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A fire broke out in the Bolton student flat block



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Neil Hart

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Fires in the Bradshawgate area of ​​the city begin around 20:50 GMT

A large fire broke out in a student accommodation block in Bolton.

Police have blocked a number of roads around Bradshawgate in the city and called on people to avoid the area.

A crowd of students has been evacuated from the building. It is unknown if there are injuries.

The Great Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it was called around 20:50 GMT and 20 engines were currently at the scene.

Videos posted on social media show debris falling from buildings.

The picture shows firefighters cope with a fire coming out of a window on the top floor of a building.

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@DaniWilkinsonPT

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The police have blocked a number of roads

A student tweeted to say he had to leave his belongings "but the main thing is I'm out and I'm safe".

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Nicky Nelson

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Twenty fire trucks have been sent to the scene


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