A hundred firefighters tackle blaze in Bury

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Manchester Fire and Rescue say they have made significant progress overnight after a scrapyard in Bury caught fire, and are now scaling down the incident.

Throughout Thursday evening, crews from across Greater Manchester, with support from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, have been tackling the large blaze on Pimhole Road.

At its peak over 100 firefighters were at the scene working hard to tackle the significant blaze, which measured approximately 30 square metres by 15 metres high, involving a number of scrap vehicles.

“Our hardworking and dedicated firefighters have done a fantastic job at getting this blaze under control.

Incident Commander Dave Baxter

The fire service warned residents in the local area who are affected by the smoke to continue to stay indoors, keep their windows and doors shut and avoid the area where possible.

Some road closures are in place around the incident including Rochdale Road between Heywood Street and Wash Lane. Traffic is diverting via Wash Lane.

Motorist who are travelling through the smoke are urged to keep their windows and air vents closed.

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