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Incident Date: 16 November 2016
MOTORISTS have been told to avoid Rochdale Road in Harpurhey, Manchester, while firefighters tackle a blaze in a flat above a shop.
Firefighters were called to the fire at 2.41pm today, Wednesday, November 16, following reports of a fire in the roof of the property.
Five fire engines and a hydraulic platform vehicle are at the scene tackling the blaze and Rochdale Road is closed between Prescott Road and Moston Lane.
Firefighters have the fire under control and are stripping back roof tiles and damping down. Rochdale Road remains closed and motorists are still advised to avoid the area.