'Massive fire' at flats construction site brought under control



An "absolutely massive" fire that ripped through a partially built block of flats in Manchester forcing the evacuation of nearby homes has been brought under control.
Witnesses described being able feel the scorching heat from the blaze as it torched the top floors of the timber framed high rise and belched smoke into the sky above Gorton on Sunday evening.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said it sent five fire engines to the construction site on Pottery Lane at 8.05pm after receiving "in excess of 40" calls from concerned locals.
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17 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 22
Source: Belper News
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