built up area and there are some neighbours impacted by this incident. 12 homes are temporarily unsafe due to the presence of smoke. Firefighters have been visiting nearby people to ensure they are safe and well while the fire is brought under control.

We urge all people in the local area to keep their doors and windows closed until this incident is resolved.

Article Published: 14/05/2023 18:42 PM