Emergency services were called to a fire at a recycling centre in Radcliffe today.

The call came from the site on Cemetery Road off Ainsworth Road just before midday.

Crews were in attendance for an hour and a half dealing with the waste container which was on fire.

Engines from Whitefield and Bury were in attendance and made use of breathing apparatus, a hose reel and a jet to deal with the blaze.

Later in the way work continued as normal at the centre with visitors able to drop off rubbish.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said, “Just before 12pm today, firefighters were called to reports of a fire at Cemetery Road Recycling Centre in Radcliffe.

“Two fire engines from Whitefield and Bury fire stations quickly arrived at the scene, where a waste container had caught fire. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, a hose reel and a jet to extinguish the fire.

“Crews were at the scene for around an hour and a half.”