Update 9.30am 03/09/2019
CREWS have now left the scene of a fire in Stockport.
One fire engine was on the scene to monitor the incident overnight but thermal scanning of the building this morning has shown no elevated readings.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Three fire engines remain at the scene in St Mary's Way, Stockport. The incident scaled back throughout the morning and the remaining crews are damping down.
St Mary's Way has now fully reopened.
Firefighters have brought the fire at a car showroom in Stockport under control.
Crews have spent a number of hours fighting the fire from both inside and outside the building. The fire started in the services and parts area of the building and crews have managed to contain the majority of the fire to this section, saving a significant part of the building.
GMFRS will remain at the scene for a number of hours and the closure of St Mary's Way remains in place. We are working closely with Greater Manchester Police and Stockport Council to re-open the road as soon as possible.
Fire investigation will be liaising with Greater Manchester Police to determine a cause.
Area Manager Ben Levy said: "Crews have been working hard for a number of hours to tackle the fire and the good news is that it is now under control. However we will remain at the scene for a number of hours.
"Crews were focused on protecting the assets inside the building and the majority of the fire was contained to the services and parts area. Thanks to their hard work a significant part of the building was saved.
"The road closure remains in place but we are working to lift it as soon as it is safe to do so.
"Fortunately, the fire happened in the early hours of the morning and this was when the smoke was at its worst. Most of the smoke has now gone and there are no wider concerns. If there is a smell of smoke, ventilate your house, there will be no long lasting effect."
FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a large fire involving a car showroom in Stockport.
Crews were called to St Mary's Way, Stockport, shortly before 1am today to reports of a fire.
14 fire engines plus special appliances are currently at the scene as firefighters work to tackle the fire. Crews are using ultra high pressure lances, breathing apparatus and jets to extinguish the flames.
St Mary's Way has also been closed between Hempshaw Lane and Spring Gardens while crews tackle the fire.
People are asked to please avoid the area and people living nearby are asked to keep all windows and doors closed.
Area Manager, Ben Levy said: "We currently have fourteen fire engines plus special appliances at the scene and our crews are working hard to fully locate and control the fire.
"I would urge anyone living nearby to please keep their windows and doors closed and for people to avoid the area as the road has been fully closed by police. As we enter the morning rush hour there may well be some congestion but we will work closely with police and other colleagues to reduce this where possible."
Article Published: 02/09/2019 03:16 AM