Investigation starts over fire

The fire at a factory in Bahama Road in Haydock
The fire at a factory in Bahama Road in Haydock

FIRE chiefs are investigating the cause of a large blaze at a factory.

Crews were called to an industrial estate in Bahama Road in Haydock at 4.10pm on Monday where the single-storey building was well alight.

Nearby buildings were evacuated as there was a large amount of diesel and an acetylene cylinder on site.

There was also reports of an explosion.

The East Lancs Road at Haydock was closed in both directions at the junction of Liverpool Road

Surrounding roads near to the industrial estate were also closed.

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We don’t yet know the cause of the fire as we can’t access the building. The fire is out and firefighters left the scene at 12.20am on Tuesday. The unit contained two articulated wagons and four trailers that have all been severely damaged by the fire. All the roads around the building have been reopened and the area is safe.”