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Incident Date: 26 April 2017
Update - 9.00am
GROUP Manager Pete Lamb said: "Firefighters have been on the scene for over four and a half hours and in that time successfully bought the fire under control and carried out a thorough search of the building.
"There are still 3 residents that are unaccounted for, but not thought to be in the building, however the fire investigation team will be further searching the building for casualties, as well as identifying the cause of the fire. We are currently working with Stockport Homes to re house the 19 residents that were rescued."
Update - 7.52am
THE incident in Buxton Road, Stockport is currently being down scaled and the A6 has now been reopened but there is heavy congestion in the area.
Firefighters remain at the scene damping down and ensuring the building is safe.
Fire investigators will be working closely with Greater Manchester Police to establish the cause of the fire.
Hostel fire - Stockport
AT 4.27am on April 26, 2017, four fire engines from Whitehill, Stockport, Offerton and Cheadle were mobilised to a hostel fire in Buxton Road, Stockport.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus are tackling the fire in the first and second floors of the hostel, using hose reels and have utilised two ultra-high powered cutting lances into the roof space to prevent the fire from spreading.
It took firefighters around 40 minutes to take control of the fire and they will remain at the scene to ensure that it is fully extinguished and the area is safe.
Due to this ongoing incident the A6 Buxton Road near to the Kennerley Road/Alma Hotel area is closed and firefighters are asking people to avoid the area at this time.
Police and Stockport Council are working to open two lanes of the road to allow some traffic to flow through the area but it is advised to avoid where possible.