Fire breaks out near Manchester City's Etihad stadium

A fire has broken out at an industrial unit a mile away from Manchester City's Etihad Stadium in the east of the city.

Crews from eight appliances are tackling the blaze, in Clayton Lane, Ashton, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said.

"It is a fire involving some pallets and some unspecified chemicals. It is under control," a spokesman said.

The fire broke out Carbogen Amcis Ltd, between Ashton Old Road and Ashton New Road, at about 16:15 BST.

"Residents living within a two-mile radius of the Clayton Metrolink station are urged to keep their doors and windows closed," the fire spokesman added.

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