Monday, 14 July 2014

Hosepipe across Manchester Road

There was a dramatic fire a couple of weeks ago on Raglan Street which sent up a huge cloud of black smelly smoke.

I didn't photograph any of that but later in the day I was on a bus on Manchester Road. The fire services tackling the blaze had lain a hosepipe across the road to the fire hydrant at the top of Ann Street. Alfred Street which leads to Raglan Street was blocked off and a Police Community Support Officer was on duty.

The cyclist in the yellow jacket seems to have had problems getting across the pipes.

A report on the blaze can be found on the Manchester Evening News.

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows.


  1. I can see cars having a problem with that too...

  2. We had a big fire like that round our way the other week, a recycling center went up

  3. The hosepipes across the street is not every day's street scene.

  4. Those hoses look rather chunky and very wheel unfriendly. An unusual sight in the streetscape.