Large fire at Altrincham electricity substation as local residents report “loud bang” and power cut

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A fire at an electricity substation sent a big plume of black smoke over the Altrincham Retail Park this morning.

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service confirmed that three of their appliances attended a fire on George Richards Way. The fire is thought to have started shortly after 9am.

Black smoke over the substation this morning Credit: @XEazyLobbys

A large plume of black smoke was seen over the site, which backs on to Craven Road, and local residents reported a brief power cut and a loud bang.

The fire service quickly brought the fire under control by around 10am.

Our video from the scene as the fire service brings the blaze under control

Engineers from Electricity North West are now carrying out work that “may cause a loss of power to some properties”, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service tweeted.

Several roads are closed in the area including part of George Richards Way and Craven Road.

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