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Fire breaks out at tower block in Manchester's Northern Quarter as several apartments engulfed in flames; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

Byline: Kara O'Neill

A fire has broken out on the ninth floor of a 12 storey apartment block in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Several floors appear to have been affected by the flames and smoke, although it is not yet clear if there has been any casualties.

The apartment block is situated close to Afflecks Palace, a large indoor market, located just one street away.

In a statement, the Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "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."

Fire and police

A number of roads have been sealed off by police.

One witness told theManchester Evening News: " "It looks like a very big fire.

"There are police and ambulances and fire engines everywhere.

"The fire is about half way up the building - it looks serious."

HUGE FIRE RAGES ON IN MANCHESTER APARTMENT BLOCK

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The fire is just on street away from Afflecks Palace, a large indoor market in Manchester

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