Roof Fire Grosvenor Road  Southport

Firefighters were called to Grosvenor Road/Waterloo Road, Southport, at approximately 1:30pm this afternoon (Monday 1st October 2012) following reports of a fire.

The arrived at the scene within minutes to find a swimming pool roof on fire.

They quickly extinguished the blaze and made the roof safe.

A local roofing contractor was working on the roof prior to the fire starting.

There were no reported injuries involved.
Two fire appliances from Southport Community Fire Station and Formby Community Fire Station attended. Firefighters were there for about an hour and a half.

Watch Manager Peter Kirkham, from Southport Community Fire Station, said: “The fire was in a cavity in the roof. We hacked at the boards and stripped away the felt roof, removed the roofing boards and extinguished the fire below.

“It was good work by the firefighters and we managed to contain the fire to the roof area.”

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