Breaking News Major fire in Manchester apartment block

 

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in an apartment block in Manchester city center.

 

Fire has broken out on the 9th and 10th floors of an apartment block on Joiner Street close to Manchester City center.

 

Manchester Fire Service have informed us that 12 engines are at the scene where Firefighters are attempting to stop the blaze spreading to other floors.

 

Police have at this time closed all streets leading to Joiners Street including, Church Street and Tib Street.

 

Cause of the fire is not yet known and at the moment unconfirmed reports state that one person has been evacuated to a nearby Hospital. Official are also warning nearby residents to shut all windows and doors.

 

This latest blaze comes only six months after the Grenfell Tower fire which happened within a 24- storey block of public housing flats in North Kensington. This fire broke out on the 14th June 2017 and caused 71 deaths, including one stillbirth, it also caused 70 injuries.

 

All are praying that the Manchester blaze does not become a repeat of the Grenfell disaster. More news on this Breaking News story as news comes in.

 

Steve Simmonds

Global Breaking News Hub

 

Credits and Sources: BBC.UK, Manchester Fire Service, Manchester Police, Google Pictures for the cover picture.

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