DRAMATIC pictures have captured the aftermath of a vehicle fire in Radcliffe.

A Mitsubishi Warrior pickup truck was discovered in Grindsbrook stream near Brookside Walk, off Higher Ainsworth Road, in the early hours of last Thursday morning.

Fire crews were called and put out the blaze.

Photos taken of the burned out truck reveal extensive damage to the entire vehicle, caused by the flames.

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The vehicle's engine compartment had been completely incinerated. And, likewise, the cab had been utterly consumed.

All combustible material from the interior and dashboard appears to have burned away, leaving only the scorched metal work, chassis and wiring visible.

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At the rear of the truck, the cargo bed had been reduced to a wreck of warped plastic, dotted with the charred remnants of its load.

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An eyewitness also reported that trees and bushes in the surrounding area had been scorched by the fire.

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Firefighters from Bury Fire Station confirmed that they attended the scene at 4.16am on July 16.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to reports of a vehicle fire on Brookside Walk.

"On attendance we found a Mitsubishi Warrior on fire in a small brook off the road.

"We extinguished the fire, using two hoses and one breathing aparatus, and we left the scene at 5.12am."

It is not believed that Greater Manchester Police were called to the scene.