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Incident Date: 01 March 2016
A MAN and his dog escaped a kitchen fire with their lives thanks to a working smoke alarm after a blaze in Eccles.
Crew from Eccles, Irlam and Stretford were called to a terraced house on Liverpool Road at 3.47pm on Monday, February 29, 2016.
Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to bring the fire under control, gave the male resident oxygen after he suffered minor smoke inhalation and rescued the dog from upstairs.
Crew Manager Steve Marney, said: “The man who lives in the house was alerted by a smoke alarm and managed to escape before we arrived.
“We rescued a dog, a grey Shar Pei, from upstairs by picking it up and carrying it downstairs – thankfully it was fine after the incident.
“The fire began in the kitchen and it has caused heat and smoke damage. The man who lives in the house was taken to hospital as a precaution.”
Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, David Acton, said: “This man and his dog were incredibly lucky to escape from this fire with minor injuries.
“Having a working smoke alarm and knowing your escape plan is your best chance of escaping a blaze should the worst happen.
“Our staff can come out to your home and give advice on how to stay safe – just call 0800 555 815 or visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk to a book a free Safe and Well visit today.”