FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a house after a ceiling fell through.

A crew from Bolton Central Fire Station attended the property in Athlone Avenue, Astley Bridge, on Friday afternoon.

No one was living in the house at the time and it is believed to have flooded on previous occasions.

Firefighters isolated the electricity at the house and made it safe.

A neighbour said: "We didn't know what was happening but fire engines came and they started dragging stuff out and putting it outside."