Manchester

Bolton warehouse carpet fire closes Gilnow Primary School

Warehouse fire
Image caption People living near the fire have been advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precautionary measure

A fire at a warehouse attached to a mill in Bolton has forced the closure of a primary school.

At its height, eight fire engines were tackling the blaze involving up to 15 tonnes of carpet in Gilnow Road, Heaton. Crews were called at 05:00 BST.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said Gilnow Primary School will be closed as crews deal with the incident.

A spokesman said the fire has been brought under control, with 90 per cent of the building saved.

People living nearby have been advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precautionary measure.

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