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Firefighters tackle major fire at former student halls

Ten fire engines were called to Cromwell Road Credit: Leah Dean

More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a fire at former student accommodation in Salford.

Ten fire engines were at Castle Irwell on Cromwell Road overnight trying to contain it. Nobody is thought to have been inside the building.

Smoke from the fire at Castle Irwell student village Credit: Michael Worrall


Teenager arrested over huge mill fire

Half of the building collapsed, but what remained was totally gutted by the fire. Credit: @SavvyJustine

A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a huge fire at a derelict mill in Oldham.

Emergency services were called to the listed Bailey Mill on Oldham Road, Delph, at around 3pm on Tursday, June 14.

Nearby homes were evacuated and roads closed as firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.

Half of the building collapsed, but what remains was totally gutted by the fire.

The teenage has been released on bail.

Road closures in the area have now been lifted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8427, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Salford school closed after fire

It is believed the fire was started deliberately. Credit: Google Maps

A Salford primary school will be closed for the rest of the week after a fire on Wednesday evening.

Four fire engines were sent to tackle the fire at Bridgewater School, Little Hulton, yesterday evening.

The fire is believed to have been in the sports hall and an outhouse.

Firefighters were at the scene for around three hours. It is believed the fire was started deliberately.

A statement on the school's website says: "Due to an incident, school will not be open Thursday or Friday. Please check the school website for any further updates."

Teachers and pupils return to school after fire

Teachers and pupils got back to their desks today less than two weeks after their special school was destroyed by arson.

Cromwell High in Dukinfield was left in such a mess it was feared they'd be unable to return until September..

But, following an urgent call for help from the community, nearby Inspire Academy came to the rescue.

Today, many of the pupils with autism, physical and learning disabilities were back at school.


Emergency services tackle Kendal building fire

Aynam Road is closed between Miller Bridge and Nether Bridge Credit: Google

Emergency services are dealing with a fire at a building on Aynam Road in Kendal.

The road is closed between Miller Bridge and Nether Bridge. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Cumbria Police is advising members of the public to avoid the area while the incident is dealt with.

Police appeal for witnesses to Toxteth fire

Police in Liverpool are appealing for information after an arson attack in Toxteth earlier this month.

Emergency services were called to a building at the junction of Windsor Road and Upper Warwick Street after it had allegedly been set alight on the morning of October 11.

There was significant damage to the building and detectives are now working with the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service investigators to establish the cause of the fire.

Detective Constable Kayleigh Greaves said:

“This is a community based project, that was nearing completion and this fire has set the whole project back and left the community devastated."

“We are working hard to trace the person(s) responsible for this incident but I would also like to appeal to the local community for any information. This is a busy junction and I’d ask anyone who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area prior to or after the fire, to get in contact. I’m sure the community would agree that this is a very worth-while project that would serve the community it stands in and it’s a massive shame that it has been targeted in this way."

“Any information, no matter how small, could assist in our investigation – please contact Liverpool CID on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Detective Constable Kayleigh Greaves
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