THIS dramatic photo shot by a drone shows the scale of the emergency services response to a fire in Sale this week.

The fire broke out at a commercial premises on Glebelands Road at around 1pm on Monday.

According to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), around 25 firefighters were sent to the scene in Sale.

At the time, a spokesperson for the service told The Messenger: "Just after 1pm, we were called to reports of a fire involving a commercial premises on Glebelands Road, Sale.

"Six fire engines and two aerial appliances were mobilised to the scene, and crews wearing breathing apparatus have worked hard to contain the fire and prevent further spread."

GMFRS advised the residents of Glebelands Road and its surroundings to remain indoors and to close doors and windows.

The day after the blaze, firefighters remained on the scene to dampen down hotspots and to ensure the safety and security of the area.

There was disruption to drivers, as well as to public transport, with some of Stagecoach's schools services and Arriva's service between Eccles and Manchester Airport redirected.

But the firefighters left the scene during the afternoon and an investigation is now ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.