A huge fire broke out in Bolton yesterday, sending out huge plumes of smoke. Around 40 firefighters rushed to tackle the blaze, which started just before 5pm yesterday. Emergency services have reportedly requested a super powerful Scandinavian extinguisher to assist them, which can blast through doors and walls.
The fire broke out at a recycling plant on the Raikes Lane Industrial Estate yesterday afternoon. It set three floors alight and the roof fell in. A cordon was put in place around the scene and the blaze could be seen from miles around.
Horrified Twitter users shared pictures of the blaze from various parts of the town. Heather tweeted: “Fire in Bolton. Can be seen from Fernstead Flats, Deane. Anyone know anything? Xxx”