Updated: Tuesday, 7th July 2020 @ 8:18am

Major blaze badly damages well-known Alderley Edge restaurant for SECOND time prompting police investigation

Major blaze badly damages well-known Alderley Edge restaurant for SECOND time prompting police investigation

By Danielle Wainwright

Ten fire engines battled a blaze in Alderley Edge into the early hours of this morning which badly damaged a well-known restaurant.

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call just before 10.30pm about a 45 metre-wide fire at the Panacea restaurant on Wilmslow Road.

Wilmslow and Macclesfield fire fighters arrived at the scene to find the major blaze at the two storey property which was gutted by fire in September 2008 when it was called Brasingamens.

The fire ripped through the roof of the property forcing fire crews to increase from five to ten.

An update at 7.30am this morning said there were no injuries and one fire engine was still in attendance, however all surrounding roads were open.

Fire engines at the scene include two from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, as well as ones from Bollington, Poynton, Holmes Chapel, two from Northwich, two from Macclesfield and a hydraulic platform as well as the incident command unit.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus were working with six main jets to stop the fire spreading to nearby premises.

Warnings about smoke from the site have been passed to train companies as a precaution because of the proximity to the railway line.

An investigation in to the cause of this fire is underway and Cheshire Police are appealing to anyone who may have any information concerning the incident to contact them using the 101 number quoting incident number 925.

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