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  1. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of an arson attack with intent to endanger lives after a fire was started at a property on Tenby Street in Irlams o' th' Height on New Years Day. At around 12:15pm on Wednesday 1st Jan 2020, three fire engines were sent to tackle a fire which had spread through the ground floor of a property. Fortunately there were no serious injuries but a woman from the property was treated for smoke inhalation. A Greater Manchester Police Spokesperson said: Meanwhile a spokesperson for GMFS said: The teenager remains in custody for further questioning after Greater Manchester Fire Service investigators determined the ignition of the fire to have been deliberately started. Police are calling upon anyone with information which could help their investigations to contact police on 0161 856 5049 quoting 2513 1/1/20. Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111. Photo: Google
  2. Firefighters are reportedly tackling a blaze at the JWS waste processing site on Fredrick Road in Pendleton this evening, police are urging members of the public in the vicinity to close windows and doors due to possible toxic fumes emanating from the fire. In a post on social media, GMP Salford Said: Road Closures in the area are as follows: BROAD STREET / FREDERICK ROAD JNC FREDERICK RD / LWR BROUGHTON ROAD LWR BROUGHTON RD / CROMWELL RD CROMWELL RD / LISSADEL ST A video posted by John Dawson on Facebook shows the extent of the fire. It is not yet clear as to how the blaze was started. The site in broughton is operated by JWS Waste, which supplies skips to companies throughout the North West and describes its four acre site which includes a trade waste materials recycling facility (MRF) as “one of the largest recycling and processing facilities in the region”. Photo: Paul Stoker - Facebook Video: John Dawson - Via Facebook
  3. At around 10:30pm last night (06 Aug), GMFR were called to a small fire which has been set alight on the top floor of the derelict Crown Theatre in Eccles. The fire thought to be set by arsonists was quickly extinguished and only minor damage was reported to the historic building. Then in the early hours of this morning (7th Aug) shortly after 5.50 am, police were called to reports of a fire at wasteland on Greenwood Street, Salford. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and police were in attendance, and the fire has now been brought under control. A huge plume of smoke could be seen drifting across the City skyline this morning, it is thought that Tyres and light goods were set on fire. Travel on the trains was also affected with Northern rail issuing a statement on temporary suspensions: There were road closures in place. Ford Lane was closed to the public at the junction of Broughton Road, and Greenwood Street was closed at the junction of Redwood Street. Cordons have since been removed. Enquiries in to the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5127, quoting incident number 309 of 07/08/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Photos: Albert Spiby (Salford Online Group Admin) & @Leemond138 (Twitter)
  4. It has been over one year since the heartbreaking scenes of devastation hit the news after a fire tore through a building wrapped in the same combustible cladding as used on many Salford residential tower blocks. A resident of one of those blocks wrote into postbag to tell of his anger and upset at what he views as a lack of action by Salford City Council and Pendleton Together. ---- I am one of many residents who live in one of the Pendleton Tower Blocks that have similar cladding and insulation to the Grenfell Tower Block. Shortly after the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Salford Mayor Paul Dennett announced to the media that all cladding from their nine blocks would be tested and if the tests failed it would be removed. In a later press release, it was revealed he was borrowing £25 million to replace the cladding. Now over a year on from Grenfell, what has happened to the Nine Tower Blocks owned by Salford City Council and run by Pendleton Together? 1) Fire Marshals were put in the Nine Blocks to patrol 24/7. However, we have recently found out that the so-called Fire Marshals have only just recently had training for doing this job. What training we don’t know. 2) Salford City Council/Pendleton Together removed the unsafe cladding from all Nine Blocks, but only the first three floors of each block and replaced it with what Salford City Council and Pendleton Together told residents was a safe boarding. 3) Pendleton Together then told residents to remove all doormats from outside their doors (most doormats are or were fire resistant). If the mats were not removed, the cleaning teams were told to remove them and they were then binned without any further notice to the residents. 4) Pendleton Together then told vehicle owners they could not park in the first two parking spaces that were closest to the building. Every block was supposedly told this, however, if you go round the blocks you will see this is not enforced on all blocks. It is on Thorn but not on Spruce where cars are parked within a couple of feet from the building wall and the same applies to some of the other blocks in the square. 