Firefighters tackle stable fire

Firefighters were called into action yesterday evening after a stable building went up in flames.

Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 8:11 am
Fire crews were called to a farm in Haigh

Crews from Wigan and Hindley fire stations were called to farmland in Sennicar Lane in Haigh at 7pm yesterday (Monday November 11) to reports of a fire. On arrival they found a stable block well alight. All the horses which had been inside the building had been freed before the flames got out of hand, fire crews told Wigan Today.

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Firefighters believe the blaze, which destroyed the stables, was ignited by a faulty diesel generator. Crews were in attendance for approximately two-and-a-half hours.