Firefighters are continuing to battle a large fire that has broken out at a commercial premises in Broadheath this morning.
Fire crews were called to reports of a fire at what appears to be J Davidson’s scrapyard on Craven Road at around 4am this morning.
Large plumes of smoke have been rising from the scene, close to Altrincham Retail Park, all morning.
People in the area have been posting pictures and videos of the dramatic scene on social media.
The fire service has advised residents in the local area to close all windows and doors while the incident is ongoing.
The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental, the service has said this morning.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 4am on Tuesday 18 October, fire crews were called to reports of a fire at a commercial premises on Craven Road in Altrincham.
“Six fire engines from Stretford, Sale, Altrincham, Wythenshawe and Eccles fire stations quickly attended the scene. They were joined by a Command Support Unit from Hyde, a hose laying lorry from Cheadle and an aerial unit from Manchester Central.
“Firefighters have been working hard to extinguish the fire, using breathing apparatus, handheld jets and a turntable ladder. Residents in the area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed at this time.
“GMFRS crews remain at the scene.”