Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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Our crews are still at the scene of the incident that started this morning in Shaw.
We now know that a child has - tragically - perished at this incident.
Could I offer the sympathy and condolences of everyone in Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to the family and loved ones affected.
You only have to look at the images in the media to realise that this is a scene of complete devastation.
Our crews have been doing a great job in difficult circumstances and continue to do so - supported by the whole organisation; from the staff in our Control Centre to our Communications Team - dealing with enormous media interest.