Firefighters tackle blaze at allotment

Two fire engines attended
Two fire engines attended

Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from an allotment after a blaze broke out this morning.

The fire involving two sheds on the site on Lodge Road, Atherton, started at around 5.45am.

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Crews from Leigh and Farnworth fire stations attended and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the flames.

They spent around an hour at the allotment.

A police spokesman said they were called at 5.55am and were working with the fire service to investigate what happened.