A Horwich business owner has thanked firefighters and others who helped after a blaze broke out at the weekend.

Emergency services were sent to New Brunswick Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A fire had broken out at the Woodley Equipment Company Ltd, which provides critical care laboratory diagnostic products for veterinary surgeons.

The company had contingencies in place and is now working to ensure its customers are still taken care of.

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The Bolton News: The fire broke out at the Horwich business on Sunday morning

Mike Wickham, the owner of the company, was full of praise for the emergency services and others who came to help the company during the terrible incident.

He said: “The fire broke out in the building.

“The fire service has said we may never know how it started.

“We know it was not arson.

“We are ensuring that our customers get their orders. The customers are our priority and we have contingencies in place.

“The first broke out at 2am on Sunday morning.

“By 9.45am on Monday we had moved the stuff and orders went out. We are working on resupply.

“The fire brigade were amazing. There were nine in attendance for over 10 hours. 

“They were all brilliant.

“By midday we had everything out in in a skip and JCB got the area clear.

“Bolton Council were really good, they organised the JCB.

“The business next door, Hyquip, they came down and were here all day, they opened up for facilities for everybody to use.

“Everybody was amazing, this should be recognised.”'

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At just after 2am on Sunday May 19, fire crews were called to reports of a fire at a commercial property on New Brunswick Street, Horwich.

“Three fire engines from Horwich and Bolton Central quickly attended the scene.

Firefighters are tackling the fire using four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets.”