Building fire in Longton

Parts of Longton town centre are closed off this evening as Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service deal with a building fire on Caroline Street in the town.

The fire service received a call to attend the building used by printing company Times Square Limited just after 15:45 this afternoon.

6 engines including the aerial platform and damage limitation unit were sent from Longton, Hanley, Cheadle & Ipstones stations. The incident is still ongoing with fire crews using foam as well as water jets.

Staffordshire Police have closed off the following streets in the area as a safety precaution while the incident continues.

  • Caroline Street
  • Grafton Road
  • Malborough Road
  • Upper Croft Road
  • The Strand (one lane)

Update 0900

One fire engine remains at Caroline Street this morning while fire investigation work is carried out. All roads apart from Caroline Street are now open as usual.

Update 1345

The BBC are reporting that 8 boys have been arrested in relation to the fire

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