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Firefighters tackle blaze in Withington Community Centre

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a serious blaze at a day centre on Dermot Murphy Close in the Old Moat area of Withington, Manchester.

Crews were called to the blaze at around 9pm this evening after reports of smoke in the area and were met with a well-developed fire in the property.

Around thirty firefighters are currently at the scene of the blaze. 

Station Manager Geoff Thornley, who is in charge of the incident said: “We have a number of fire engines including an aerial platform at the scene of the fire.

“We are working very hard to get the blaze under control in challenging conditions and expect to be here most of the night.

“The fire is in the middle of a residential area and we asking people who live nearby to stay indoors away from the smoke and to keep their doors and windows shut.”

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Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:38
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