Car fire on Whitworth Road

Date published: 15 June 2015

Whitworth Road was closed for a short period this morning (Monday 15 June) as firefighters tackled a car fire. Due to the car being a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) conversion fuelled vehicle, the fire service had to put a cordon in place.

The fire service were called to the incident at 7.40am, in which the rear wheel of a black BMW X5 had caught fire.

It is currently unclear as to what caused the fire, but GMP confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances, nor had a crash taken place.

One fire crew from Rochdale attended and used a hose reel and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.

No injuries were reported due to the incident.

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