A wall of flames at roadside fire

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 11 October 2021


The A62 Huddersfield Road was closed for a time after a road sweeper caught fire early yesterday (Sunday).

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: “At approximately 6.55am on Sunday, 10th October, two fire engines from Chadderton and Mossley stations attended an incident on Huddersfield Road, Oldham.

“The fire involved a road sweeper on a roadway.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around three hours.”

There were no reports of any injuries.


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