West Midlands Ambulance Service at scene of explosion in Cheshire

Friday 17th July 2015 – 10.45am – Claire Brown.

West Midlands Ambulance Service are supporting North West colleagues at the scene of an explosion and fire at Wood Flour Mills in Cheshire.

A 999 call was received at 9.12am this morning to a Wood Flour Mill in Bosley near Macclesfield (Friday). A paramedic area support officer, a senior paramedic officer, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics, a community paramedic, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a MERIT trauma doctor on board and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill in Staffordshire are in attendance with further ambulances en route. A number of resources from North West Ambulance Service are also on scene together with police and fire colleagues.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Our staff are working closely with other emergency services on scene at this difficult incident to ensure patients receive the medical help they need as quickly as possible.

“A number of people are currently receiving treatment by both ambulance services.

“If you’re a resident near to the incident we advise you to please close your doors and windows due to smoke.”

More details to follow.

WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3
ENDS

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