Rossendale Free Press
Fire crews tackle blaze at car exhaust centre
FIRE crews rushed to a blaze at a Rawtenstall garage.
Four fire engines, from Bacup, Rawtenstall and Haslingden attended the fire at Rossendale Exhaust Centre.
They were called out at around 7.10pm on Saturday.
Business owner John Brodie said they still don’t know what caused the blaze, which has left its tyre machine out of action. The Bacup Road garage has now partially reopened, and is available for MOTs and exhausts, although they won’t be able to do tyres until they have got replacement equipment - hopefully by next week.
“The insurers are coming round on Thursday,” said Mr Brodie.
“We’ve no idea what caused it yet. We shut on Friday at 5.
“We are still trying to get up and running, but the biggest part of the business is tyres and we can’t do that at the minute.
“We are hoping to have a new machine by next Thursday.”
He added: “We are still open for business for MOTs and exhausts, and we’re doing the best we can.”
A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Four fire engines from Bacup,
Rawtenstall and Haslingden attended a commercial property fire involving machinery on
Bacup Road in Rawtenstall.
“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used
one hose reel, a ventilation unit and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.”