Neon sign shop fire

Crews are dealing with a fire on the ground floor of a commercial building on Chester Road. It's believed to have been caused by a neon sign.

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Road still closed after blaze in Manchester

A stretch of Chester Road leaving Manchester city centre remains closed as emergency services continue to deal with a fire in a neon sign shop. Fire appliances and police vehicles are blocking the road as they dampen the shell of the building. The air in surrounding areas is still filled with smoke

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Police close roads around shop blaze

Motorists in Manchester are advised to find alternative routes after road closures were put in place while the fire brigade deal with a blaze. Traffic officers have now closed Chester Road, between Bridgewater Way and Mancunian Way, while emergency services deal with the scene.

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Crews dealing with fire on Chester Road

Smoke is billowing over the Castlefield area Credit: Lynsey Brodigan, ITV Granada

Crews are dealing with a fire on the ground floor of a commercial building on Chester Road. It's believed to have been caused by a neon sign. Two appliances are attending and three are on the way. The emergency services received the first call at 08:30.

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