Firefighters worked throughout night to tackle blaze at Wigan scrapyard

Firefighters have worked throughout the night to put out a large blaze at a scrapyard.
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Six fire engines were called to the site on Moat House Street in Ince at 2.20pm on Friday, when massive plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky.

The fire involved a large quantity of tyres and led to the closure of Manchester Road as crews worked.

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People were told to avoid the area and keep doors and windows closed, with some reports of people leaving their homes.

Thick smoke filled the sky when the fire broke outThick smoke filled the sky when the fire broke out
Thick smoke filled the sky when the fire broke out

The deep-seated nature of the blaze meant crews had to remain there throughout the night into Saturday morning to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is not yet known

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