Fire crews rush to set fire to adjoining property with evacuated residents

Firefighters worked through the afternoon battling a house fire in Wythenshawe today (May 3). A number of numbering properties had to be evacuated.

Ten fire engines from Manchester South and East Stations were called to the fire in Woodend Road, Wythenshawe, where they remain in attendance. The fire reportedly started in the attic of a property and is now out.

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) was first called at around 11.40am this morning and are still present, according to a spokesperson. Greater Manchester Police are also at the scene.

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A GMFRS spokesperson said: “At approximately 11.40am on Tuesday May 3, firefighters were called to report a fire involving a house on Woodend Road, Wythenshawe. Ten fire engines from Wythenshawe, Stockport, Cheadle, Withington, Moss side, Hyde, Stretford, Altrincham and Offerton stations rushed to the scene with the Hyde Command Support Unit.

“The fire affected the attic of an adjoining property. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used hose reels and other specialized equipment to extinguish the fire and secure the building.

Firefighters tackle the attic fire in Wythenshawe

“Neighboring homes have been evacuated as a precaution. Firefighters have been on the scene for approximately five and a half hours and remain on site at this time.”

The cause of the fire was not disclosed. GMP has been contacted for further information.

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