Fire at Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre

UPDATED: Fire at Pound Bakery

Firefighters tackling the fire at the Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre

An ambulance and firefighters outside the Pound Bakery in Market Street, where a fire broke out. Picture by Railton Hirst.

Firefighters tackling the fire at the Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre

Firefighters tackling the fire at the Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre

Firefighters tackling the fire at the Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre

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A FIRE broke out at the Pound Bakery in Bolton town centre.

The blaze, which started in the Market Street branch at about 8.40am today, was tackled by two fire engines.

Passers by reported a "horrible burning smell" permeating the town centre as smoke billowed out into the street.

Witness Faruk Kara who works in the nearby ADM newsagent said he heard a "massive bang" when the fire started.

He added: "I was outside the shop as I was going to deliver papers when the massive bang happened and I heard a lady scream.

"I looked inside and saw the staff members running out of the back door."

All the front windows of the bakery have been smashed, although it is not clear how this happened.

One firefighter fell inside the building and dislocated his shoulder.

Crews believe the blaze started because of an electrical fault.

Watch manager Ian Ainsworth said: "We think it started around the incoming electrical supply but we are waiting for the supply to be isolated before we can investigate.

"We entered via the back door and the building was heavily smoke-logged.

"A fire around the electiricty supply was reaching the ceiling, so we used hose reels but had to be careful because of the electricity.

"All the food was damaged - I think the pasties are a bit too well done."

Staff were inside the bakery at the time, but they all escaped unhurt, and have now been transferred to the Newport Street branch.

Pound bakery operations manager David Silvester said he was pleased that everyone got out unhurt and that the firm would be "working into the night" to make sure the shop can reopen as soon as possible.

Smoke filled the neighbouring businesses, Shaws Amusements, the Mary Jane clothes shop and ADM newsagents.

Asif Adam, who works at Mary Jane clothes shop said the smoke had entered his store and damaged clothing.

He added: "The firefighters have used a fan to blow the smoke out which has helped but with the loss of trade we could lose about £1,000."

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9:40am Wed 6 Aug 14

A Hybrid Lord says...

D'o(ug)h!
D'o(ug)h! A Hybrid Lord
  • Score: 31

9:48am Wed 6 Aug 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......
horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ...... Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 20

9:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

filthy6 says...

Boltonresident2012 wrote:
horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......
No just Bolton in general
[quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......[/p][/quote]No just Bolton in general filthy6
  • Score: 23

10:17am Wed 6 Aug 14

Ernagy2 says...

Someone left pies in the oven? They'll be burnt now!
Someone left pies in the oven? They'll be burnt now! Ernagy2
  • Score: -3

11:06am Wed 6 Aug 14

Bat E Karen says...

"Crews believe the blaze started because of an electrical fault."

A dodgy current bun?

Sorry, I'll get my coat :)
"Crews believe the blaze started because of an electrical fault." A dodgy current bun? Sorry, I'll get my coat :) Bat E Karen
  • Score: 22

11:38am Wed 6 Aug 14

Gaz1262 says...

Look on the bright side. Bolton folk will be healthier today as a result Always a silver lining!
Look on the bright side. Bolton folk will be healthier today as a result Always a silver lining! Gaz1262
  • Score: 9

11:44am Wed 6 Aug 14

pstuart says...

Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke! pstuart
  • Score: 18

12:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Probably taste better............
Probably taste better............ FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Wed 6 Aug 14

nigella farrage says...

Are the fire brigade charging £1/1lb of water to put it out?
Are the fire brigade charging £1/1lb of water to put it out? nigella farrage
  • Score: -10

12:23pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Gman13 says...

filthy6 wrote:
Boltonresident2012 wrote:
horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......
No just Bolton in general
Move then!
[quote][p][bold]filthy6[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......[/p][/quote]No just Bolton in general[/p][/quote]Move then! Gman13
  • Score: 22

1:31pm Wed 6 Aug 14

marco999 says...

