FIREFIGHTERS remain at the scene this morning after a property collapsed in Summerseat last night.

Four people were treated at the scene by ambulance crews and two were taken to hopsital with minor injuries.

Emergency services were called to East View, Summerseat at 9.21pm on Wednesday evening to reoprts of an explosion and collapsed property. 

Neighbouring properties were evacuated by police.

The fire service has said that the incident is 'ongoing' and firefighters are continuing to put out pockets of fire.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “At 9:21pm on February 17 fire engines from Ramsbottom, Whitefield, Bolton North, two Technical Response Units from Leigh and Ashton-under-Lyne, and the urban search and rescue dogs from Lancashire and Merseyside Fire and Rescue responded to reports of an explosion and collapsed property on East View, Summerseat. 

"Firefighters are in attendance using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish seats of fire.

"Evacuation of neighbouring properties was carried out by Greater Manchester Police.

"Two casualties have been conveyed to hospital and two further casualties received precautionary checks on scene by North West Ambulance Service. The incident is ongoing.”

Ambulance crews are leaving the scene this morning. 

A spokeswoman for the NWAS said: "We treated four people at the scene and two were taken to hospital with minor injuries. We are leaving the scene now."