Tanker fire closes roads

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

FIRE crews pre­vented a po­ten­tial dis­as­ter af­ter a fuel tanker caught fire.

Wood­ford Road, Ch­ester Road and a num­ber of sur­round­ing res­i­den­tial streets in Poyn­ton were closed for 12 hours on Satur­day, March 5, af­ter re­ports of sparks com­ing from the rear axle of a tanker car­ry­ing petrol and diesel.

A fire crew from Poyn­ton got the call at 9.24am and at­tended the scene on Ch­ester Road.

They used a hose reel jet to deal with the fire be­fore check­ing over the ve­hi­cle for hot spots to make sure there was no chance the fuel could catch fire.

They then made the area as safe as pos­si­ble us­ing tubes to stop the spread of any fuel that had leaked from the ve­hi­cle, and su­per­vised as the fuel was care­fully de­canted into an­other tanker. This was com­pleted by 10.30pm.

A fire spokesman said: “There was no dam­age to the in­tegrity of the tanker.

“En­vi­ron­men­tal packs were put down as a pre­cau­tion be­cause we have to be care­ful no liq­uid leaks into drains.”

Po­lice closed both Wood­ford Road and Ch­ester Road from 9.30am un­til 10.30pm, when the tanker was re­moved.

●● Fire crews at the scene

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