Young woman taken to hospital after fire engulfs lorry trailer full of tyres
A young woman has been taken to hospital after a fire engulfed a lorry trailer full of tyres. The blaze broke out on a site off Bickershaw Lane, Wigan, at about 10.15am today (Tuesday, August 24). Plumes of black smoke could be spotted for miles around and eyewitnesses reported hearing a series of ‘loud bangs’.
Annmarie Barnsley said she heard what sounded like three ‘huge explosions’ from her home in Platt Bridge. :Man in 20s in hospital after being shot on his doorway She added: “I came out my house to see what was going on and there was black smoke coming from the back of the trees.
“There were several more quieter explosions which sounded like gas bottles bursting. “I rang the fire brigade.”
Large plumes of black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles around (Image: Kristina Butkute)
The North West Ambulance Service confirmed it had taken a woman in her 20s to hospital with ‘minor injuries’. The blaze involved a lorry trailer full of tyres, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said.
People living nearby were urged to keep their doors and windows closed while the fire was brought under control. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “At approximately 10.15am on Tuesday, August 24, five fire engines from Wigan, Atherton, Leigh and Farnworth and a control unit from Rochdale were called to a fire on Bickershaw Lane, in Bickershaw, Wigan. “The fire involves an HGV trailer containing tyres.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using jets to extinguish the fire.
“The incident has since been scaled down to two pumps and crews remain at the scene dampening down remaining hotspots.
“The incident is causing a lot of smoke and people living locally in the area are please asked to keep their doors and windows shut until the smoke clears.”
- TEMI Pretend Play Food, DIY 105 PCS Cutting Birthday Party Cake Toys Set w/...
SALE PRICE: £10.19YOU SAVE: £1.80 ★ PRETEND PLAY FOR EARLY EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Encourages your little one’s imagination, creativity, […]
- TP Toys TP612 Wooden Deluxe Mud Kitchen: shopmatrix.net: Toys & Games
SALE PRICE: £149.99 The TP Deluxe Wooden Mud Kitchen is made from FSC certified timber The ultimate mud kitchen featuring an oven with door and […]
- Transformers Playskool Heroes Rescue Bots Academy Bumblebee Converting Toy...
SALE PRICE: £16.14YOU SAVE: £2.36 About this item 2-IN-1 RESCUE BOTS ACADEMY TOY: Little heroes can enjoy twice the fun with 2 modes of play, […]
- Rabing Baby Piano Keyboard Toy, 31 Keys Multi-Function Electronic Toy Piano for...
SALE PRICE: £27.99 【Lovely & Easy-handle Piano Toy Keyboard】Size 31cm*34.5cm*29cm not too big for your kids, easy to play in-home or […]
- Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube Classic Wooden Toy (Developmental Toy,...
RRP PRICE: £11.61SALE PRICE: £9.99YOU SAVE: £1.62 CREATIVE SORTING GAME FOR KIDS: The Melissa & Doug Shape-Sorting Cube Classic Wooden Toy is […]
- KITEOAGE Fort Construction Toys for Children Educational Toys Construction Kit...
SALE PRICE: £38.99YOU SAVE: £3.00 [Different Shapes] With these little parts you can build the shapes and sizes you want like castles, tunnels, […]
- LEGO 42112 Technic Concrete Mixer Truck Toy Construction Vehicle
RRP PRICE: £89.99SALE PRICE: £89.97 Discover all the cool functions of this Concrete Mixer Truck with rotating mixer drum – the model looks and […]
- SONGMICS 110 x 38 x 38 cm Large Folding Storage Ottoman Box Toy Chest and...
SALE PRICE: £41.99 About this item FIRE SAFETY, STURDY & STABLE: Made of Linenette and High Density Foam which conform to the UK Furniture & […]
- LEGO 31112 Creator 3 in 1 Wild Lion, Ostrich and Warthog Set, Animal...
RRP PRICE: £14.99SALE PRICE: £10.00YOU SAVE: £4.99 About this item […]
- LEGO 10955 DUPLO My First Animal Train with Elephant, Tiger, Panda an...
RRP PRICE: £19.99SALE PRICE: £14.99YOU SAVE: £5.00 About this item […]