Manchester fire: A massive blaze has erupted, sending heavy plumes of smoke pouring across the city.

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Manchester fire: A massive blaze has erupted, sending heavy plumes of smoke pouring across the city.

MANCHESTER FIREFIGHTERS are on the scene of a huge fire.

On Oldham Road in Miles Platting, eight fire engines are battling the incident.

It’s thought that the burning building is a business.

Images from the area show a fire near Queens Road, next the Shell Garage.

Residents have been advised to stay away from the area as firefighters work.

Residents in the neighborhood are being warned to close their windows and doors.

Greater Manchester Transport shut down School Hill Road and halted rail services between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.

While rail services have subsequently returned, people should expect delays, according to National Rail.

“As a result of the line shutdown, many of our trains have been relocated and may not be in the ideal location to operate services in the morning,” a spokeswoman said.

“Disruption is possible on all routes in and around Manchester, but we’ll be working all night to give the best possible service.”

Road closures remain in effect.

Residents have expressed their dismay on Twitter, describing sightings of the smoke from kilometres away.

A Twitter user stated, “We can see the smoke from Moston.”

Another wrote, “I can see it from two kilometers away!”

“That appears to be a large one! “I hope everyone is fine,” stated a third.

“Firefighters from all around the city are rushing in. Another Tweet stated, “Can’t believe it’s become so large so fast.”

“At the site of a building fire on Oldham Rd in Manchester, our @manchesterfire personnel are working hard. Please stay away from this location. “Road closures have been implemented,” one Twitter user remarked.

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