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Incident Date: 20 December 2017
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 44 incidents overnight between 5.30pm on December 19 and 8.30am on December 20, 2017.
AT 4.49pm on Tuesday 19 December, three fire engines from Eccles, Agecroft and Stretford, along with a hydraulic platform vehicle and a support fire engine from Bolton Central were called to reports of a fire on Worsely Road, Eccles. On arrival, crews discovered a fire involving a derelict commercial building. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hoses, jets and fans to tackle the blaze. One pump remains on the scene. Firefighters are tackling remaining hotspots and damping down.
AT 5.50pm on 19 December, two fire engines from Wigan and Hindley, along with the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Warrington Road, Ince. On arrival, crews discovered a road traffic collision involving three vehicles. Crews freed a casualty who was trapped in one of the vehicles. The casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance. Fire crews were on the scene for just over an hour.
AT 6.12pm on 19 December, two fire engines from Moss Side and two from Manchester Central, along with the hydraulic platform vehicle and support pump from Whitehill were called to reports of a fire on Lower Ormond Street, Manchester. On arrival crews discovered a fire involving a bin room. One casualty was given first aid by North West Ambulance paramedics and taken to hospital for precautionary checks. Crews were at the scene for approximately an hour and a half.
JUST before 8.10pm on 19 December, two fire engines from Hollins and Chadderton were called to reports of a fire on Middleton Road, Royton. Crews discovered a fire involving the first and second floors of a three-storey derelict commercial building. Crews used breathing apparatus, hoses and a fan to tackle the fire and clear smoke.