40 firefighters tackle blaze at Manchester college
03 Jul 2012 @fireindustry
More than 40 firefighters were on hand to put out a large fire at an international business college for foreign students in the centre of Manchester on July 1st.
The blaze took hold of the Global Vision building on Charles Street just before midnight on Sunday, with the "well developed" flames completely destroying the ground floor, according to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
An investigation is now being conducted by fire and police officers into the cause of the outbreak. The rest of the building's five floors suffered smoke damage, although there were no reported injuries.
The fire service stated: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went into the building and searched all five floors while jets, hose reels and an aerial platform were used to extinguish the fire.
"The fire was brought under control in the early hours and crews remained on the scene overnight."
Several people posted photos of the blaze on social media site Twitter.