Arrest Made Following Stockport Tyre Fire
A 16-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a blaze that destroyed a tyre business in Stockport. The fire at AL Tyres, in Sheffield Street, Heaton Norris was lit some time shortly after 8pm on the evening of October 12, and during the course of the evening around 60 firefighters were engaged in containing and extinguishing the blaze.
“Initially three crews attended the fire at 8.20pm last night and discovered a rapidly developing fire inside the building,” Greater Manchester Fire Service spokesman Tony Hunter told the Manchester Evening News. “Other crews were called in and hoses had to be laid to hydrants three quarters of a mile away to supply sufficient water. Two aerial appliances were used and nearby commercial buildings had to be sprayed with water to prevent the fire from spreading as the heat was so intense.
“A multi-agency investigation has begun but we believe the fire may have been started deliberately,” Hunter added. “There had just been a delivery of new tyres but the entire building has been devastated. The owner of the company is heartbroken.”