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Incidents - Sunday, December 31

Borough: All

Incident Date: 31 December 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, December 29, and 8am on Tuesday, January 2, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to 248 incidents.

Read about eight of them below:

 

House fire – Manchester

AT 4.16am on Sunday, December 31, three fire engines from Wythenshawe and Stockport were called to a fire at a mid-terraced house on Kennett Road, Manchester.

On arrival crews found a fire in a bedroom and used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, a thermal imaging camera, lighting and a ladder to extinguish it, then used a ventilation fan to clear smoke from the property.

Firefighters rescued two people from the house, with four others escaping before Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service arrived, and were on the scene for several hours.

 

Rubbish fire – Stockport

AT 7.17am on Sunday, December 31, two fire engines from Offerton and Whitehill, along with the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Ashton, were called to a fire at a commercial unit on Green Lane, Romiley.

On arrival crews found a quantity of rubbish on fire and used one hose reel, two breathing apparatus and specialist cutting equipment to extinguish it.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour and 50 minutes.

 

Kitchen fire – Manchester

THREE fire engines from Philips Park, Whitehill and Gorton were called to a fire in a flat on Lloyd Road, Manchester, at 10.55am on Sunday, December 31.

On arrival crews found a fire in the kitchen and used one hose reel and a ventilation fan to extinguish it. Firefighters gave one casualty oxygen due to smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters would like to remind people to take care while cooking, and to never leave cooking unattended.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour.

Safety advice if your pan catches fire:

  • Don't panic and don't take risks
  • Don't move the pan
  • Never throw water or use a water fire extinguisher on a hot fat fire
  • If it's safe to do so - turn off the heat, but never lean over the pan to reach the controls
  • Leave the kitchen, close the door behind you, tell everyone else in the home to get out and don't go back inside for any reason
  • Call 999 

 

Road traffic collision – Farnworth

AT 12.21pm on Sunday, December 31, two fire engines from Farnworth, along with the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh, were called to a road traffic collision on Higher Market Street, Farnworth.

On arrival crews found the collision to involve two cars and rescued one casualty using specialist cutting tools and a spinal board. The casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 55 minutes.

 

Rescue of man – Swinton

AT 1.31pm on Sunday, December 31, two fire engines from Agecroft and Broughton, along with the water incident unit from Eccles and technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh, were called to reports of a man and two dogs stranded in a canal, near to Langley Road, Swinton.

Firefighters rescued the man and the two dogs using specialist equipment and treated the man for the effects of cold before ambulance crews took him to hospital.

Firefighters, who were on the scene for approximately 50 minutes, would like to remind people to never follow their dogs into water.

 

Kitchen fire – Stalybridge

THREE fire engines from Stalybridge, Ashton and Hyde were called to a fire at a mid-terraced house on Stonecliffe Avenue, Stalybridge, at 1.41pm on Sunday, December 31.

On arrival crews found a fire in the kitchen and used one hose reel and a ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters would like to remind people to take care when cooking and to never leave it unattended.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 35 minutes.

 

Dangerous drain pipe - Hyde

AT 4.09pm on Sunday, December 31, firefighters from Hyde responded to calls regarding a dangerous lead drainpipe hanging from the side of a commercial building on Market Street, Hyde.

With the assistance of an aerial unit from Manchester Central the crew made safe the three-storey high pipe using a hydraulic platform, a ladder and cutting gear, and were on site for roughly one hour and 40 minutes.

 

House fire - Wigan

At 11.35pm on Sunday, December 31, two fire engines from Wigan and one from Hindley were called to a fire at an empty house on Forest Avenue, Wigan.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hoses, a ventilation fan and additional lighting to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately two hours and 10 minutes.

Last update: 14/02/2018 15:11:02
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