The operators of The Cube student accommodation say they are 'committed to help' the inquiry after Friday night's blaze.

Firefighters remain at the the student accommodation block, but Bradshawgate has now been reopened.

The Cube building in Bolton, which houses more than 200 students at the University of Bolton, did not have the same type of cladding that combusted in the Grenfell Tower fire of 2017 and is fitted with high-pressure laminate (HPL) coloured panels.

Visiting the aftermath of the fire on Saturday, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham raised concerns that people living in buildings with such cladding would be "very worried".

Valeo Urban Student Life (USL), which manages the Cube for the private owners, said that Friday night's fire started on the fourth floor and spread to the sixth floor.

The town centre complex, described as "luxury student accommodation", consists of two blocks and only the rear block was damaged, said USL.

Witnesses said what appeared to be a small fire ripped across and upwards within minutes, "crawling up the cladding like it was nothing".

Paramedics treated two people at the scene for minor injuries - one rescued by fire crews using an aerial platform - after the blaze broke out.

USL staff helped evacuate students to safety along with firefighters who worked through the night to extinguish the fire.

Greater Manchester Deputy Mayor Beverley Hughes said some of the firefighters involved had been through Grenfell-inspired training one day before.

In a statement on its website, USL said: "Valeo USL is continuing to work together with the great welfare and accommodation teams at the university to rehouse students and help them put this upsetting incident behind them.

"Valeo USL is also actively assisting the emergency services with their investigations into the blaze and is committed to help with any investigations and looks forward to understanding the outcome of those investigations and any lessons that can be learnt."

USL added it manages the Cube - opened in 2015 - for the leaseholders and was not responsible for the construction of the building, or subsequent amendments.