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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Firefighters support colleagues at major incident


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Firefighters from Staffordshire are assisting colleagues in Cheshire to tackle a major incident at a wood flour mill.

The Service was alerted to the fire at International Ltd, Tunstall Road, in Bosley at 9.28am today.

Two crews from Leek and one from Biddulph initially attended the incident. The first crew arrived at the scene at 9.45am. Sandyford has now arrived with Hanley and Longton on route.

Director of Response Rob Barber said: "This has been declared a major incident and we are working closely with our colleagues at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to support them in getting the situation under control. Due to the severity of the fire, it is expected that we will be assisting Cheshire throughout the weekend."