Three children rushed to hospital after being rescued from fire at derelict pub
Three children have been rushed to hospital after being rescued by firefighters from a massive blaze at a derelict pub.
Fire crews raced to the blaze on the first floor of the building that had been The Woodman pub, in Hazel Grove, at around 8.30pm last night.
Pictures from the scene on the A6 London Road showed numerous fire engines in attendance, as well as paramedics and police.
Emergency services closed off the main road between Mill St and Commercial Road.
It has since been confirmed that three children were rescued from the building after the fire broke out on the first floor of the now derelict site.
The nature of their injuries or how the fire started has not yet been revealed although they were first treated at the scene by firefighters and then taken to hospital.
Five fire engines were battling the flames with Greater Manchester Fire Service helped by crews from Cheshire.
Pictures from the scene in the aftermath show a cordon in place around the scorched site. A screen used to board up a window is also visibly damaged after being pulled away in the rescue mission.
A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At around 8.30pm this evening (26 July), we were called to reports of a fire on the first floor of a two-storey derelict commercial building on London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport.
“Five engines from Offerton, Whitehill, Marple, Cheadle and Stockport and an additional crew from Cheshire arrived quickly arrived on the scene. Three children were rescued from the building and have been conveyed to hospital by paramedics.
“Crews are now damping down the building and London Road is closed. Firefighters as well as colleagues from North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police remain on the scene.”
Poynton Fire Station also tweeted: “At 20:24hrs our crews responded to a building fire persons reported, London Road, Hazel Grove. Crews assisted colleagues from Greater Manchester Fire Service in rescuing three casualties. Crews treated the casualties on scene before transfer to hospital.”