Shortly before 5pm today (Thursday 8 August), police were notified by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service of a large fire at a retirement apartment complex in Rolls Avenue, Crewe.
Officers joined colleagues from the fire service to assist with the incident, which has involved the evacuation of around 150 residents.
Some are being re-located in temporary accommodation, while others are being transported to an emergency rest centre for the time being, with a view to finding suitable accommodation. We’d like to thank all those residents who have offered support in re-housing and re-locating the displaced residents.
The building has received significant damage. There is not considered to be any risk to the wider public, however, residents are being advised to close windows and doors as a precaution.
The public are asked to avoid the area to allow the emergency services to deal with the situation. A number of road closures are in place that lead to Rolls Avenue, including at Minshull New Road, Bradfield Road, Parkers Road and Underwood Lane.
Any concerned relatives of residents at the complex are asked to call 101, quoting IML 480541.