A fire broke out in the early this Sunday as firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at a derelict theatre building in Eccles.
Fire crews were called to battle the fire which lighted the former Crown Theatre, just after 4.45am.
Roughly 35 Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service firefighters are currently tackling the blaze on Church Street in Eccles.
Station Manager Ady Taylor, the incident commander on the ground, said: “The situation is under control.
“I want to praise the swift actions of firefighters who are operating in challenging conditions – temperatures are freezing and the ground is slippery underfoot.”
Roughly 35 firefighters were called to reports of the blaze just after 4.45am. 🔥👩🏻🚒
Crews are currently fighting the fire both from above using hydraulic platforms and jets and from street level. 💦
Please keep nearby roads clear to allow emergency vehicles access. 🚒 pic.twitter.com/WNjwcSSxZi
— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) December 1, 2019
Road closures are still in place between a section of Church Street leading to Liverpool Road. The public have been asked to keep surrounding areas clear for emergency services to attend to the scene.
The fire appears to be well under control now, although a lot of smoke still covers the Eccles area.