'Massive fire' at flats construction site 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.
Local roads were closed and nearby houses evacuated due to the heat caused by the fierce blaze.
Matthew Thomas drove past the fire at about 8.10pm and said he was concerned the fire would cause the... read more
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