Roads and business in and around Sankey Street have now re-opened after five fire crews were called out early this morning to tackle a blaze at the three-storey Efes restaurant building
Shortly after 6.20 am crews from Warrington, two from Penketh, one from Lymm, one from Birchwood and an aerial appliance found that the three storey Efes Brasserie building was well alight.
Two hose reel jets were used to tackle the flames.
A number of road closures were put in place as firefighters tackled the blaze.
Two hose reel jets and a covering jet are tackling the fire from the ground and the appliance.
The incident has been placed into sectors to assist in extinguishing the fire.
The gas and electric supply to the building has been isolated.
The incident is no longer sectorised and crews are working from the front and back of the building.
Firefighters are damping down the first floor with a hose reel jet.
The gas supply to the premises has been isolated. Engineers are working to isolate the electrics.
Firefighters are standing by while this takes place.
The aerial appliance was used to take a thermal scan of the upper sections of the building to check for hot spots.
Two fire engines remain at the scene.
Firefighters remain in attendance at the scene and are using a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.
The road outside the premises has now reopened along with neighbouring businesses.
We are currently dealing with a building fire in Sankey Street, near to the junction of Parker Street. Road closures are in the process of being put in place and drivers are urged to avoid the area.
— Warrington Fire Station (@WarrFS) November 16, 2021