Warning after skip fire

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Firefighters have urged people to have skips removed when they are full after a blaze in Wigan.

Crews from Wigan fire station were called to Sledbrook Street, Pemberton, at 2.30am today.

A skip on the road was alight and heat radiating from the fire caused the window panes of the house to break.

A fire service spokesman said: “When people’s skips are full, they should get them collected in a timely fashion.”