Firefighters continue work at Crewe retirement complex

Firefighters have been working extremely hard to tackle the fire at Beechmere in Crewe.

Crews worked throughout Friday and into today, and will remain in attendance until the fire is fully extinguished.

A spokesperson said their main priority is the safety of the local community and due to the structural stability of the building the safety cordon will remain in place.

Unfortunately, this means that residents who were evacuated from their homes may not be able to return straightaway. 

The number of fire engines has now been reduced and firefighters are continuing to dampen down. 

A control unit is also on site to enable senior officers to co-ordinate the incident.

A demolition crew has been requested at the scene to assist with the demolition of parts of the building which are structurally unstable. The work will enable firefighters to fully extinguish the fire.

A number of road closures remain in place. They include:

•             Minshull New Road at the junction with Rolls Avenue.

•             Badger Avenue at the junction with Minshull New Road.

•             Frank Webb Avenue at the junction with Badger Avenue.

•             Underwood Lane at the junction with Windsor Avenue.

Residents and relatives who have any concerns about social care and accommodation with regards to the fire and Beechmere in Crewe, can call our 24-hour helpline on 0300 123 5025.

Firefighters say they would like to thank the local community for their continued support ant generosity.

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