Five fire engines race to Ellesmere Port industrial unit


A recent blaze at an industrial site in Ellesmere Port’s Canalside saw five dedicated fire engines in attendance.

One appliance came from Ellesmere Port, one from Powey Lane and another from Widnes, while a further two were dispatched from Chester to battle the industrial fire.

Owners of industrial premises like recycling plants, factories and warehouses are legally required to perform a rigorous fire risk assessment on site. As a result of such assessments, it is often necessary for firms to introduce dedicated devices, such as smoke detectors and fire alarms. Businesses in need of a smoke or fire alarm installation in the Chester and Ellesmere Port areas can rely on certified electricians to fit equipment to the British Standards and fire safety regulations.

Arriving in the early hours of the morning, the fire crews tackled the blaze that concerned a fire shredder, with paramedics onsite required to take a man into care who was experiencing breathing issues

According to the Chester Standard, a spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services commented that:

“Firefighters attended to reports of a fire at an industrial premise on Canalside. On arrival crews checked the building using a thermal imaging camera. The fire was located in a fire shredder. Wearing two breathing apparatus, crews used two hose reels to put out the flames.”

The spokesperson added that after the blaze was extinguished, fire crews onsite continued to dampen down the impacted area and performed checks of machinery used at the unit to ensure it was safe.

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