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Firefighters tackle large blaze at bus company

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FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a large fire at bus company premises in Bewsey, Warrington, during the night.

The blaze broke out at Fairbrother’s Buses on Catherine Street, shortly before 1am, with several coaches well alight.

Eight fire engines including two from Penketh and one from Stockton Heath, Lymm, Widnes and Leigh, the aerial appliance and the high volume platform were all in attendance.

The fire involved Fairbrother’s bus company premises, measuring approx. 40m x 25m, with several coaches well alight.  The fire service said there were chemicals in the building and the fire had spread to a number of adjoining properties.

Crews used breathing apparatus, main hose reel jets supported by the aerial appliance and high volume platform to bring the blaze under control.

Although there was no immediate danger local residents were warned to stay in their homes to avoid breathing in fumes.

Firefighters were at the scene for six and-a-half hours. The blaze is believed to have involved five vehicles being damaged.

The scene this morning – picture courtesy warrington-worldwide reader John Daintith

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