Firefighters were called out to a town centre building, which was evacuated this afternoon.

Workers at Knowsley House, Knowsley Street, left the building at 2.50pm today, May 23. 

The building houses the DVSA Theory Test Centre, a branch of Greggs, Mooboo bubble tea and the offices of The Bolton News, amongst others. 

Three fire engines attended the scene, with GMFRS firefighters seen going into the building. 

The Bolton News: Firefighters entering the buildingFirefighters entering the building (Image: Newsquest)

One firefighter on scene said: "Someone has pressed a fire alarm in good faith, thinking that there was a fire in the lift motor." 

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He confirmed that there had not been a fire. 

The Bolton News: Three fire engines were on scene at one pointThree fire engines were on scene at one point (Image: Newsquest)

The first fire engine arrived on scene at around 3.05pm, but all three had left by 3.30pm. 

A building manager on scene confirmed that fire services were there in relation to the lift motor. 

One eyewitness said: "We had already had a fire alarm this morning so thought it was just another, but when the fire engines showed up it felt a bit more serious. 

"There were three engines on scene at one point, it is quite surreal to see that at your own place of work."