Firefighters from across Greater Manchester spent the night battling a fire at a Bury landfill sight.

After midnight this morning, October 14, fire crews responded to a 999 call about a fire on a landfill site on Pilsworth Road, Bury.

The first crew, from Whitefield Station were the first on the scene, and were followed by a dozed fire engines, off-road vehicles and the Scorpion special appliance from Salford fire station.

The fire was approximately fifty metres by fifty metres.

Area manager Ben Levy said: "Sustained efforts through the early hours of this morning have significantly reduced the impact of this fire.

"Some local disruption may remain, please take care if you're in the area."

It is now understood that the incident has been scaled down to four fire engines at the scene.

Station Manager Phil Mellor said: "Crews have been working hard throughout the day, relaying water across two sectors. 

"We are now down to one sector and will remain in attendance for the rest of the day."