It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?
It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now? marco999
  • Score: -4

2:08pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Lancashire always says...

pstuart wrote:
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
My word i didnt know there was any shops that could make that kind of money in Bolton on Wednesday things sure have changes since i last went there !
[quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke![/p][/quote]My word i didnt know there was any shops that could make that kind of money in Bolton on Wednesday things sure have changes since i last went there ! Lancashire always
  • Score: 18

2:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

smw2012 says...

pstuart wrote:
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe
[quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke![/p][/quote]Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe smw2012
  • Score: 21

2:44pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Albinosupport says...

smw2012 wrote:
pstuart wrote:
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe
Where there's blame there's a claim lol
[quote][p][bold]smw2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke![/p][/quote]Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe[/p][/quote]Where there's blame there's a claim lol Albinosupport
  • Score: 19

2:44pm Wed 6 Aug 14

smw2012 says...

marco999 wrote:
It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?
I'd like you to stand up breightmet with an a board on quoting this... Easy to say sat behind the internet... Very big of you!
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?[/p][/quote]I'd like you to stand up breightmet with an a board on quoting this... Easy to say sat behind the internet... Very big of you! smw2012
  • Score: 23

3:08pm Wed 6 Aug 14

boltonnut says...

I hear they have a big sale on toast.
I hear they have a big sale on toast. boltonnut
  • Score: 5

4:20pm Wed 6 Aug 14

I, Ludicrous says...

I bought lunch from the Pound Bakery once. Luckily, the money I saved proved just enough for a packet of Zantac.
I bought lunch from the Pound Bakery once. Luckily, the money I saved proved just enough for a packet of Zantac. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

wild one says...

Asif Adam, who works at Mary Jane clothes shop said the smoke had entered his store and damaged clothing goods.

He added: "The firefighters have used a fan to blow the smoke out which has helped but with the loss of trade we could lose about £1,000.

well i never..
Asif Adam, who works at Mary Jane clothes shop said the smoke had entered his store and damaged clothing goods. He added: "The firefighters have used a fan to blow the smoke out which has helped but with the loss of trade we could lose about £1,000. well i never.. wild one
  • Score: 7

5:38pm Wed 6 Aug 14

GrumpyB says...

Electrical fault??? Didn't use the Pound Shop for your electrical wiring and £1 fish man to install it did you?

Should have gone to specsavers
Electrical fault??? Didn't use the Pound Shop for your electrical wiring and £1 fish man to install it did you? Should have gone to specsavers GrumpyB
  • Score: -2

5:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

the judgement day says...

Albinosupport wrote:
smw2012 wrote:
pstuart wrote:
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe
Where there's blame there's a claim lol
Plus the effects of smoke inhalation,flashback
s, sleepless nights and loss of libido....
[quote][p][bold]Albinosupport[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smw2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke![/p][/quote]Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe[/p][/quote]Where there's blame there's a claim lol[/p][/quote]Plus the effects of smoke inhalation,flashback s, sleepless nights and loss of libido.... the judgement day
  • Score: 6

5:53pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Sean kingston says...

marco999 wrote:
It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?
Maybe you could go round with your spam you posh g!t
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?[/p][/quote]Maybe you could go round with your spam you posh g!t Sean kingston
  • Score: 4

6:18pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ABreakFromTheNorm says...

I've just loaded my van up with pies and I'm off to Breightmet. Sounds like there's some money to be made here. I reckon I could make a grand tonight. As if!
I've just loaded my van up with pies and I'm off to Breightmet. Sounds like there's some money to be made here. I reckon I could make a grand tonight. As if! ABreakFromTheNorm
  • Score: 11

6:28pm Wed 6 Aug 14

laguna says...

why is everyone slagging off breightmet lots of people buy from pound bakery and not all from breightmet i have had the pies and Im from heaton
why is everyone slagging off breightmet lots of people buy from pound bakery and not all from breightmet i have had the pies and Im from heaton laguna
  • Score: 9

6:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Gman13 says...

marco999 wrote:
It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?
I feel sorry for anyone who knows you!
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: It's all the poor starving single mothers and their kids in Breightmet that I feel sorry for - what will they have for their tea tonight now?[/p][/quote]I feel sorry for anyone who knows you! Gman13
  • Score: 4

7:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

smw2012 says...

