A car fire broke out in the early hours of the morning, with emergency services called to the scene.

The blaze broke out shortly before 1am on Bolton Road, Westhoughton and is believed to have involved just one car.

Firefighters from three separate stations were called to the incident, along with paramedics from the North West Ambulance Service, and tackled the blaze for just under an hour.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At just before 1am today, Sunday 19 May, fire crews were called to reports of a car fire on Bolton Road, Westhoughton.

“Three fire engines from Bolton, Hindley and Atherton quickly attended the incident which involved one vehicle.

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“Crews arrived quickly at scene and extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet.

“A hearth kit and gas monitor was also used at the scene.

“One casualty was assessed by North West Ambulance Service on scene.

“Firefighters were in attendance for approximately fifty minutes.”

The injured person does not appear to have needed to have been taken to hospital and no other injuries or damage to other vehicles or buildings has been reported.

Members of the public have been advised to always call 999 in the event of an emergency.