The fire brigade were called out to a fire at The Rock Shopping Centre at approximately 10am this morning to attend a fire.
The fire is believed started at The Chinese Buffet. The restaurant have shared the following post on it’s Facebook page:
‘Our Bury branch will be closed today and tomorrow due to emergency maintenance work’.
It appears that this has been played down a little as the fire measured approximately 30m x 30m at the height of the incident. One man has been treated for smoke inhalation but is believed to be ok.
The fire is now out but the fire brigade remain at the scene to ensure that there are no further pockets of fire.
Shops and businesses including Racconto Lounge, JD Sports and Barclays Bank have been evacuated and nearby roads have been closed. The other side of The Rock Shopping Centre is still trading and the area around the Chinese Buffet will be reopened when it is deemed to be safe.
* Image courtesy of Bury Times