Police and fire crews descended on a south Manchester street after a fire involving a barbecue. People living close to the scene in Lloyd Street South, Fallowfield, reported hearing a 'huge bang' moments before emergency services arrived at about 6pm last night.
The blaze is believed to have involved a barbecue in the garden of a home. The flames then spread to a nearby shed.
Three homes suffered minor damage as a result of the blaze. Images showed several police vehicles and fire engines parked up on the street earlier this evening.
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The road was taped off near to the junction with Platt Lane while firefighters brought the flames under control. Police officers at the scene said they had attended as they happened to be passing shortly after the incident.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: "At 6pm this evening, firefighters from Moss Side and Withington fire stations attended a fire in the garden of a domestic property on Lloyd Street South, Manchester.
"The fire has affected a shed and three properties on the street. Firefighters have extinguished the fire and have now left the scene."
Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for further information.
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