According to local media reports, a fire has gripped a large student building.
"At 20.29 [20:29 GMT] on 15 November 2019, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at a 6-storey building on Bradshawgate, Bolton. There are 25 fire engines and two aerial appliances currently at the scene and firefighters are tackling the blaze using multiple jets", the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement.
The service advised local residents to shut their windows and doors and avoid the area.
🚒Firefighters are using multiple jets to to extinguish the fire— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) November 15, 2019
Meanwhile, Transport for Greater Manchester said several roads in the area had been closed due to the fire.
There have been no reports about casualties due to the blaze.
One student has shared a video of the fire on her Twitter page.