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28 homes evacuated following Crewe house fire

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 5:24pm

28 homes had to be evacuated overnight, following a fire at a house in Crewe.

Fire crews were called out to a fire in the roof space of an empty terraced property in Nelson Street at 11:30pm last night (4 April).

The blaze had spread to neighbouring properties, leading to residents being evacuated.

A rest centre was set up at Ruskin Community High School, where Cheshire East Council’s social care and emergency planning team, the Salvation Army, the Rotary Club and the Red Cross helped to provide support to 14 people.

The headteacher and a caretaker from the school also attended to provide support.

Firefighters remained at the scene until just before 12pm today (5 April), damping down and carrying out salvage operations.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out.

Councillor Ainsley Arnold, cabinet member for housing and planning at Cheshire East Council, said: “Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

"The council is now reviewing appropriate housing arrangements for the 14 people who were affected by last night’s incident, when 28 houses were evacuated.”

 

 

 

 

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