EIGHT fire engines are currently at the scene of a fire at a commercial property in Oldham.

They were called to the building in Pitt Street at 4:41 this morning.

The property was well alight when crews from Oldham, Chadderton, Rochdale, Heywood, Mossley, Blackley, Stalybridge and Manchester Central arrived.

Firefighters quickly set to work and are tackling the blaze, measuring 50m by 50m, using four jets, and are battling the flames from ground level and from above using an aerial appliance.

There are road closures in place and local people are asked to avoid the area to allow easy access for emergency service vehicles.

There is also smoke in the air so those living close to the area are being asked to keep the windows and doors of their properties closed for the time being.