Eye in the sky shows fire devastation
THIS aerial photo shows the extent of the damage caused following a huge fire at a scrapyard.
The picture shows smoke billowing from the wreckage of burnt-out scrap cars in Bury, almost a day after the blaze first took hold.
The fire broke out at the site, off Pimhole Road, at 6pm on Thursday.
Two crews remained at the scene last night, damping down ‘hotspots,’ and steam was said to be still rising from some parts of the site.
At its height around 100 firefighters tackled the fire. It measured 30 metres wide by 15 metres high.
Huge plumes of smoke could be seen rising over the town. Nearby residents reported hearing explosions.
Both the Environment Agency and Public Health England were contacted due to concerns about the pollution generated by the blaze.
In a statement on Saturday evening, incident commander Craig Pinder said he expects crews to still be there on Monday.
He added: “GMFRS will have two fire engines on the scene overnight and we will take a view in the morning as to what resources are still required.
“Steam is still rising from parts of the incident and I expect GMFRS to still be on site come Monday.
“I want to praise the dedication of firefighters who have worked hard for nearly two days at this scrapyard.”
The aerial picture of the damage caused by a fire at a scrapyard in Bury