Firefighters were tackling a blaze at a derelict theatre in Salford.
Better Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said it needed to fight the fire from outdoor the old Crown Theatre in Church Boulevard, Eccles as it changed into as soon as too unhealthy to enter.
About 35 firefighters had been on the scene from 04: 45 GMT. GMFRS added it changed into as soon as now „on top“ of the fire.
Nearby residents are immediate to defend up doorways and windows closed on tale of of a „vital amount of smoke“.
Dwelling manager Ady Taylor, of GMFRS, praised the swift actions of firefighters „running in involving stipulations“ with freezing temperatures making the bottom slippery.
„We continue to need to fight this fire from outdoor the constructing – the teach of its disrepair and the fact it’s miles quiet darkish manner it may possibly possibly possibly possibly possibly be unsafe to enter,“ he said.
The Crown opened in 1899 and changed into as soon as originally acknowledged because the Lyceum Theatre earlier than turning accurate into a cinema between 1932 and 1963, per the Theatres Have faith.
It then grew to turn out to be a bingo hall and it’s miles known to were empty for approximately 20 years.
Developer Goodwin Property Holdings said it had plans to flip the five-storey Grade II listed constructing into 82 apartments.