A property in Bolton remains sealed off after the roof collapsed yesterday.

Fire services have confirmed they spent two hours making the scene safe after the damage was seen at the building on Market Street, Farnworth.

The call was made at around 11.30am yesterday.

Extensive damage was seen at the back of the Fide Cafe with rubble where the collapse had taken place.

The fire service confirmed they were there for two hours.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “Just before 11.30am this yesterday, one fire engine from Farnworth fire station and the technical response unit from Ashton fire station attended an incident on Market Street, Farnworth.

"The incident involved a collapsed roof of a mid-terrace building.

"The building was evacuated and crews worked to make the scene safe before handing the incident to colleagues at Bolton Council. Crews were in attendance for just over two hours.”

Bolton Council sent its building control team to make the scene safe.

One person who witnessed what had happened was an employee of JW Builders.

He said: "It was at midday, fire engines came down with sirens on. The fire brigade came and broke into the premises.

"They had trouble getting in and had to call for backup. They broke through the door as they thought there was somebody trapped inside.

"They went in and secured the building then the owners came.

"It was caused by the elements, the heavy rainfall last night contributed to it."