5) The residents of Thorn were also told to remove plastic flower pots from alongside the building. When asked why we were told they could catch fire. Also, chairs and tables were removed from the community garden for the same reason and that the fire service had told Pendleton Together to enforce this. However, when the fire service was asked about this by residents, the residents were told that they had not told Pendleton Together this and that Pendleton Together has taken it upon themselves to implement the rule. 6) Salford City Council and Pendleton Together then decide to install fire alarms in the Tower Block but these are as much use a fire extinguisher that is empty! Why? Because the fire alarms were placed in the stairwell and not on landings, there is a fire door on each landing that acts like a sound buffer so most residents cannot hear the alarm in their flats when they are tested each week. 7) Salford City Council and Pendleton Together in their ultimate wisdom have decided to install new fire alarms and sprinklers in every flat. That consultation was months ago but as they say, silence is golden and in Salford City Councils and Pendleton Together case the silence is deafening. We the residents have not been told if this is going to happen and if so when it will happen. And who at the end of the day is going to be picking up the cost of redecorating residents flats when every room is going to be affected? Pendleton Together is constantly telling us that the safety of their residents is a top priority. Well, it seems something has been lost in the pipeline with their own policy. On Friday the 6th July 2018, one of the hottest days so far, some bright spark from Pendleton Together decided to remove fire extinguishers from the nine blocks that still have the unsafe cladding on them. And no one from Pendleton Together had the decency to contact any member of the resident's committee of Thorn Court to inform them that the fire extinguishers were being removed from the community room and community room kitchen. When a member of the resident's committee contacted Pendleton Together, the housing officer informed him they had been removed in error and would be on the way back to the block, this was at 2:00 pm by 5.30pm the committee member checked to see if the items had been returned. They had not and everyone at Pendleton Together had left the office. So the out of hours service was contacted and after some time two of the three fire extinguishers were returned by the fire marshals. They said that no one from Pendleton Together had informed them that these were being removed. So far no one from Pendleton Together has responded to a voice message I left on Friday. A resident of Thorn Court Name and Address Supplied NB: The views above are those of the letter author and do not represent those of Salford Voice. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; }
  5. Yet again another building in Buile Hill Park has been set alight, this time it was in broad daylight. Eight fire appliances attended the park to fight the blaze which was started shortly after 5pm. Fire crews quickly established a safe perimeter around the building and closed the section of Eccles Old Road adjacent to the park to a single lane so they could source water from a hydrant to help fight the fire. This comes little over a fortnight from when we reported on a fire which ripped through the disused union building within the same compound... Fire fighters used a hydraulic platform to tackle the fire from above as it was far too dangerous for them to enter the building as the roof was in a state of collapse, a Fire Command Unit was sent to the scene but it left shortly afterwards as the crews had for the most part brought the fire under control and the operation was scaled back. It is unclear as yet as to how the blaze started but whilst I was taking these photos I overheard mention that there had been a group of kids playing in the building earlier that day. It was said that metal coverings had been pulled off and a window had been smashed to gain access. It is unknown if they were responsible for setting the building alight but the building is derelict and boarded up for a reason as its dangerous. The buildings are set to be demolished as part of an attempt to attract a purchaser for the site which includes the Grade II listed mansion house which was home of the former mining museum. The Edwardian 'Hot House' remains untouched but I can't help but feel that sooner or later it too will end up with a similar fate if something is not done to better protect it. The site does have CCTV cameras but it is unclear if they are operational.
  6. The early hours of this morning saw firefighters tackling a blaze at the derelict union building in the park grounds. The fire was quickly brought under control and it is thought to have been started deliberately. No damage was done to the historic Georgian greenhouse or the listed mansion house itself. Fire services have left and workers are currently onsite making the building secure again. One lady on Social Media said that This comes just days after a similar fire ripped through an out building at the former site of St Lukes CofE primary school little over a mile away on Eccles New Road, and just over eight months after another similar fire did irreparable damage to another building on the same site. It has been reported that there were no casualties and the fire is now out.
