Shops evacuated and road closed after Cheshire takeaway fire

Emergency services rushed to the scene this morning

Shops have been evacuated and a road was closed in both directions after a suspected chip pan fire ripped through a takeaway in Crewe.

The blaze at the premises on Nantwich Road is now out, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance service confirmed that there were “no casualties” from the fire. Video taken by CheshireLive shows a ladder extended toward the windows above the Bria and Ami takeaway.

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A police cordon was set up on Nantwich Road between Brooklyn Street and Edleston Road while firefighters rushed into the property to search for casualties while adjoining shops were evacuated. It is believed that the fire was started by a chip pan.

A statement from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service reads: “Emergency services are at the scene of a fire on Nantwich Road. The fire was on the shop floor of a commercial property and is believed to have been started by a chip pan.

“It had been reported that there were people in the upstairs flat and two crew members rapidly entered the property in breathing apparatus, taking a hose reel jet.

“Further breathing apparatus wearers were deployed to search the building and neighbouring shops were evacuated.

“Flats above the shops were searched to ensure there was nobody trapped and police closed the road.

“The fire is now out, crews remain at the scene and one lane of Nantwich Road has been reopened.”

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service adds: “No casualties have been reported and an investigation into the cause of the fire will be undertaken.”

  • 10:38, 14 SEP 2022
  • UPDATED10:48, 14 SEP 2022