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Incident Date: 20 February 2018
Between 8am and 5.30pm on February 20, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 37 incidents. Read about some of them below.
Water rescue – Stockport
At 09:30 on February 20 two fire engines from Stockport and Whitehill, the Technical Response Unit and the Major Rescue Unit from Ashton-Under-Lyne and the Water Incident Unit from Eccles attended a report of a person in the water near to Chestergate, Stockport.
One casualty was rescued from the water by fire service personnel using a boat and passed to the care of ambulance crews. Firefighters were in attendance for approximately one hour and twenty-five minutes.
Rescue of person – Bolton
At 10:40 on February 20, two fire engines from Farnworth and the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Leigh attended a report of a person stuck at height on Chester Avenue, Little Lever, Bolton.
Fire crews rescued one casualty from a first floor window of a domestic property using short extension ladders and were in attendance for approximately thirty minutes.
Building fire – Newhey
At 11:53 on February 20 three fire engines from Rochdale, Littleborough and Mossley attended a report of a building fire on Ogden Lane, Newhey.
This was involving a stenting machine and ducting inside a commercial premise. The fire was extinguished using four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two thermal imaging cameras. Firefighters were in attendance for approximately three hours.
Kitchen fire – Bolton
At 15:51 on February 20 three fire engines from Bolton Central and Horwich attended a report of a building fire on Chorley Old Road, Bolton.
This was involving the oven in a kitchen of an end terraced property. The fire was extinguished using one hose reel, two breathing apparatus and one positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke. Fire crews were in attendance for approximately twenty minutes.