Serious flat fire in Sandbach

Investigation launched into the cause

An investigation is underway into a fire at a flat in Sandbach.

Crews were called out to the property above a shop on Congleton Road around 1:30pm this afternoon.

Initially it was thought someone was in the flat so firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out a search.

All persons have been accounted for.

Five engines were used to extinguish the blaze.

Crew Manager John Brownrigg said: "Firefighters did a great job under very difficult conditions to contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to neighbouring properties."

One fire engine will remain at the scene this evening.

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