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Incident Date: 12 September 2016
GMFRS received 158 emergency calls from 8am on Sunday, September 11 to 8am on Monday, September 12. Here are details of some of the incidents we attended:
OLD TRAFFORD HOUSE FIRE: We were called at 3.42pm on Sunday, September 11, to a fire at a semi-detached house on Erlington Avenue, Old Trafford. The fire involved the ground floor before spreading to the first floor and roof space of the property. Firefighters from Stretford, Moss Side and Salford used two hose reels, four breathing kits, a ventilation fan and thermal image camera to get the fire under control. Oxygen was given to a casualty suffering smoke inhalation.
LORRY ON FIRE IN WHITEFIELD: At 9.47pm we were called to the M60 slip road for junction 17 at Bury New Road, Whitefield. The fire involved a large heavy goods container and firefighters from Whitefield, Broughton and Blackley used two hose reels, a jet and two breathing kits to put the fire out. They were at the scene for two hours and 20 minutes.
KITTEN RESCUED IN OLDHAM: We were called at 10.43pm to help the RSPCA rescue a kitten from a drain pipe at Cranbrook Street, Oldham. One fire officer assisted and used RSPCA grabbing equipment during the rescue. They remained at the scene for 40 minutes.
HEATON MOOR BUILDING FIRE: At 3.12am on Monday, September 12, we were called to Windsor Avenue, Heaton Moor, where a fire involving a fence had spread to a small outbuilding. Firefighters from Whitehill, Stockport and Withington used two breathing kits and two hose reels and were at the scene for one hour and 10 minutes.