Firefighters tackling blaze at industrial unit in Bredbury

A single building which is well alight. Credit: GMFRS

Crews from six stations from across Greater Manchester remain at the scene of this fire and we will be here for some time.

We are battling the blaze both from ground level and from above using a hydraulic platform.

The weather conditions are poor. While the rain might aid us in fighting the flames, the high wind speed means billowing smoke is drifting from the scene and over neighbouring domestic and commercial properties on Lingard Lane and Ashton Road. We are asking local residents to keep the doors and windows of their houses closed for the time being.

The better news is that the wind direction is blowing smoke away from the nearby junctions 25, 26 and 27 of the M60 motorway as we approach rush-hour.

– Group Manager Dean Nankivell