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Appeal for witnesses and CCTV footage following large fire in Macclesfield



Police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following a large fire at an industrial warehouse in Macclesfield.


Shortly before 4am on Tuesday 17 August emergency services were called to reports of a fire at an industrial building on Calamine Street.


Police and fire attended the scene and on arrival they found a large fire in a former kitchen warehouse.


At 11am the fire service said the fire had been extinguished.


A joint investigation into cause of the fire has now been launched and officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information which may aid their enquiries.


Detective Sergeant Robert McCubbin, of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, said: “This investigation is in its early stages and at the current time it’s too soon to say what the exact cause was.


“The warehouse involved is located at the junction of Calamine Street and Windmill Street and as part of our enquiries we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area who believes they may have witnessed anything suspicious.


“The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid our investigation.”


Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 1063059 or give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report .


Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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