Firefighters were rushed to the scene of a car fire on a major Bolton road last night.

Crews from Farnworth Fire Station arrived on the scene on Bradford Road, which leads from Great Lever into Farnworth at around 10pm on Saturday evening where they found a car already well ablaze.

Using a hose reel and a breathing apparatus they were able to extinguish the fire and make the scene safe within 45 minutes.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "Just after 10.30pm last night, Saturday 21 May, firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle on fire on Bradford Road, Bolton.

"Fire crews from Farnworth fire station arrived quickly at the scene.

“Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel and other specialist equipment to extinguish the fire and make the scene safe.

"GMFRS were in attendance for 45 minutes."

The crews were safely back at their base by 10.45pm that evening.

No injuries or damage to any other vehicles or nearby buildings have been reported as a result of the fire.

Police were also called and are now investigating the cause of the blaze.

Anyone who is concerned about fires in their area is urged to call the fire service immediately on 999.