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Roof collapses after fire rips through house in Mouldsworth

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service understands nobody has been injured

The house blaze in Smithy Lane, Mouldsworth

Firefighters are tackling a serious house blaze which has caused the roof to collapse.

Fire crews from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn and Winsford were called to the large two-storey detached property in Smithy Lane, Mouldsworth, shortly after 1pm today (Tuesday, January 27).

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed there was nobody in the house at the time and no injuries.

On arrival, firefighters found the fire was well-established involving the roof and first floor of the property. Crews are using a main water jet and hose reels to fight the fire.

The roof of the building later collapsed forcing firefighters to tackle the blaze from the outside. A water relay was set up and a portable pump was in use to provide water for the hose reels.

In the latest update, a fire service spokeswoman said: “Firefighters will continue with salvage operations as soon as a structural engineer has assessed the stability of the building. The crews have been withdrawn from inside the property for safety reasons. It has been confirmed there was nobody in the property when the service arrived at the scene.”

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