FIRE teams spent two days tackling a large coal fire in the Ellesmere Port Docks.
The incident at the Manisty Wharf industrial dock, located next to the Manchester Ship Canal, was reported to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at 5.13am on Sunday.
One fire engine from Ellesmere Port was deployed to investigate and the crew discovered the blaze involved a large quantity of coal.
Fire crews requested another crew for manpower, so a further fire engine from Ellesmere Port was mobilised.
Although the fire was mostly out by the following day, a team of firefighters remained at the scene on Monday to cool down the coal and eliminate the risk of any further blaze.
A contracted digger was also used to spread the coal so firefighters continues to cool the area with main water jets.
Manisty Wharf’s main purpose is the unloading of coal on to freight trains. The rail line runs the length of the docks.