the judgement day wrote:
Albinosupport wrote:
smw2012 wrote:
pstuart wrote:
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe
Where there's blame there's a claim lol
Plus the effects of smoke inhalation,flashback

s, sleepless nights and loss of libido....
Ha, most definately will be the case I'm sure in the compensation culture we are currently living in! I'm surprised he didn't need a trip to A & E, you know to 'seal the deal'!
[quote][p][bold]the judgement day[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albinosupport[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smw2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke![/p][/quote]Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe[/p][/quote]Where there's blame there's a claim lol[/p][/quote]Plus the effects of smoke inhalation,flashback s, sleepless nights and loss of libido....[/p][/quote]Ha, most definately will be the case I'm sure in the compensation culture we are currently living in! I'm surprised he didn't need a trip to A & E, you know to 'seal the deal'! smw2012
  • Score: 11

9:12pm Wed 6 Aug 14

jonolakes says...

at least the money in the till is safe!!! - All pound coins!!
at least the money in the till is safe!!! - All pound coins!! jonolakes
  • Score: 2

9:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

the judgement day says...

smw2012 wrote:
the judgement day wrote:
Albinosupport wrote:
smw2012 wrote:
pstuart wrote:
Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke!
Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe
Where there's blame there's a claim lol
Plus the effects of smoke inhalation,flashback


s, sleepless nights and loss of libido....
Ha, most definately will be the case I'm sure in the compensation culture we are currently living in! I'm surprised he didn't need a trip to A & E, you know to 'seal the deal'!
Apparently he also tripped on a fire hose running from the dress shop...
[quote][p][bold]smw2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the judgement day[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albinosupport[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smw2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pstuart[/bold] wrote: Asif says that he could lose £1000 of trade due to the smoke![/p][/quote]Haha, the whole shop stock was probably only worth £100 - over compensating maybe[/p][/quote]Where there's blame there's a claim lol[/p][/quote]Plus the effects of smoke inhalation,flashback s, sleepless nights and loss of libido....[/p][/quote]Ha, most definately will be the case I'm sure in the compensation culture we are currently living in! I'm surprised he didn't need a trip to A & E, you know to 'seal the deal'![/p][/quote]Apparently he also tripped on a fire hose running from the dress shop... the judgement day
  • Score: 7

9:37pm Wed 6 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

Every time i go to bolton it skinks of bad curry smells
Every time i go to bolton it skinks of bad curry smells artistpaint
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Wed 6 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

Wonder were the ingredients come from...
Wonder were the ingredients come from... artistpaint
  • Score: -2

10:44pm Wed 6 Aug 14

united99 says...

artistpaint wrote:
Every time i go to bolton it skinks of bad curry smells
It's your underpants mate after the curry you had the night before !!!
[quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Every time i go to bolton it skinks of bad curry smells[/p][/quote]It's your underpants mate after the curry you had the night before !!! united99
  • Score: 4

7:24am Thu 7 Aug 14

Best an says...

Good food gone to waste
Good food gone to waste Best an
  • Score: -1

8:01am Thu 7 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

Boltonresident2012 wrote:
horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......
No 5h1t Sherlock, nowt new there then!

:-) ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Boltonresident2012[/bold] wrote: horrible smell coming from the pound bakery ......[/p][/quote]No 5h1t Sherlock, nowt new there then! :-) ;-) wsw69
  • Score: 0

10:14am Thu 7 Aug 14

the judgement day says...

Come on BN "Theo from Olympus chippy" could get some free publicity here,offering £1 chips to disappointed pound bakery customers
Come on BN "Theo from Olympus chippy" could get some free publicity here,offering £1 chips to disappointed pound bakery customers the judgement day
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Lancashire always says...

laguna wrote:
why is everyone slagging off breightmet lots of people buy from pound bakery and not all from breightmet i have had the pies and Im from heaton
How very dare you !!!!
[quote][p][bold]laguna[/bold] wrote: why is everyone slagging off breightmet lots of people buy from pound bakery and not all from breightmet i have had the pies and Im from heaton[/p][/quote]How very dare you !!!! Lancashire always
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Thu 7 Aug 14

mumrahhhh says...

Who burnt all the pies who burnt all the pies funny as f$$k
Who burnt all the pies who burnt all the pies funny as f$$k mumrahhhh
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

tommie1shunt says...

The share price at Carrs pasties has risen........
The share price at Carrs pasties has risen........ tommie1shunt
  • Score: 1

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