House collapses in Rochdale

A house has partially collapsed during a fire in Rochdale with people believed to still be inside it.

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Crews tackling fire at terrace house in Rochdale

Crews tackling fire at terrace house in Rochdale Credit: GMFRS

Fire crews are investigating a blaze that led to the collapse of a house in Rochdale.

Fire crews arrived at the scene on War Office Road at just after 5am to find the terraced house and two others alight.

Fire crews tackle the blaze Credit: Viewer's photo

Area Manager Wayne Shields, said: "Something has happened in an end terraced property - a row of four houses - that's caused the gable end of the house to completely collapse, caused severe structural damage to that property and a severe fire on the first floor.

He added: "There were three casualties - a 74-year-old woman suffering from the effects of smoke who declined hospital treatment, a 38-year-old man suffering a suspected fractured arm and cuts to his head, and a 60-year-old man suffering from the effects of smoke. Both men were taken to hospital."

Fire crews investigate collapsed house in Rochdale

A house has partially collapsed during a fire in Rochdale Credit: Ashley Derricott/ITV Granada

A house has partially collapsed during a fire in Rochdale.

Fire crews arrived at the scene on War Office Road at just after 5am to find the terraced house and two others alight.

The houses have been evacuated. Around 20 firefighters are still at the scene.

A house has partially collapsed during a fire in Rochdale Credit: Ashley Derricott/ITV Granada

House collapses after fire in Rochdale

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A house has partially collapsed during a fire in Rochdale with people believed to still be inside it.

Fire crews arrived at the scene on War Office Road at just after 5am to find the terraced house and two others alight.

A 28-year-old man and a 60-year-old man were treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital.

Around 20 firefighters are still at the scene.

Two men have been taken to hospital.

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Fire crews tackle blaze in Rochdale

Around 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze at three properties in Rochdale this morning.

Crews got the call to War Office Road in Norden at just after 5am this morning to find three terraced houses alight.

Reports suggest there are two casualties although their condition is unknown.

Roads around the area are closed.