Car unit blaze

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A LARGE fire in Wigan has sparked traffic chaos after roads were closed this morning.

Firefighters from Wigan, Hindley and Atherton are currently dousing flames billowing out of a single-storey commercial unit containing cars, in Bolton House Road, Bickershaw, which started just before 7am.

As the building, which is sandwiched between two units, was unsafe, crews had to extinguish the flames from the outside using an aerial appliance and jets.

Police closed Bolton House Road and part of Bickershaw Lane.

The cause of the fire, which has created substantial damage, is not yet known.

Inquiries are ongoing.