Two people were rescued from a building after a fire broke out in the late hours of last night (Thursday, September 7).

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirmed that they were called to an incident at a building on Warwick Road in Old Trafford not long after 11pm.

They have said the fire broke out on the second floor of the vacant structure and "involved a quantity of waste".

The two people were rescued by firefighters and were checked on the scene by ambulance staff, but neither suffered any injuries.

An investigation into the fire is currently underway.

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: “At around 11.20pm on Thursday 7 September, fire crews were called to reports of a fire at a commercial building on Warwick Road, Old Trafford.

“Eight fire engines from stations in Trafford, Salford and Manchester were quickly mobilised to the incident. They were joined by the technical response unit from Ashton, the command unit from Hyde and the aerial ladder platform from Whitehill.

“The fire involved a quantity of waste on the second floor of the derelict building. Firefighters rescued two people from the building – there were no injuries reported, but both people were checked at the scene by colleagues from North West Ambulance Service as a precaution.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire. An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

“GMFRS crews were in attendance for about three and a half hours.”