EIGHT fire engines are tackling a fire at an industrial unit in Salford, with smoke from the blaze seen stretching across the city.

The fire, in Langley Road, started just before 11am this morning.

The blaze is close to Agecroft crematorium and the business park.

A local resident, Cat Jones, said she first noticed the fire just after 11am.

She said: "I feel like it is getting worse but the road is still open.

"It is pretty bad- my brother lives in the other side of the height and we were just saying it doesn't seem to be getting better."

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: "At just before 11:00 on Tuesday 31 March, eight fire engines were called to reports of a fire at a single-storey building on an industrial estate on Langley Road, Salford.

"Crews were quickly on the scene and are currently fighting the 50x50m blaze, using eight breathing apparatus, four jets, and one aerial appliance.

"Local residents are being advised to keep all windows and doors closed and to avoid the area."