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Five people taken to hospital after fire in Salford

Firefighters were called at around 5am. Credit: Google Maps

Five people have been rescued from after a blaze ripped through a terrace in Salford.

Firefighters were called to Jackson Street in Worsley just before 5 o'clock this morning.

The road was closed off between St Mary's Road and A575 Worsley Road North.

It is unclear how badly injured the people were following the fire.

We were called at 4.58am to a fire at a mid-terrace house on Jackson Street.

Four crews attended.

They used six breathing apparatus, three hose reels and a ventilation fan to put out the fire.

– Greater Manchester Fire Service spokesperson

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