Commercial building fire in Nelson

Date: 06/02/2019

Time: 00:09:00

Address: Vernon Street, Nelson

Incident Number: 1902001575

At 00:09 crews were called to a derelict building fire on Vernon Street, Nelson. The building measured 30m x 20m and at the initial call six fire engines from Nelson, Burnley and Colne were at the scene. Three jet were in use however the fire quickly spread to the rest of the building which resulted in a partial building collapse. For the safety of the public Vernon Street was closed. The air support unit was deployed to gain better aerial footage of the incident.

01:06 – four jets in use and full roof collapse

03:24 – incident progressively scaled back. Water town appliance now in attendance from Blackburn Fire Station

06:22 – two jets, lighting and breaking in tools in use

07:23 – damping down in use. Incident to be scaled back to one pump at 08:00