Firefighters tackling huge blaze in Bolton

Over 20 Porsche cars damaged in huge blaze in Bolton

About 50 firefighters from across Manchester responded to a fire at a Porsche storage warehouse in Bolton. The response teams began at around 10.57pm on 6 November and still are at the scene of the fire.

The building is a luxury car storage warehouse, next to Porsche Centre Bolton. Three cars were on fire in the warehouse when firefighters arrived, with smoke damage affecting at least 20 more.

The Fire Investigation team has been requested at the incident to determine the cause of the fire. Crews will remain at the site throughout the day.

Crews from Bolton Central were first at the commercial garage and storage facility that was being used to store vehicles. Firefighters from Bolton North, Horwich, Farnworth, Atherton and Agecroft fire stations attended the incident and quickly took charge.

Special appliances including aerial platforms and technical rescue units from other stations also attended the fire that was 50 by 25 metres in size.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus initially tackled the fire. They used high pressure lances; helping them to get large quantities of water into the building. Firefighters also used four large jets around the building to bring it under control.

Group Manager Ben Levy who was the Officer in Charge at the incident said: “When the first fire engine arrived at the scene, it was clear that it was a significantly developed fire.

“Firefighters worked in very poor conditions with excessive black smoke, but quickly got the incident under control.

“This incident comes off the back of a busy bonfire weekend for Blue Watch, who are on their second night on call. Their relentless and committed professionalism is never clearer than at an incident like this, after the most demanding of weekends.”

Anyone living near the industrial site are encouraged to keep windows and doors closed.

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