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Fire crews tackle huge fire at former church in Oldham

The fire broke out at just after 9pm on Tuesday March 3. Credit: Twitter/GMFRS Air Unit

Fire fighters have been tackling a huge fire at a former church in Oldham.

It broke out at the building on Regent Street at just after 9pm on Tuesday March 3.

Crews were called to the scene, with six fire engines and an aerial platform to tackle the blaze.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said at its height, the fire had consumed an area of 15 metres by 30 metres. An aerial platform was used to put water on the fire from above.

There are no reports of any injuries.

A number of roads were closed and residents living nearby were urged to avoid the area and to keep windows and doors shut.

An aerial platform was used to extinguish the fire from above. Credit: Twitter/GMFRS Air Unit