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Fire crews tackle warehouse fire

Fire at the two storey warehouse
The fire at the warehouse spread to a nearby industrial unit

About 80 firefighters were involved in tackling a large fire at a two-storey warehouse in north Manchester.

Emergency crews were called to North Street, near Cheetham Hill Road, at about 0500 GMT.

The fire also spread to a nearby industrial unit used by the Disabled Living charity.

No-one had to be rescued from the properties and the fire was brought under control by late morning, the fire service said.

A number of roads in the area were closed while fire crews continued to damp down.

Andrew Bruce, who works for a photographic services firms next to the warehouse, said: "We could smell the smoke from the other side of Manchester.

"I thought it was fog as we were driving in. As we were getting closer and closer it suddenly started to dawn on us that it was very close to our work."

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