EMERGENCY services were called after a fire broke out in a terraced house.

Firefighters and ambulance attended the property in Fairhurst Street, Leigh on Wednesday night, January 5.

The blaze involved the ground floor and first floor of the property and crews spent several hours at the house tackling the flames.

Two people were transferred to the care of paramedics but no patients were taken to hospital, a North West Ambulance spokesman said.

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: “At approximately 10.25pm on Wednesday, January 5, three fire engines from Farnworth, Hindley and Atherton stations were called to a fire on Fairhurst Street, in Leigh.

“The fire involved the ground and first floor of a mid-terraced property. Two men had left the property before firefighters arrived and were transferred to the care of colleagues from NWAS. 

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel, ladders and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire. Fire crews were in attendance for several hours.”