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Incident Date: 20 February 2018
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 40 incidents overnight between 5.30pm on November 28 and 8.30am on November 29, including a number of fires involving electrical equipment.
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Fridge-freezer fire – Wigan
ON November 28 at 5.40pm, three fire engines from Leigh, Atherton and Warrington fire stations were called to building fire on Arlington Drive, in Leigh. The fire involved a fridge-freezer in the kitchen and crews used four breathing apparatus, a hose reel, and two ventilation fans to tackle the fire and clear smoke. Firefighters were on the scene for an hour and a half.
Tumble dryer fire – Manchester
JUST after 11pm on November 28, three fire engines from Wythenshawe, Stockport and Cheadle attended a fire involving a tumble dryer on Woodhouse Lane, in Benchill, Manchester. Firefighters used a hose to put out the fire and were on the scene for just over twenty minutes.