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Fire crews cordon off Manchester street after blaze

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A city centre street has been cordoned off by fire crews following a blaze, with gas and electricity services still on the scene.

Firefighters rushed to Redhill Street in Ancoats at around 6:50am on Thursday morning (May 16) following reports of a fire 'involving underground cables'.

Redhill Street and neighbouring Bengal Street were taped off as crews worked to bring the fire under control and make the area safe.

A cordon remains in place, but fire services have now left the scene. READ MORE: 'That is just not true': 'Hero plumber' firm tweeted false photo next to story of elderly woman 'about to kill herself' A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Shortly before 6.50am today (Thursday 16 May), two fire engines from Manchester Central and Blackley fire stations were called to reports of a fire involving underground cables on Redhill Street, Manchester. “Crews arrived quickly and set-up a cordon to extinguish the fire.

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