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Manchester firefighters work through the night to tackle huge blaze
18 December 2019, 01:00
Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze near the Manchester Fort shopping park in the Cheetham Hill area.
Eight fire engines and two aerial platforms are at the scene.
The fire broke out shortly before 10pm on Bradstone Road on an industrial estate off, near a shopping centre on Broughton Road.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed firefighters were called at 9.48pm.
The force tweeted: "Firefighters are working hard to bring this fire under control.
"There are currently eight fire engines and two aerial platforms at the scene."
Incident Commander GM Steve Jordan said: “Our crews have been working hard in challenging conditions to bring this fire under control and stop it spreading to nearby buildings.
“While the fire is not close to any nearby homes, we do urge people to stay away from the area and keep doors and windows closed if they are affected by smoke.”
There were no initial reports of any injuries.
🚨 Firefighters are working hard to bring this fire under control.— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) December 17, 2019
🚒 There are currently eight fire engines and two aerial platforms at the scene.
Images shared on social media show huge plumes of black smoke sweeping across the city centre.
A single-storey commercial building was said to be “well alight”.