Manchester department store: 19th June 2016

A fire broke out in a Manchester city centre department store which had to be evacuated for several hours on Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the blaze on the third floor of the building - understood to be a stock room - at just before noon.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said investigations are ongoing into the cause of the fire.

He said: “Crew were called to the department store building at 11.54am on Sunday.

“The fire was in a third floor stock room. Sprinklers inside the building were activated which put out the flames.

“Fire crews remained at the scene for several hours to ensure all was safe inside the building.

“A fire investigation involving the police is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.”

No one was injured in the fire.

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