FIREFIGHTERS in Wigan are helping to tackle a large blaze at a nightclub in Warrington.
Emergency crews from across Greater Manchester, including Wigan and Leigh, were sent to the former Mr Smith’s venue in the town centre at 2am (Tuesday).
Flames engulfed the building and firefighters have been tackling the incident for several hours.
The roof has collapsed and roads around the building have been sealed off.
By 5.30am, smoke was being blown across Warrington town centre and residents were urged to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution.
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The service was called to reports of a fire involving the former Mr Smiths’s nightclub in Wilson Patten Street, Warrington.
“On arrival the first crews found the building was heavily involved in fire and a total of eight fire engines were sent to the scene.
“Crews wearing breathing apparatus set up two main jets to begin tackling the blaze.”