Engines from three different fire stations joined forces to extinguish a fire at a glass container factory in northwest England Sunday afternoon.
Initially, the small fire in Elton proved difficult to access, the Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Powey Lane Fire Station reported via Facebook. Firefighters were forced to don safety harnesses to access flames around a roof vent.
An oil fire involving machinery triggered the vent fire, a brigade spokesperson told the local press. Plant personnel quickly extinguished the burning machine but the vent blaze required fire brigade intervention.
“Two firefighters wearing height safety equipment removed the debris from the vent while colleagues stood by on the ground with a 45-meter hose real in case any of the falling debris was on fire,” the spokesperson told The Standard.
Firefighters accessed the roof vent from a walkway nearby.