Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Glossop Caravans

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As many local’s will be aware at just after 8.00pm yesterday (Monday), the emergency services were called to a fire at the 7 acre Glossop Caravans site at Brookfield on the A57.

Initial reports were that a warehouse on the site was on fire, but on arrival crews discovered other building in the same area of the site along with some caravans were on fire, with at least one of the building’s having a number of LPG cylinders within it.

The A57 between Cottage Lane / Shaw Lane and Wooley Bridge Road was closed and at its height around 45 fire fighters from station including Glossop, Hyde, Stalybridge, Ashton Under Lyne and other within Derbyshire were in attendance.

I became aware of the incident at around 10.00pm from a local residents status on Facebook, and the various photo’s on www.flickr.com/photos/anthonymck were taken around that time.

From details picked up elsewhere and from what I could see of the site, it appears the damage has been limited to the rear section of the site (across the river) with several building’s been damaged, and around 20 caravans’s been destroyed.

The A57 remained closed until Tuesday afternoon causing various issues with traffic, but as far as I am aware throughout the whole of the incident no one has been injured.

Following a few calls this morning from local residents with regards to concern over black dust / residue and bits of debris that has been scattered following the fire – I checked with environmental health for health concerns and was advised providing local’s do not consume the snow there should be no lasting health ramifications.

At current no details have been advised as to the cause of the fire, with an investigation due to start once the site has been made safe.

In terms of what happens next I’m hoping that that damage will not cause any loss of employment and whilst the site is obviously closed at the moment a notice on the Glossop Caravan’s website advises that the site will reopen on Sunday 27th December at 10.00am.

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