Firefighters are battling a blaze in Swinton this lunchtime at a single-storey building on an industrial estate on Langley Road.

The fire block out at around 11.00am.Local residents are being advised to keep all windows and doors closed and to avoid the area.

Group Manager, Mark Doggett who is in charge of the incident said: “It is important that residents keep their doors and windows closed as this incident has caused a large amount of smoke in the surrounding area.

“Our crews are working tirelessly to bring it under control and will remain here for at least the rest of today.

“We’re working with colleagues from Greater Manchester Police to put road closures in place so travel is affected in the Langley Road area. Please avoid travelling near the scene.”

An investigation has been launched to establish the cause.


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