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IRLAM GAS EXPLOSION
 

Star date 2nd November 2010 

CITY WEST HOUSING PROPERTIES DESTROYED IN IRLAM GAS EXPLOSION

Eleven people have been taken to hospital and a number of houses have been badly damaged following a gas explosion at Merlin Road in Irlam this morning. City West Housing has confirmed that it was working on the kichen of the property where the gas explosion happened…

See here for full City West Housing Statement...


Update 3pm

 

Merlin Road Explosion

 

Statement from City West Housing...

 

The enquiry into the events of this morning in Merlin Road is being conducted by the authorities.  At this time, City West Housing Trust are working with GMP, GM Fire Service and other partner agencies to ensure the safety of all residents in the affected area.  We can confirm that major works to the property on Merlin Road were underway.  This included work to the kitchen of the property that appears to be involved in the explosion.  Our contractors are conducting their own internal investigations and we will work with the relevant authorities to establish the cause of the explosion.

 

Tim Doyle, Chief Executive of City West Housing Trust said: “At this point our priority is to assist those affected by the explosion.  Residents remain our top priority.  A dedicated team of officers has been established to provide temporary accommodation to all residents in need of emergency shelter.  All homes that can be repaired and made safe will be done so as a matter of urgency to make sure that as many residents as possible can return home.”

 

There is a dedicated emergency number: 0300 123 5522

Update: 11:50am
City West Housing has just sent us the following statement...

Tim Doyle, Chief Executive at City West Housing Trust, said: 

"At around 7.15 this morning there was an explosion at one of our houses in Irlam.  We immediately implemented our emergency plan, and we are doing everything to help and support our residents. A rest centre has been set up at Fiddlers Lane Primary School in Irlam and transport to the centre is being provided from Moorfield Primary School playing fields. 

"There is currently an emergency cordon around the site and a large number of homes have been evacuated. We can confirm that we have been carrying out improvement works in this area as part of our extensive investment programme, including at this property. We are now working with the emergency services on an ongoing investigation into the cause of the explosion."

 

Following the gas explosion in Irlam this morning Salford City Council has set up a rest centre at Fit City Cadishead for residents who have been evacuated from nearby properties. People wishing to go to the centre should make their way to Moorfield Primary School playground from where transport is being arranged.

Also, Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School will be closed today. The school hall will be open to affected residents and food and drink will be provided.

City West residents who require any further information should contact 0300 123 5522.

 

 

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