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One person injured after explosion in Harpurhey

3 engines called to fire in Harpurhey Credit: Greater Manchester Fire Service

One person has been injured after an explosion at a cafe in Harpurhey.

The fire service say they were called to the premises, believed to be the Emerald Cafe, on Rochdale Road earlier this afternoon after reports of a blast and a fire.

Currently more than three fire engines are at the scene tackling the flames and dealing with the aftermath.

At the moment there is one known casualty who has suffered burns.

The road has been closed with a big police cordon erected.