Firefighters tackled a blaze at a high-rise building in Manchester city centre this morning.

Crews were called to reports of a fire on Owen Street just after 7am.

The blaze is believed to have started inside a Deansgate Square tower block.

A number of fire engines responded to the incident and firefighters used jets and breathing apparatus to bring the blaze under control.

Firefighters brought the blaze at the high-rise building under control

Pictures taken at the scene this morning show a fire engine outside the tower block.

Several police vehicles were also pictured at the scene.

Firefighters used jets and breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control

The cause of the fire - and the floor of the building that it started on - has not yet been confirmed at this stage.

In a statement, a GMFRS spokesperson said: “At around 7.12am on Friday, 26 February, firefighters were called to reports of a fire on Owen Street, in Manchester.

Police officers were also at the scene on Owen Street

“Fire engines from Manchester Central, Moss Side, Gorton and Salford stations quickly attended the scene.

“The fire was located in a flat in a high-rise building.

"Firefighters used jets and breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control and remain in attendance at the scene.”

The M.E.N has contacted Greater Manchester Police for information.