Crews tackle house fire

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FIRE crews have tackled a blaze in a house undergoing renovation work.

Firefighters from Atherton, Hindley and Leigh were called to the terraced house, which was empty at the time, on Market Street, Atherton, at 6.35pm last night, Tuesday.

They used breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a jet to extinguish the fire which had affected the staircase and ceiling of the property.

They were on scene for around two hours.