Manchester

Salford construction site damaged by fire

Salford fire
Image caption Fifty firefighters contained the blaze

About 30 homes had to be evacuated after a fire broke out at a construction site in Salford.

Firefighters were called to Phoebe Street, Ordsall, shortly after 01:00 BST and found a "rapidly spreading fire" at a building in the early stages of development.

Fifty firefighters contained the blaze and nearby houses were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.

No injuries were reported. Phoebe Street and nearby roads remain closed.

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