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Manchester crews tackle industrial unit fires

reater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service faught against fire  at mill in Rochdale
Meadowcrift Mill drowned in fire was
attended by four fire crew from
Rcohdale, Bury, and Heywood.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service recently battled the fire at a mill in Rochdale.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service recently tackled an inferno at a mill in Rochdale, underscoring the importance of having regular fire risk assessments in commercial premises.

The incident at Meadowcrift Mill in the Bamford area, which involved the roof void of the single storey industrial unit, was attended by four fire crews from Rochdale, Bury and Heywood fire stations.

What caused the September 23rd incident was not immediately established, but the fire came in the wake of another inferno at a Middleton industrial unit, also in Manchester.

Crews from Chadderton and Blackley fire stations rushed to the scene and found a fire involving a grinding machine and ducting within the single storey Vitafoam building on Soudan Street. The fire, which caused damage to the machine and ducting, is said to have started when the apparatus overheated.

Factory and warehouse managers are advised to conduct regular fire risk assessments, which are a legal requirement for commercial premises, to minimise the chances of such incidents occurring.

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