Firefighters tackle large barn fire at Frodsham

FIREFIGHTERS were involved in tackling a large barn fire on Manley Road in Frodsham earlier today (Tuesday).
Four fire engines attended, two from Runcorn, one from Frodsham and one from Ellesmere Port.
On arrival crews found the outbuilding measuring approximately 30 metres by five metres well alight. They also discovered that the barn contained hay and straw.
Water supplies were set up, as was a cordon for safety reasons, and four firefighters began fighting the fire with hose reel jets after surrounding the barn.
A mechanical digger was sourced from a neighbouring farm to drag large hay bales out of the outbuilding.
They were then damped down by firefighters.
A farm worker was given first aid by firefighters after inhaling smoke from the fire. It was subsequently deemed that an ambulance was not required.
Once the fire looked to be out a thermal imaging camera was used to look for hotspots.
They were subsequently damped down to make them safe. Firefighters were in attendance for more than three-and-a-half hours.
Upon leaving the scene they handed the incident over to the barn’s owner.
The fire is believed to have been started accidentally, as a result of the grinding of metal in close proximity to the barn.

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