Fire crews were called to a large and developed fire in a derelict warehouse on Duchy Road in Salford on Sunday night.
Residents reported the distinctive unpleasant smell of rubber on fire and were forced to close their windows.
At around 10pm police and firefighters were called to Duchy Road to reports of tyres in a large abandoned building ablaze.
A number of trees near the building also caught on fire such was the spreading heat from the flames.
Large plumes of black smoke were visible across the skyline of Pendleton and the Height.
It’s understood that a large number of tyres had been moved from a nearby yard into the warehouse, where it’s suspected they were deliberately set on fire.
No-one is thought to have been injured.
Police were called to the scene and closed Duchy Road.
It is expected to remain closed from the junction of Brindle Heath Road to Duchy field until early Monday morning.
It’s understood firefighters from Salford and Agecroft were called at around 9.30pm on Sunday 3 July to find the large pile of tyres ablaze.
Three crews were initially scrambled to the scene.
As of 11.15pm more appliances were reportedly dispatched via the A6 Broad Street.
Earlier police had closed off Duchy Road at the junction near Brindle Heath Road.
Firefighters will continue to dampen down by spraying water onto nearby floors and fences, which were still smoking with the heat as of midnight on Sunday.
Teams are expected to remain on scene to monitor temperatures until at least 2am on Monday morning.
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Reporting from the scene by Sidshots Photography/FB