In the early hours of this morning a fire broke out in a Lucozade factory in Little Hulton, Salford.

10 fire engines and two aerial appliances were at the scene to tackle the blaze and it was under control by 5am.

Incident commander Tony Bryan said: “There will be an emergency service presence at the scene for some time yet and there will be some disruption, I would like to thank residents for their cooperation. As a result of the fire, some asbestos has been blow on to surfaces in the local area.”

Salford council are asking people who live near Worsley Trading Estate to keep all windows and doors shut as there still is a lot of smoke coming from the area and if they see any white asbestos on the ground or surfaces to stay away from it.

“If there is debris on the car windscreen – they should damp it down using water and flush away small particles down the drain. Do not sweep or vacuum as it could create airborne dust.”

The road closure on Manchester Road West at Junction 4 on the M61 is now open after fire crews have cleared the road but traffic is moving very slowly.

Tony Bryan also added: “Our crews have worked tirelessly through the night to tackle this very challenging incident. Thanks to their hard work the fire is now surrounded and under control.”


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