Blaze breaks out at sheltered housing after vines catch fireplace

Crews from Bolton North Fireplace Station arrived on the scene at Connaught Sq. off Tonge Moor Street at round 3pm.

There they discovered {that a} fireplace had began on some vines rising exterior a row of between six and eight sheltered lodging flats which had turn into dry within the latest heat climate.

Watch Supervisor Carl Greaves stated: “Someway the exterior vines on the property had caught fireplace.

“It may have been a discarded cigarette, it may have been kids taking part in with matches, there’s CCTV footage which hopefully will present the way it was began.”

Watch Supervisor Greaves defined that there had been somebody contained in the housing on the time who had used a glass of water to dampen the hearth however that no person had been harmed.

He added that that is certainly one of a number of latest events that fireside crews had been referred to as to cope with emergencies within the space.

They remained on the scene for round an hour till 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

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An investigation will now start to find out the reason for the hearth.

Watch Supervisor Greaves appealed to the general public to be cautious and maintain to fireside security recommendation, particularly with late summer time a very busy time for the hearth and rescue service.

At all times name 999 within the occasion of an emergency.

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