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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Leek Fire

Three fire crews and a water carrier from Staffordshire Moorlands were called to a fire at a warehouse on the Barnfield Road Industrial Estate, Leek at 00.24 yesterday, May 12.

“We would urge all local businesses to ensure that they have good security measures in place to deter intruders gaining access to their premises,”Station Manager Carl Mason.

Two seats of fire were discovered - in a boiler house that resulted in a running diesel fuel fire and a forklift truck. The boiler house was substantially damaged by fire and smoke and the forklift truck was badly damaged by fire.

 Firefighters from Leek, Ipstones and Longnor used a compressed air foam system   and about 35 litres of foam concentrate to tackle the blaze. They left the scene off Sunnyhills Road shortly after 4am.

Station Manager Carl Mason said: “We would urge all local businesses to ensure that they have good security measures in place to deter intruders gaining access to their premises.”

Staffordshire Police are investigating the fire which is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Colin Rushton on 101, quoting incident number 33 of May 12. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.