Eye in the sky shows fire dev­as­ta­tion

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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

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