The pictures below were all taken about 16 hours after the incident began and from across the River Bollin. At that time there were at least 12 pumps, 2 aerial appliances and the Control Unit in attendance. BBC news reported 23 out of 24 stations being called at sometime during the incident withn no fewer than 35 appliances. The ariel appliance in the first picture is from 'over the border' being W385MWF from Buxton in Derbyshire. It was further reported that the incident involved one million carpet tiles.
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