Fire crews tackle blaze at commercial building

Fire crews spent several hours tackling a fire at a commercial property in Ashton last weekend. 

The blaze is understood to have broken out on the third floor of the premises on Turner Lane. 

Six fire engines from different stations throughout Tameside and Oldham were sent to the scene, with fire fighters in attendance for more than four hours. 

The fire service were called shortly before 11.30pm on Saturday evening (10 October). 

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson told the Reporter: "At 23:24 hours on the 10th October 2020 we were called to reports of a fire at a property in Ashton Under Lyne.

"Six fire engines from Stalybridge, Ashton Under Lyne, Hollins, Hyde, Mossley, Chadderton were quickly on scene of a fire involving the third floor of a commercial building on Turner lane, Ashton Under Lyne.

"Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, Milwaukee saws, short extension ladders and a thermal imaging camera to bring the fire under control.

"Crews were in attendance for just under four and a half hours." 

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