Cheshire: Five crews battle thatched cottage fire

FIVE fire engines are currently battling a fire in a Cheshire cottage.

An aerial platform from Lymm is also used to fight the fire from above the brick built property on Pickmere Lane, Tabley.

The alert was given shortly before 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to fight the blaze.

All occupants are safe and sound.

A fire investigator arrives at the scene.

The electricity was isolated and all occupants were tracked down and left the building safely and salvage sheets were used around the property to protect the interior.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Everyone was taken care of, people and animals.

“Firefighters are inside the property.

“At this time, there does not appear to be any damage inside the property.

“Electricity has been isolated and all occupants have been traced and left the building safely and salvage sheets have been used throughout the property to protect the interior.”

Pickmere Lane has been closed while emergency crews are at the scene.

Firefighters and other rescue teams are expected to remain at the scene for some time to come.

A fire engine from Northwich, one from Warrington and one from Middlewich as well as a Greater Manchester FRS fire engine are dealing with the incident.

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