Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Large blaze breaks out at car showroom

Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a car showroom in Greater Manchester.

Renault showroom in St Mary's Way, Stockport
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews were called to the the Renault showroom in St Mary's Way, Stockport, at about 01:00 BST.

The fire started in the services and parts area of the building and has now been brought under control.

The road has been shut between Hempshaw Lane and Spring Gardens, and residents have been urged to keep doors and windows closed.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service warned commuters may face delays during the morning rush hour.

Fire crews on hand to deliver sandbags

Firefighters are continuing to assist with the flooding relief efforts by helping to deliver sandbags.

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Stranded boy, 13, rescued from nature reserve

A 13-year-old boy was dramatically rescued from Happy Valley Nature Reserve in Hazel Grove near Stockport after being stranded by flowing water at about 17:00 BST on Wednesday.

We're told by GMFRS that one of its firefighters "involuntarily entered" the fast-flowing water and had to be rescued by his colleagues.

The rescue involved "acts of bravery" and was "difficult", a spokesperson said.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed two patients had been taken to hospital.