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Firefighters tackled a huge fire at a former nursing home in Flixton

Firefighters tackled a huge fire at a former nursing home in Flixton last night.

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Crews were sent to the abandoned Penny Bridge Lane property at around 11.45pm last night (3 February 2020)

Seven fire engines, along with a turntable ladder and a command support unit attended the incident.

Crews have used six jets, five breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan and the fire is now under control

Roads around the area was closed for much of the night whilst they got control of the fire, they remained closed until around 8.30am this morning and have since been lifted.

Firefighters remain at the scene to make sure all any pockets of fire are out.

Station manager Jon Hill said:

“Our firefighters have worked hard through the night to get this incident under control.

“We have now largely scaled back and crews continue to damp down at the scene.

“We have now lifted all of the road closures that were in place so there should be no disruption to traffic this morning.”

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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