A TOTAL of 10 fire crews were called out to battle a large blaze at a Cheshire bakery.

Shortly after 12.30am today (Saturday, May 23) firefighters were called to reports of an industrial building fire at a bakery in Aston near Nantwich.

Firefighters from Nantwich and Audlem were dispatched to the scene and on arrival they discovered a large fire in the ceiling voids of the building measuring approximately 80 metres by 40 metres

Due to the scale of the fire an additional eight crews from Chester, Crewe, Northwich, Sandbach, Alsager and Malpas and Whitchurch were called to the scene.

The A530 Whitchurch Road was closed as a result of the incident and residents living nearby were advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

All staff were accounted for and there were no reports of any injuries.

Firefighters worked throughout the night dealing with the incident.

Crews used eight breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to fight the fire, which was extinguished at about 5am.

Relief crews from Penketh, Tarporley, Congleton and Knutsford arrived at the site at 7am, and all of the initial crews were released from the incident.

They are currently using hand tools to cut away and remove all of the damaged ceiling panels.

Crews are also using thermal imaging cameras to monitor for any hotspots, they also have a number of hose reel jets on standby to damp down where required.

Firefighters are also working with the building's owners to undertake a salvage operation and recover equipment where possible.

Crews have now completed all of the recovery work and are satisfied that the fully extinguished.

The site has now been handed over to the owner.

In total the crews were in attendance for aabout 13 hours and 30 minutes.

The cause of the fire is believed to an electrical fault in an air conditioning unit which was located in the roof of the building.