18 January 2010
At 01:40hrs on 18 January 2010 fire crews from Blackley, Chadderton, Oldham and Broughton fire stations were called to a fire in a two storey shop building at Lewis Builders Merchant, Mills Hill Road, Mills Hill, Middleton, Manchester.
On arrival fire crews were faced with a rapidly developing fire in a two storey shop building in the yard of the builders merchants. Twenty fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus worked extremely hard to extinguish the blaze using five jets. The fire was quickly brought under control, however there was extensive fire and smoke damage to the two storey building.
The fire will be subject of an investigation by special Fire Scene Investigators and the Police however the cause of the fire is thought to be suspicious.
source – http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/our-emergency-response/latest-incidents/18-january-2010—fire-in-a-two-storey-shop-building-middleton.aspx