Fire at industrial unit in Newton-le-Willows


Location: Bleasdale Road, Newton-le-Willows

Firefighters are currently in attendance at a large fire involving an industrial unit on Bleasdale Road, Newton-le-Willows.

Crews were alerted at 9.02pm and on scene at 9.04pm. Six fire engines are currently in attendance.

On arrival crews found an industrial unit, approximately 20m x 10m, well alight. The fire had spread to adjacent units.

The fire has been sectorised. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus gained access to the property. Two hose reel branches are in use, as well as main branches.

Merseyside Police are also in attendance.

Crews have worked hard to bring the fire under control with the incident expected to be scaled down shortly.

Firefighters are checking the adjacent units for further fire spread.

Nearby residents and businesses are advised to keep their windows and doors shut. Anyone with existing medical conditions should keep medicines close by and call NHS 111 if ill effects occur.

The incident is ongoing.

UPDATE 7.26am

Fire crews left the scene at 11.16pm.

The unit involved, believed to be a car maintenance garage, was severely damaged by fire.

The front entrance of the property suffered severe smoke damage and the adjacent warehousing suffered 30% damage by smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out in due course.