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Incident Date: 30 December 2017
A number of people have been evacuated as firefighters tackle a blaze on the 9th floor of a 20 storey building.
The fire started at around 16:00 on Joiner Street, in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
At the height of the incident 12 fire appliances were at the scene, including aerial appliances, the Command Support Vehicle and the Technical Response Unit.
One 23 year old male casualty was suffering from smoke inhalation and went to hospital with a family member after being assessed by paramedics.
The fire which started on the 9th floor affected around four properties.
The 8th floor suffered smoke damage due to the heat and floors 10 and 11 were affected externally.
The fire spread to the other floors via wooden balconies and no cladding was involved.
Fire crews remain on the scene to systematically search the building, although we are confident there are no other casualties and the incident is now being scaled down.
A number of people have been evacuated and temporary accommodation will be set up for those who need it.
Crews remain on the scene making sure the building and the area are safe.