Manchester Firefighters Are Battling A Blaze On A 12 Storey Building

Firefighters are working to extinguish a pretty ferocious looking fire on a 12-storey building in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Photos and videos posted on social media show flames and smoke billowing out from an apartment on the ninth level.

Manchester Fire released a short statement on Twitter, saying: "We're currently tackling a fire on the 9th floor of a 12-storey building on Joiner Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Please avoid the area if possible and keep windows and doors shut if you live nearby."

They add that a dozen fire trucks rushed to the scene and paramedics have arrived to see if there are any injuries.

The local firefighting agency has posted an update on Twitter, writing: "Firefighting in still ongoing and one casualty has been taken to hospital suffer by smoke inhalation. Please avoid the area as roads are still shut."

More to come.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@MShiells_Jones/@J_Booth94

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

Next Up

arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up camera clock close comment cursor email facebook-messenger facebook Instagram link new-window phone play share snapchat submit twitter vine whatsapp logoInline safari-pinned-tab Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013