FIRE crews from across Cheshire and Staffordshire have been battling a major blaze at a supported living complex throughout the night.

A total of 16 fire engines - are in attendance along with two aerial platforms.

Chester and District Standard:

Crews have been using hose reel jets, main jets and high volume pumps to tackle the blaze.

They were called to the scene just after 4.30pm yesterdayt (Thursday, August 8) where a fire had broken out in the roof space of the supported living complex in Rolls Avenue, Crewe.

Chester and District Standard:

It affected an area of the building measuring approximately 15 metres by 20 metres.




A full evacuation of the three-floor complex took place and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building..

The building, which has been split into several operational sectors, has sustained significant damage and has partially collapsed.

Chester and District Standard:

Road closures remain in place in the local area.

Residents living nearby are urged to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution..