EMERGENCY services rushed to the scene of a vehicle on fire in Leigh this afternoon.

Fire crews were called to reports to a car on fire near to the canal on Warrington Road at around 2.30pm today (Thursday, May 4).

On arrival, fire crews are reported to have found a black Audi in flames, which was abandoned on a small stretch of land near the canal bridge.

No injuries were reported following the fire, and firefighters are said to have left the scene around 15 minutes after arriving.

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A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At 2.30pm on Thursday, May 4, firefighters were called out to reports of a car on fire on an unadopted road near Warrington Road, Leigh.

“One fire engine from Leigh attended the scene where a black Audi was on fire at the side of the canal. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for approximately 15 minutes.”

Greater Manchester Police also addressed the incident and said that investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.

A police spokesperson added: "Police were called to an incident on Butts Bridge in Leigh at 14.34 hours today, Thursday 4 May 2023, to reports of a car being on fire.

"Colleagues from GMFRS were [also] called to the scene.

"There was no-one present in the car and no-one was injured. Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire."