Smoke was seen for miles around as firefighters battled a blaze at a barn in Royton.

The emergency services attended the scene at around 7.20pm on Saturday (March 30).

According to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighters battled a blaze at a barn on a rural road off Harewood Drive.

They stayed at the scene through the night and into the morning of Easter Sunday to clear the debris and to damp down any hotspots.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and no injuries have been reported.

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A GMFRS spokesperson said: "At just before 7.20pm yesterday (March 30) six fire engines from Rochdale, Ashton, Littleborough, Whitefield and Chadderton fire stations were called to a fire involving a derelict barn and some trees on Harewood Drive.

"Firefighters set up a cordon and used three jets, one high pressure hose and one hose reel to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading. Crews worked through the night to damp down any remaining hot spots and clear debris to make the area safe. GMFRS remain in attendance."

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