Cheshire Fire Service Called To Herbert Street In Crewe

Fire crews were called yesterday to the scene of a garage fire involving acetylene cylinders which started on Wednesday evening.

Cheshire Fire and RescueA double garage was involved in the fire.
There was approximately 500 litres of acetylene inside the brick built building, measuring 10m x 20m.

The fire spread to the whole of the building, two Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used a main jet in the early stages which increased to four breathing apparatus wearers and two main jets.

Ground monitors were set up and crews withdrawn as the building was in a state of collapse.
Water was sprayed onto the cylinders to cool them as crews made steady progress in damping down the fireground.
Continuous temperature checks were carried out and an external inspection of the building was undertaken by a safety officer.

Firefighters stayed on scene overnight to cool the cylinders and monitor the temperature, inspections were also made to establish there were no further hotspots.

Two fire engines from Crewe, one from Sandbach, one from Nantwich, one from Winsford, one from Middlewich and one from Congleton attended the incident.

Crews left the scene of this incident just after 12.30pm this afternoon.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is to be carried out.