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Cromwell Road now re-opended after Castle Irwell fire

Update: Police have now re-opened Cromwell Road after last night’s huge fire at former student halls Castle Irwell.

This morning, drivers were being diverted onto Lower Broughton Road from Great Cheetham Street West, as firefighters still tackled the remainder of the large blaze from yesterday evening.

Read: 20 firefighters remain on scene of Castle Irwell blaze

Pictures: Crews pump water from Irwell to tackle fire engulfing student bar

Video: Scores of locals out in street watch as Castle Irwell burns to ground

Fire crews were called to the scene on Cromwell Road at around 8.30pm last night after large plumes of smoke were seen drifting into the sky, emanating from the campus’s former student union and bar.

Such was the scale of the fire, eyewitnesses say some of the smoke was visible up to a mile away.

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