WORKERS were evacuated from a firm when a machine caught fire.
Four staff were forced to leave Shred It, on Circle South on Thursday (November 20) at 8.10pm.
Paper going into a bailing machine accidentally caught fire, it is thought because a hot item got into the batch.
Firefighters from Moss Side and Stretford stations were called to the scene.
They entered the factory with a worker who turned the machine back on so they could douse the blazing paper as it came out of it.
Part of the building was smoke logged but fire damage was limited to the paper.
No one was injured in the incident.