A fire on Hyde Road has been brought under control say Greater Manchester fire chiefs who are now scaling down the incident.
The fire, which broke out around 7.00pm at a knitwear business saw the building entirely engulfed in flames
There are road closures in place from the Apollo theatre roundabout, down both Stockport Road and Hyde Road, as far as Devonshire Street. This is primarily because of the quantity of hose reels being used to tackle the fire and firefighters working in the road.
Group Manager Mark Threader, who is in charge of the incident said: “We are working hard to open up Stockport Road as soon as possible, but our crews safety is exceptionally important to us and we need to make sure that they no longer need to work in parts of the road, before it can be reopened. Please remain patient – firefighters are continuing to work tirelessly in tough conditions and will be here through the night, and possibly over the next couple of days.”
If you are in the area, please continue to keep windows and doors closed and avoid the area if at all possible.
There is no information on the cause of the fire as yet