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Fire at factory unit in Old Swan


Thursday, 11 April 2019
Prescot Road, Old Swan
Firefighters attended an incident a factory unit on Prescot Road, Old Swan, on Thursday 11th April 2019.

Crews were alerted at 12.08pm and on scene at 12.14pm. Four fire engines attended the incident.

On arrival crews found a fire in a large ground floor cold store room.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, before using a positive pressure fan to ventilate the area.

The refrigeration compartment was severely damaged by smoke, whilst the contents of an adjacent compartment were moderately damaged.

It is believed the fire started accidentally.

Crews left the scene at 3.33pm.

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