Flames engulf two cars and spread to Wigan house as fire breaks out in early hours

Firefighters rushed to a house in Wigan when a blaze broke out in the early hours.

The fire, which started at 3.15am on Thursday, initially involved two cars, but spread to a garage and a house on Fleming Drive in Ashton.

Crews from several fire stations attended to tackle the blaze.

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A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “At approximately 3.15am on Thursday, three fire engines from Wigan, Hindley and Leigh attended a fire on Fleming Drive, in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

“The fire involved two cars, which spread to the garage and an office of a nearby house.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire. Fire crews were in attendance for two hours.”

The cause of the fire has not yet been established.


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Police officers also attended and we have contacted Greater Manchester Police to request further information.