FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a large blaze in Herbert Street involving commercial greenhouses.

Update at 3.30pm: Crews are continuing to fight the fire which is giving off thick black smoke.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service advised people to continue to keep their windows and doors closed to prevent it from entering homes and properties.

Sydney Road has been closed. The incident is likely to cause significant disruption. People are advised to avoid the area.

Update 4pm: Firefighters have made good progress in tackling the fire. A further three fire engines have been sent to the scene.