A fire swept through a section of high-rise student flats in the city centre last night.
Five fire engines were called to the Unite Students Parkway Gate halls, on Chester Street, after a storeroom went up in flames.
Students were being evacuated from the building as fire crews arrived at the scene just after 10.30pm.
The fire was on the ground floor of the 17-storey building.
A video shared online shows part of the building engulfed by orange flames, as students can be seen running away from the building.
One student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said there was a strong smell of smoke in the building.
Twenty five firefighters from Moss Side, Salford, Manchester Central used an aerial platform, hose reels and two jets to bring the fire under control.
They also searched the flats to check nobody was left inside.
After the fire was extinguished, firefighters used thermal imaging scanners to check there were no signs the fire had spread.
The ambulance service assessed students as they returned to their flats to check if anybody was suffering from smoke inhalation, and there were no reports of any injuries.
Firefighters cordoned off the damaged storeroom and a team will be returning later today to investigate what caused the blaze.
Crews were at the scene for three hours.
Station Manager Steve Forster, who was in charge of the incident, said: