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Demolition starts on Wigan fire flats

Demolition work has begun on the flat block on Wigan that was destroyed by fire over the weekend.

Residents collected some of the few remaining belongings this morning before the roof of the structure is taken down.

Wigan fire flat residents prepare for demolition of their homes

Residents from a block of flats in Wigan are preparing for the demolition of their homes after they were ripped apart by fire over the weekend.

Greater Manchester Fire Service are demolishing the flats over fears that they may not be structurally safe.

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Wigan fire flats to be demolished

A set of flats in Wigan is to be demolished after a fire destroyed the structure over the weekend.

The Wharfside flats in Wigan were evacuated in the early hours of Sunday, as emergency crews doused the flames.

Firefighters fear that the structure could be at risk of collapsing and have decided the best course of action is to demolish the flats.

The video from the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service shows the extent of the damage.

Wigan Council have set up an emergency helpline number for residents affected by the wharf-side fire. The number is 01942489014.

Video: former nightclub demolished after fire

Credit: Granada reports

Demolition work has started on the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington after it was seriously damaged in a suspected arson last night.

Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire including a 43-year-old man and seven teenagers.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Demolition starts of former nightclub damaged in fire

Credit: Granada reports

Demolition work has started on the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington after it was seriously damaged in a suspected arson last night.

Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire including a 43-year-old man and seven teenagers.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Credit: Granada reports

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Eight arrested for Warrington fire including seven juveniles

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Officers have now arrested eight people in connection with a fire at the former Mr Smith's nightclub. Among those arrested where a 43-year-old local man and seven juveniles.

The juveniles include four 17 year-old males, a 16-year-old male, 16-year-old-girl and a 15-year-old girl. All of the defendants are from the Warrington area and are currently being held on suspicion of Arson.

Emergency services continue to work at the scene, firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors.

Three fire engines are remaining at the scene, and a demolition team has now arrived on-site. Partial demolition is expected to begin later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Road closures remain in place on the A5061, Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street, and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, particularly HGVs. Motorist looking to access Warrington Bank Quay train station are able to do so via Sankey Street.

Video: Firefighters still fighting Warrington blaze

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors. However, a partial demolition of the building is planned later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the blaze

Three arrested in connection with Warrington blaze

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze Credit: @BethySmile

Three people have been arrested in connection with a fire at the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington a 43-year-old local man and two juveniles.

More than 50 Firefighters spent the night battling the blaze and emergency services are still working now.

Firefighters have the fire under control and the smoke is now dissipating, so there is no longer any need to stay indoors. However, a partial demolition of the building is planned later today, which may result in some plumes of dust and smoke.

Road closures remain in place on Wilson Patten Street and Parker Street and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, particularly HGVs.

Police helicopter pictures of Warrington fire

More than 50 Firefighters have spent the night battling a blaze at the former Mr Smith's nightclub in Warrington. A police helicopter monitoring the fire took these pictures:

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