Firefighters from across Greater Manchester had to come together to deal with a fire at an industrial estate in Horwich on Thursday evening.

Crews from Horwich, Wigan, Farnworth, and as far away as Cheadle near Stockport were called just after 5:30pm to a reported fire at the Loco Works industrial estate in Horwich.

Plumes of smoke could be seen coming from warehouses inside the industrial park with nearby residents posting on social media questioning what was happening.

One said: "It’s on loco works at end of my street it stinks, had to shut all the windows."

Another said: "Could see the billowing smoke from my bedroom window."

One commented: "My little boy spotted this and was so worried about it."

The fire service have since confirmed that the fire involved a derelict timber outbuilding and a portable cabin at the site.

Firefighters were at the incidents for over two hours in order to extinguish the fire which required four fire engines to deal with.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 5:30pm on Thursday 22 April, three fire engines and one hose laying lorry from Horwich, Wigan, Farnworth and Cheadle fire stations were called to reports of a fire at a commercial premises on Chorley New Road, Horwich.

“Crews arrived quickly at the scene and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, which involved a derelict timber outbuilding and a portable cabin, using three hose reels and a gas detector.

“GMFRS Crews were at the scene for around two hours.”

It is not known what may have started the fire at the industrial site.

Emergency Services were called to tackle a fire on the Rossendale Moorland on Thursday night.

Six fire engines and police were called to the area in the afternoon off Rochdale Road and Bamford Road, just south of Edenfield.

Crews from across Lancashire and Greater Manchester were called to deal with the fire.