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Incident Date: 26 January 2018
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 41 incidents between 5.30pm, Thursday January 25 to 8am, Friday January 26. Read about two road traffic accidents and a building fire below:
Road traffic collision, Atherton
At 6.06pm two fire engines from Atherton and Hindley, supported by the technical and major response units from Ashton, attended a traffic accident on Bolton Road in Atherton.
On arrival firefighters dealt with a collision involving a car and a van and assisted NWAS with two casualties, one who was later taken to hospital.
GMFRS were on scene for roughly 20 minutes.
Road traffic accident, Sale
Two fire engines from Stretford and Sale, supported by the technical and major response units from Ashton, were called at 8.53pm a traffic accident on Glebelands Road and Grosvenor Road in Sale.
At the scene firefighters established the incident involved one car in a collision with a tree. The vehicle was on its side and the occupant, and woman, was still inside and unable to open the car doors.
Crews used a Stabfast stabilisation system, chocks and other small tools and was able to free the woman through the tailgate. The driver was subsequently checked by NWAS paramedics and GMFRS were on the scene for half an hour.
Building fire, Atherton
At 11.16pm three fire engines from Hindley, Atherton and Leigh were deployed to reports of a fire inside a building on Tyldesley Road, Atherton.
Crews established that the fire had occurred in the ceiling, specifically the ground floor joists and the timber flooring on the first floor. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose and a ventilation fan to extinguish the fire and were on scene for roughly 45 minutes.