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Fire On Chester Road - Video And Pictures

Huge blaze at Tel Signs illuminated neon sign outlet (former Bull's Head Hotel)

Written by . Published on March 2nd 2012.

Fire On Chester Road - Video And Pictures

A HUGE fire has taken place at Tel Signs - the illuminated neon sign outlet - on Chester Road, Hulme this morning.

Just after 8.30am emergency services were called to the former Bulls Head Hotel following reports of a large fire. The fire service are currently at the scene and are tackling the blaze.

The owners of the business are also at the scene and it's believed no one was inside the building when the explosion took place.

There's a video below taken by Jonathan Schofield who was on the scene.

A member of staff from Tel Signs bought a paper from Tasties sandwich shop next door before going to open up the neon sign outlet early this morning. The shopkeeper told us he witnessed her quickly rushing out of the building after realising there was a fire.

The fire brigade appear to have the blaze under control despite initial concerns that it could spread to adjacent buildings. Mini explosions have occured since the initial blast. Our pictures show firefighters breaking into the spa next door to try and prevent any spread. 

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Traffic officers have now closed Chester Road, between Bridgewater Way and Mancunian Way, while emergency services deal with the scene. Motorists in Manchester are advised to find alternative routes after road closures were put in place while the fire brigade deal with the incident.

Thanks to Alex Thompson for sending the pictures form Beetham Tower.

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KieranMarch 2nd 2012.

I could see the smoke miles away. Most of the roads were shut down for some time.

Janie1509March 2nd 2012.

This is literally 50 yards away from our office yet we didn't hear any explosions at all. Those firemen have done a stirling job - well done, guys.

Jonathan SchofieldMarch 2nd 2012.

They were magnificent the firefighters. I was there Jane and there were explosions within the building. Still between me phoning story in and returning to the office something was lost in translation.

Richard BrowningMarch 2nd 2012.

I realise this is someone's business but.. sickkkkkkk.

tomegranateMarch 5th 2012.

Sorry to have to add that the building appears to have been torn down, as of Sunday afternoon, just a big pile of rubble being damped down by a firehose.

AnonymousMarch 5th 2012.

Gotta love those Sunday afternoon demolition jobs.

AnonymousMarch 5th 2012.

The voiceover by JS is hilarious. :)

1 Response: Reply To This...
Jonathan SchofieldMarch 5th 2012.

It's the way I tell 'em

Phil MurphyMarch 6th 2012.

The 'shutter' narrative was particularly informative Jonathan, thank you :)

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Jonathan SchofieldMarch 6th 2012.

I fashioned my technique following Chris Morris and The Day Today. Effectively don't you think?

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