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Rochdale Road closed as crew battle flat blaze

Borough: Manchester

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.  

 

UPDATE 4.30PM:

 

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.   

Last update: 16/11/2016 16:32:24
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