12 fire engines tackling blaze in Joiner Street apartments

  • 12 fire engines tackling blaze in Joiner Street apartments

12 fire engines tackling blaze in Joiner Street apartments

"Please avoid the area if possible and keep windows and doors shut if you live nearby".

Manchester Fire has sent 12 fire engines to tackle the inferno that is tearing through the 12-storey tower block on Joiner Street.

Cladding on the building in West London funnelled the disastrous fire which claimed the lives of 71 people in June.

The City's Ambulance Service has a hazard area response unit and six ambulances attending. Firefighting in still ongoing and one casualty has been taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.

The fire brigade urged people to stay away from the area and to close their windows and doors if they live nearby. The fire, which is believed to have started on the ninth floor before spreading to the tenth a short time later, was quickly brought under control.

Firefighters have extinguished a pretty ferocious looking fire on a 12-storey building in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

It said emergency services, including police and paramedics, had done an "amazing job". Investigators believe the building's external cladding accelerated the deadly spread of the fire.