A huge fire has broken out in a tunnel running under Manchester Airport after reports of a huge explosion.
Firefighters are at the scene battling the blaze which has closed the tunnel and a runway that it goes under.
Pictures show heavy smoke in the tunnel, on the A538, as firefighters battle the blaze, Manchester Evening News reports.
Runway 1 is reported to be the one affected by the blaze.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud bang. The runway above the tunnel has been closed off as emergency services deal with the incident.
It is unclear at this point how the fire started.
Dale Beardsall was in the tunnel at the time of the fire and had to reverse out when he heard a loud bang and saw thick smoke coming out of the tunnel.
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