Dramatic footage shows fire burning at house in Stockport before emergency services swarm area

Dramatic footage shows fire burning at house in Stockport before emergency services swarm area

Locals have spoken of their shock after dramatic footage showed a large fire burning at a house in Stockport this afternoon (Sunday). The blaze broke out at a terraced house in Brinnington just after 3pm.

Fire crews raced to the terraced property on Brinnginton Road after the alarm was raised. Police and paramedics also attended. The road was cordoned off as firefighters donned breathing apparatus to tackle it.

The Manchester Evening News has now been sent footage which shows the size and intensity of the fire, the seat of which appeared to be in the garden.

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Eyewitness Ryan Holmes, who shot the video, said it appeared a shed was involved. In the clip, it can be seen being completely engulfed by bright orange flames which are lapping up into the air and sending plumes of smoke billowing out over the densely populated residential area.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue (GMFRS) said the main building of the house was also affected. The fire was put out in under an hour. No one was inside the property and one was injured GMFRS have confirmed.

Ryan, 20, said: "I just looked out my window and saw the that a whole shed was up in flames. I think, I caught it not long after it started and i just froze for a second shouted my mum.

"I think she called emergency services and then about 8-10 minutes later the fire department came and handled the situation and the house was smoked out completely. I'd like to credit the firefighters for getting there so quickly."

The aftermath of the blaze -Credit:Ryan Holmes
The aftermath of the blaze -Credit:Ryan Holmes

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Shortly after 3.10pm this afternoon (Sunday, 5 May), four fire engines from Stockport, Wythenshawe, Offerton and Whitehill fire stations were called to attend a house fire on Brinnington Road, Stockport.

“Crews arrived quickly and used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

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“Firefighters remain at the scene at this time and are working alongside colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and North West Ambulance Service to make the area safe.”

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