BREAKING: Fire breaks out at Northern Quarter tower block – LIVE updates


BREAKING: Fire breaks out at Northern Quarter tower block - LIVE updates

Fire crews are tackling a fire at a tower block in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Smoke billowed from The Lighthouse on Joiner Street – off Church Street – as flames tore through a section of the building this morning (Sunday).

Firefighters were seen battling the flames from an aerial platform.

City centre police said on Twitter: “We are currently dealing with an incident on Church Street, Northern Quarter.

“There are road closures in place on High Street, Church Street and surrounding side streets.

“Metrolink services are also affected.”

There were reports of people in the building being ‘woken up with pots and pans’ after the fire started – and ‘screaming’ in the street below.

We’ll bring you the latest in this live blog – entries will load below.




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