People living in Salford are being advised to keep windows and doors closed as around 40 firefighters deal with a fire involving thousands of tonnes of old paper at a recycling plant.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to the plant in Duncan Street, Salford, at 11.30pm last night.
Eight fire engines and a number of special vehicles are currently at the scene.
Group Manager Andy Heywood, said:
"It's a serious fire and our priority is to protect the neighbouring businesses and the railway line which runs next to the building affected.
"We're working with Environmental Health because of the large volume of smoke which is blowing over Salford.
"There's nothing to be alarmed by, but we are asking residents affected by the smoke plume to keep their doors and windows closed."
People living near a recycling plant in Salford have been told to keep their doors and windows shut after a fire started last night.
Fire crews were called to the paper recycling factory after bales of paper caught alight. All roads in the area are still open.