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Incident Date: 15 July 2017
BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, July 14, and 8.30am on Monday, July 10, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 201 incidents.
Read about some of the incidents from Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 below.
Garden shed fire – Oldham
AT 11:15pm on Friday, July 14, two crews from Hollins and Oldham attended a shed fire in Lynton Avenue, Oldham.
On arrival firefighters discovered that ember which was near to the outside shed had set alight the large volume of waste material that was stored inside.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames using one hose reel, one extension ladder and thermal imaging camera.
The cause of the fire was accidental. Crews were on the scene for one hour and thirty five minutes.
RTC – M602
AT 01:43am on Saturday, July 15, two crews from Eccles and the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Ashton-Under-Lyne attended a road traffic collision involving a heavy good vehicle and light good vehicle.
The incident took place on the M602 Westbound between junctions three and two.
Firefighters recused one casualty from the vehicle using specialized cutting equipment. Both causalities were then taken to hospital by the ambulance service.
Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour and thirty minutes.
Derelict pub fire - Middleton
AT 3:19am on Saturday, July 15, three crews from Chadderton, Blackley and Heywood attended a fire at a derelict pub in Oldham Road, Middleton.
On arrival, crews discovered a fire on the ground floor of the premises, approximately thirty by thirty metres.
Firefighters used an ultra-high pressure lance, two jets, one hose reel and one ventilation fan to extinguish the flames.
The cause of the fire was deliberate. Crews were in attendance for two hours and thirty minutes.
RTC – M67
AT 1:20pm on Saturday, July 15, two crews from Gorton and Hyde and the Technical Response Unit and Specialist Vehicle from Ashton-Under-Lyne attended a road traffic collision on the M67 Eastbound between junction three and four.
The collision involved a heavy goods vehicle and a car. Crews rescued one casualty using cutting gear. Both casualties were then taken to hospital by the ambulance service.
Crews were in attendance for one hour and thirty minutes.
House fire - Hyde
AT 7:40pm on Saturday, July 15, three crews from Hyde, Stalybridge and Ashton-Under-Lyne attended a fire at a terraced property in Copeland Street, Hyde.
On arrival, crews discovered a fire involving a hallway and a first floor bedroom. The fire had spread due to the accumulation of flammable material in the area.
Firefighters wearing six breathing apparatus extinguished the flames using three hose reels, a thermal imaging camera, breaking in gear, and shovels.
One casualty was self-rescued and taken to hospital by the ambulance service.
Crews were in attendance for three hours.