Fire fighters rescued a man in Stretford after he fell and his foot became trapped in the floor of a loft space.
The man became stuck on the fourth floor of a property under renovation in Norwood Road, Stretford.
There were fears for the safety of the man as the building is undergoing building work.
Crews used a crane and other specialist equipment to free him and the road was closed for a short time.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "As the property is under renovation, it wasn't a stable building so we had to attend to make sure he could make it safely down to ground level."
Remarkable images released by Manchester Fire and Rescue Service give new insight into the scale of destruction caused by the IRA bomb attack.
The previously unseen photographs were released today to mark the 18th anniversary of the blast.
The attack took place on Saturday 15 June 1996 when a 3,300-pound (1,500 kg) bomb, placed in a van on Corporation Street, exploded at around 11.20am - wrecking the busy shopping area of the city centre.
The bomb was the biggest ever to explode on mainland Britain.
Two hundred and twelve people were injured, but there were no fatalities.
Several buildings near the explosion were damaged beyond repair and had to be demolished.
The perpetrators of the attack have never been caught.
To view all 69 of the images, visit the Flickr page of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
Firefighters will remain on the scene of a large derelict mill fire in Rochdale overnight.
The fire at the former Turner Industrial Products site in Rooley Moor Road is still burning almost 24 hours after it started but it is under control.
Firefighters and police divers have been carrying out a mock rescue and body recovery in the Piccadilly Basin, Manchester to show how dangerous canals can be.
The exercise comes after a spate of incidents in the city centre, with crews attending five water incidents in the last month.
Firefighters are tackling a large fire in a derelict mill on Rooley Moor Road, Rochdale.
Six fire engines were called to the former Turner Industrial Products site at 11.10pm last night.
Fire Service Group Manager Tony Holt, who is in charge of the incident, said: "We have the fire under control, but we will be here all night and into tomorrow.
"Our specialist environmental protection officers are working with the Environment Agency and other partners to keep the environmental impact of this fire to a minimum.
"As a precaution we are asking everyone who lives nearby to keep their doors and windows closed, while we tackle this fire."