  7. Updated: Police say cause of the fire was deliberate. The fire seems to have been started in what was the old Nursery/Breakfast club portable classroom, erected on the site a year or so before it closed. It is thought that the main school building escaped the blaze but we have have been told that over the past few weeks or so the building had been ransacked, with pipes and fittings removed. St Luke's moved to a new state of the art £5.7m school built upon the old grounds of All Hallows / St Lawrences RC school between Hebden Avenue, Edward Avenue and Weaste Lane last year and has not operated from the old site since. Police and Firefighters have not yet disclosed the cause of the fire, although they have not ruled out it being Arson. The flames have now been brought under control and extinguished, whilst firefighters remain attending the scene this evening with three appliances to ensure it is out and also to locate the source and cause of the blaze. If you have information regarding the fire please contact the police on 101.
  8. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service were called to the scene of the fire on Wardley industrial Estate close to Swinton just before midnight on Saturday the 6th of May, after the alarm was raised by locals who had discovered the blaze. UPDATE - 23:40 pm A joint investigation to establish whether the fire was caused by arson is on-going. UPDATE - 19:40 pm UPDATE - 10:00 am Manchester Road between Swinton and Walkden remains closed this morning due to a pylon cable which was brought down as a result of the fire and is blocking the A6, it is thought that the road will be opened again at some point in the afternoon. If you are in planning to use that stretch of the road then please use an alternative route. UPDATE - 3:38am 20 people have been evacuated from their homes following damage caused by the downed power cable. Residents have been given temporary accommodation by the local Emergency Planning Officer. The cable has also affected the train line between Manchester and Wigan which will be closed off until further notice. Power lines have fallen between Moor Side and Walkden stations. The fire is believed to be involving a large quantity of recycled computer parts in an industrial sized container. A downed power line has also caused problems at the scene and is being made safe by the National Grid. Holloway Drive is closed off until further notice while the incident is brought undercontrol. Group Manager Paul Starling who is at the incident said: At its peak there were eight fire engines at the scene, but this has since been scaled down to six due to the fire crew’s speedy response. An investigation into the cause will take place once we have made the area safe. Thick black smoke was reported to have blown across the carriageways of the M60 around junctions 14 to 15 as well as also across the M61. The NPAS helicopter was scrambled with its heat sensing cameras to help pinpoint the heart of the inferno to help those on the ground bring the blaze under control. It as yet remains unclear as to how the fire started but this is not the first time Salford has witnessed a recycling centre on fire as in March 2015 a blaze ripped through buildings at a neighbouring centre, just up the road in Clifton. A year earlier in March 2014 a similar fire caused by Arson tore through a site at Duncan Street - Ordsall, which led to operators Recovered Fuels Shipping Ltds loosing its licence later that year in July. Both previous blazes took days to get under control, smoke and fumes Like lingered in the air around the sites for sometime and in the case of the latter several roads, including Oldfield Road and Liverpool Street, were shut. All Photos & Video by @DaveBax999 who is a fire officer on the scene. Copyrights GMFRS 2017
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    Three fire engines, from Agecroft, Eccles and Farnworth, were called out at 3.11pm on Thursday, May 4, after a fire broke out in a beauty salon in Moorside Road, Swinton. Wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel, thermal imagine cameral and positive pressure fan, firefighters tackled the fire which was located on the first floor of the property. Crew Manager John Ogden from Agecroft Community Fire Station said: “The owner of the beauty salon, which was fully occupied at the time, had gone upstairs and noticed the fire in the beauty room. “We arrived at the address really quickly and the firefighters who attended all did a great job in minimising damage to the shop, which was heavily smoke damaged on the first floor.” Crew me members were in attendance at the incident for around 45 minutes. The fire is believed to have started accidentally due to an electrical fault. For fire safety advice please visit: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/
  10. KARL


    Updated 14:02|Roads now reopened. Updated 01:02| Updated 00:44| Manchester Fire services confirm the fire is now under control, they will not no the cause till later this morning so we will do further updates then. Updated 00:30 |
  11. KARL


    Fire services attended the scene of a caravan fire in Hankinson Way this morning. Wearing breathing apparatus firefighters used a hose reel to tackle the fire, which was unoccupied. Crew members attended the incident for around an hour. The fire is thought to have been started deliberately as an act of Arson. Anyone with information or witnesses should call police on 101 and quote log number 162/141116 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. All calls treated in confidence.

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