Firefighters are tackling a blaze in an apartment block in Manchester city centre.
A spokesman for Manchester Fire said the ninth and 10th floors of a 12-storey block on Joiner Street were on fire and 12 engines are at the scene.
Police said there were road closures in Joiner Street and in Church Street, between High Street and Tib Street.
We’re currently tackling a fire on the 9th floor of a 12 storey building on Joiner Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Please avoid the area if possible and keep windows and doors shut if you live nearby.
— Manchester Fire (@manchesterfire) December 30, 2017
It’s not clear yet whether there have been any casualties.
It’s understood that 11 fire engines have been called to fight the blaze.
Just arrived at the scene where firefighters are battling a fire in a 12-storey building on Joiner Street in the Northern Quarter, Manchester city centre. pic.twitter.com/OpiQMPXFaH
— Charlotte Cox (@ccoxmenmedia) December 30, 2017