Heywood homes evacuated as firefighters tackle van fire

Date published: 06 October 2021

Homes were evacuated after a van fire on Tuesday (5 October) in Heywood centre.

Firefighters tackled the Brierley Street blaze at around 5pm after receiving reports of a fire in a van containing gas cylinders.

Two fire engines from Heywood and Bury attended the incident, which closed both Brierley Street and Bradshaw Street.

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: ““The fire involved a transit van containing acetylene cylinders.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a gas monitor, a thermal imaging camera and other specialist equipment to extinguish the fire.

“Fire crews were in attendance for several hours.”

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