Fire crews called to Manchester restaurant blaze


Firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out at Manchester’s iconic Wing Yip restaurant and supermarket earlier today.

Three fire engines were on site in seconds after crews from the neighbouring Manchester Central Fire Station were called to the blaze at the Oldham Road establishment.

200 people were evacuated from the site as the fire was brought under control.

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Damage was done to the external roof canopy of the restaurant, which is part of a superstore that supplies Chinese restaurants and takeaways throughout the UK.

Paul Fearnhead, watch manager for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We quickly fought the flames and the fire was out fairly quickly. We then had to strip back part of the roof to check for hot spots and check how far the fire spread.

“It looked quite dramatic because flames could be seen from the main road but thankfully around 200 people were evacuated from the restaurant and warehouse and we put the fire out quickly.”

Police road closures on Oldham Road were in place after the fire had been put out to allow crews to strip back part of the roof.

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