Gordon Rigg Garden Centre, Todmorden, to open today despite overnight fire

    Credit: Olivia Rigg

    Gordon Rigg Garden Centre in Todmorden will remain open today despite a fire overnight.

    West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene on Rochdale Road at 5:20am this morning (Tuesday) 

    Four appliances were sent to the scene from WYFRS, as well as two appliances from GMFRS stations at Rochdale and Littleborough. 

    Crews spent 90 minutes tackling the blaze with hosereel jets and breathing apparatus in use.

    Gordon Rigg released a statement on their Facebook page confirming that they will be open today, with some cordons in place. 

    A statement read: "During the early hours of this morning we have suffered a fire in our garden centre, due to the quick responses of our dedicated staff, local fire brigade & local residents, damage has been limited and the fire contained.

    "We will be open to the public at usual time with some restrictions and cordons in place. 

    "Thank you so much to everyone who called the fire department and came to lend a helping hand, it is very much appreciated."

    Police and Fire Service remain in attendance. 

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