Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue have been dealing with a large fire at a Salford scrapyard this evening.

Salford, Broughton, and Eccles fire crews were called to Langley Road, Lower Kersal, at 4:44pm.

Around 50 cars were alight behind Salford Car Breakers Ltd, near the bank of the river Irwell.

Emergency services including police, ambulance, and the fire department began to tackle the fire at around 6:30pm, using jets and a hydraulic platform to extinguish the flames.

Langley Road has remained closed but will reopen shortly. 

More details to follow.

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