TWO buildings on a trading estate have been seriously damaged by fire.
Ellesmere Port firefighters, who were called to both incidents on the Rossmore Industrial Estate at the weekend, suspect they were started deliberately.
At 1.35pm on Saturday, they attended an office building on the old Wincanton site in Rosswood Road.
The fire had burnt through the floorboards and the intense heat made the building’s steel frame expand, cracking the brickwork.
Then at 4.37pm on Sunday they were called to an old taxi office and workshop in Ross Road, between the estate and Princes Road.
Station watch manager Neil Smith said: “The shutters at the front and back of the building meant it was difficult for us to get in but we finally entered with cutters, a ram and a saw.
“There were ladders round the back so someone had been there beforehand.
“We found two vehicles inside. The damage caused to the workshop is 100%.
“There were gas cylinders at the back which concerned us too, but they did not go off.
“After finally getting inside, it took us about an hour to get it under control.”