21.00 | 24th June 2021
At 19.52 this evening (24th June 2021) we received the first of several 999 calls in relation to a fire at a waste handling facility on Mossdown Road, Oldham. This is a large fire that has spread to a neighbouring commercial unit. There are no reported injuries.
10 fire engines from across Greater Manchester, plus the aerial appliance, command unit, and a special hose-laying appliance are on the scene right now. Over 50 firefighters are working together to bring this large fire under control.
The area of the fire spans 100m x 100m and the material burning is dirty, so we are asking everyone in the local area to stay away from the incident and keep doors and windows closed.
Additionally, we are having to run high-volume hoses down some roads so expect traffic disruption and road closures as we fight this fire through the evening.
10.00 | 25th June 2021
Firefighters have been battling this fire in Oldham through the night and this morning six fire engines, the aerial appliance, and the command unit remain at the scene. This is a complex and challenging incident.
The building involved has been inspected by the local authority dangerous building inspector and found to be structurally unsafe so will need to be demolished before crews can work in the vicinity of it. A demolition plan has been put in place and this will be carried out imminently.
We expect to remain in attendance at this incident for the rest of the day at least.
There is still a lot of smoke in the area so local people are urged to avoid the area and keep windows and doors closed.
18.45 | 25th June 2021
After battling the fire in Royton for over 22 hours, firefighters have now brought the incident under control.
Through their quick and determined action, crews have managed to scale down the incident extremely quickly, and one fire engine will remain at the scene over the weekend to continue to dampen down the site.
The fire should no longer have an impact on transport, businesses, or communities in the area.
Article Published: 24/06/2021 21:08 PM