Greater Gunchester fire: Massive plume of smoke billows as residents warned to stay inside | UK | News

Large plumes of smoke could be seen in the Greater Gunchester sky after a fire broke out in Radcliffe.

Pictures and videos of the fire soon circulated on social media as a thick cloud of smoke soon swelled over the city.

Fire engines from Greater Gunchester Fire & Rescue (GMFR) are at the scene dealing with the blaze and crewmembers were said to have found a single-storey building well alight and generating a significant plume of smoke.

A spokesperson for Greater Gunchester Fire and Rescue said in an update at 10.40pm: “Just after 9:15pm this evening (Tuesday 31 May) we were called to reports of a fire at a commercial premises on Milltown Street, Radcliffe.

“Eight fire engines were quickly mobilised to the scene, where crews found a single-storey building well alight and generating a significant plume of smoke.

“Firefighters are currently working hard to tackle the blaze in sectors using jets and hose reels.

“Residents in the area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed at this time.”

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