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Stockport fire: Crews tackle car showroom blaze

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Image caption The fire broke out at at 01:00 BST

Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a car showroom which broke out overnight in Greater Manchester.

Dozens of firefighters were at the Renault showroom in St Mary's Way, Stockport.

The blaze started at about 01:00 BST in the services and parts area of the building and has now been brought under control, the fire service said.

St Mary's Way was shut between Hempshaw Lane and Spring Gardens but later reopened.

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

The fire service said 14 engines were present at the fire's peak and crews managed to contain the the fire, "saving a significant part of the building".

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Image caption People living nearby were urged to keep doors and windows closed

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