Work to repair collapsed engine bay at Manea Fire Station begins

Investigations are still on-going into how a large part of Manea fire station collapsed on to the pump on Thursday (April 6) evening. A security guard has been assigned to the building on Westfield Road and the pump remains embedded under the brickwork.

Investigations are still on-going into how a large part of Manea fire station collapsed on to the pump on Thursday (April 6) evening. A security guard has been assigned to the building on Westfield Road and the pump remains embedded under the brickwork.

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Work to remove a fire engine buried under rubble at Manea Fire Station has begun.

Investigations are still on-going into how a large part of Manea fire station collapsed on to the pump on Thursday (April 6) evening. A security guard has been assigned to the building on Westfield Road and the pump remains embedded under the brickwork.Investigations are still on-going into how a large part of Manea fire station collapsed on to the pump on Thursday (April 6) evening. A security guard has been assigned to the building on Westfield Road and the pump remains embedded under the brickwork.

The fire engine was trapped under bricks after the engine bay collapsed during a training evening on Thursday (April 6).

Area commander, Maurice Moore, said: “Our priority remains getting the building and fire engine repaired as quickly as we can so normal service can resume in Manea.

“A structural engineer has carried out a detailed assessment of the building and a specialist contractor started this morning to secure the building so we could recover the fire engine and send it away for repair.

“The next step will be to clear the damaged area of the fire station so it can then be rebuilt.

“I’d again like to reassure residents in Manea that the town is still covered by neighbouring fire crews and we will get a fire engine there in the quickest possible time.”

An investigation is still underway to identify the cause of the damage.

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