During a search of the property officers located a suspicious item and the suspicious chemicals.
Officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service are currently carrying out an assessment of the chemicals.The Explosive Ordnance Disposal are also now at the scene to carry out an assessment.
Three men, aged between 20 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of an offence under section 4 of the Explosives Act. They remain in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.
Source: Lancashire Post