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Weekend incidents - Friday, October 7 to Monday, October 10

Borough: All

Incident Date: 10 October 2016

Between 5.30pm on Friday, October 7 and 8am this morning, Monday, October 10, North West Fire Control received almost 500 calls for Greater Manchester. 

The most significant incidents attended by GMFRS firefighters over the weekend are listed below: 

Hazel Grove 

At 7.14pm on Friday, October 7, firefighters were called to Bosden Fold Road, Hazel Grove after a fire broke out in a ground-floor flat. 

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to put the fire out, later using a positive pressure fan to remove smoke from the property. 

A woman (age unknown) and a dog were outside of the property when firefighters arrived. The woman suffered from the effects of smoke and was treated by firefighters with oxygen. 

The fire started accidentally, with the mostly likely cause being smoking materials. 

Firefighters remained at the incident for around one hour. 

You can find lots of information about keeping safe at home here: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/smoking_safety/ 

Manchester cooking fire 

On Saturday, October 8, at 10.39am firefighters were called to Hobart Street, with two fire engines being sent to the address. 

The fire involved food in a grill pan and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a positive pressure fan to remove smoke from the house. 

Firefighters were at the address for around 25 minutes. 

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental by cooking. 

Salford flat fire

At 10.54am on Saturday, October 8, a fire broke out at a third-floor flat in Monroe Close, Salford.

Three fire engines, from Salford, Agecroft and Irlam, went to the address with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reels to tackle the fire. They also used a positive pressure fan to remove smoke from the property.

The fire is thought to have started by a fault in an electric fan.

Firefighters were at the incident for approximately two hours.

You can find lots of information about keeping safe at home here: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/electrical_equipment/ 

Manchester café fire

Firefighters were called to a café in Oxford Street at 12.06pm on Saturday, October 8, after a fire broke out involving a heater on the first-floor.

Three fire engines were sent to deal with the fire inside the four-storey building.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a foam extinguisher and positive pressure fan to deal with the fire.

The fire started accidentally, most likely by an electrical fault.

Edgeley high-rise flat fire

Firefighters were called to a high-rise block of flats in Old Chapel Street, Edgeley, after a fire broke out in a fifth-floor bedroom.

You can read more about this incident here: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/updates/incidents/91016_edgeley_fire/

Cooking fire, Manchester

At 2.01pm on Sunday, October 9, firefighters were called to St Paul’s Road in Manchester.

Three fire engines, from Gorton, Manchester Central and Moss Side, attended the incident and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to tackle the cooking fire.

Firefighters were at the incident for around 30 minutes.

The fire was caused accidentally by cooking left unattended.

Offerton tumble dryer fire

On Sunday, October 9, three fire engines were called to Glebe Street, after a fire broke out in the kitchen of the mid-terraced house.

North West Fire Control received calls to report the fire at 2.02pm and when firefighters arrived at the address passers-by had helped the elderly occupier outside of the house from his front room.

Fire engines from Whitehill, Offerton and Withington, went to the address with firefighters in breathing apparatus using a hose reel to tackle the blaze, which involved a tumble dryer.

The fire was contained to the kitchen, however, there was smoke damage in other areas of the house.

The 88-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire started accidentally and investigations are ongoing into the cause.

Restaurant fire, Manchester

At 4.21pm on Sunday, October 9, three fire engines, from Moss Side, Withington and Wythenshawe, were called to a restaurant after a fire broke out.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to tackle the fire involving the deep-fat fryer in the kitchen of Albert’s, Barlow Moor Road.

The fire destroyed the fryer, with smoke damaging prepared food.

Crew members were at the incident for around 45 minutes.

The fire started accidentally with the most likely cause being a fault with the thermostat on the fryer.

Manchester kitchen fire

At 10.34pm on Sunday, October 9, three fire engines, from Wythenshawe and Cheadle, were called to a house fire in Didicot Road, Manchester.

On arrival firefighters found a fire involving the conservatory and kitchen of the semi-detached house and they brought it under control using hose reels while wearing breathing apparatus.

A family of four adults, two men and two women, suffered from the effects of smoke.

Firefighters were at the address for around one hour and 30 minutes.

The fire started accidentally, with the most likely cause being electrical. 

Whitefield bar fire

At 1.04am this morning, Monday, October 10, three fire engines, from Whitefield and Blackley, were called to reports of a building fire in Moss Lane, Whitefield.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire in the ground floor of the wine bar using a hose reel.

Firefighters were at the address for one hour.

The fire is thought to have been started deliberately and police investigations are ongoing. 

Last update: 10/10/2016 09:08:10
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