Fire crews tackle large blaze at house in Wigan

The incident involved the loft of a property in Standish and also a neighbouring address.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 12:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 18th April 2021, 12:50 pm
Five fire engines attended the blaze at a bungalow in Standish

Crews were called to a bungalow on Elm Avenue just after midnight on Sunday April 18.

Five fire engines, four from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and one from the Lancashire, attended the scene.

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Police have also attended the scene and the cause of the fire is now being looked into.

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: "Crews arrived quickly at the scene, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using three hose reels worked hard to extinguish the fire, which involved the loft of the bungalow and had spread to a neighbouring property.

“A man and a woman were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation by colleagues from North West Ambulance Service.

“Firefighters remained in attendance throughout the morning alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police.

"An investigation is being carried out to determine the cause of the fire.”

A tweet from GMFRS during the firefighting operation had warned residents in the area to keep their doors and windows closed.

Wiganers had also been urged to avoid the area while the emergency services were working at the scene.

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