Investigation into Longton fire which could be seen for miles

An investigation into a fire is now underway. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the inferno in Sutherland Road, Longton, on Sunday (June 12). Crews from Longton, Hanley, Loggerheads, Newcastle and Sandford attended the blaze whilst Staffordshire Police had the road closed off as their colleagues worked to extinguish the fire.

Emergency services found a ‘large’ amount of tyres and waste alight outside a premises before the fire spread inside a building. Luckily, no-one was injured. READ MORE: Staffordshire Police officers use Tasers 108 times in one year

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Appliances were called to an industrial premises on Sutherland Road, in Longton, following reports of a fire. Colleagues from Staffordshire Police also attended to manage road closures at the scene and investigate the cause. “Occupiers of the premises had evacuated upon the arrival of firefighters, where a large quantity of tyres and waste was well alight outside, spreading to the inside of the building.

Two main jets, two hose reel jets and 10 breathing apparatus were used to fight the fire, which was successfully extinguished by 4.45pm. “The premises was ventilated and crews conducted a thermal scan of the area to ensure there was no further risk to the public. Cadent and Western Power also attended after crews isolated the gas and electric supply within the building.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.”

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