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Firefighters Tackling Large Fire In Widnes

Shortly before 4pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire on Tan House Lane, Widnes.

Firefighters from Widnes were initially dispatched to the scene and on arrival they discovered a large fire in a single storey industrial building measuring approximately 80 metres by 20 metres.

Due to the scale of the fire an additional four fire engines were been dispatched to the scene along with two aerial appliances from Lymm and Warrington and a high-volume pump from Powey Lane.

Firefighters are currently using two main jets to tackle fire from outside the building.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time and residents in the nearby area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed as a precautionary measure.

As a result of the incident Tan House Lane is currently closed in both directions between Warrington Road and Page Lane.

Update - 5.15pm

Firefighters are currently making good progress in tackling the fire.

The crews are tackling the blaze in two separate sections using main jets They are also using an aerial appliance to apply water to the fire through the roof of the building.

There is no requirement for any evacuations at this stage. However, residents nearby are advised to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed.

Road closures remain in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area,

Any drivers currently in the area are advised to keep windows closed and switch off their ventilation systems.

Update - 6pm

There are currently six fire appliances at the site and fire crews are making good progress.  The fire is contained within the building and crews are likely to remain at the scene overnight to begin damping down and turning over material.

There is no requirement for any evacuations at this stage and no reports of any injuries.  However, there is still smoke in the area and residents living nearby are continuing to be advised to stay inside and keep their windows and doors closed.

Any drivers currently in the Tan House Lane area are advised to keep windows closed and switch off their ventilation systems.

Tan House Lane remains closed between Warrington Road and Page Lane.

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