Firefighters leave blast site
FIREFIGHTERS have left the site of the Bosley Mill disaster, more than a month after the explosion.
They have made it safe for the Urban Search and Rescue Team from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to continue their hunt for mill worker Jason Shingler, who is still missing and believed dead.
Temperatures reached 1,0000C in the blast and it was described by rescue workers as the “worst incident of its kind” in a decade.
Up to last week, fire crews were trying to fully extinguish the longstanding fire in one of the main silos.
After using specialist techniques to reduce and monitor oxygen and carbon monoxide levels in the silo, crews then began working with contractors to safely empty the wood flour out of the storage unit.
Firefighters damped down the smouldering material as it was emptied out of the silo on a conveyor belt.
The wood flour was then transported to a nearby field where crews continued to damp down.
The silo is now completely empty and fire crews are leaving the site and formally handing over management of the incident to Cheshire Police.