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GMFRS to return to Urmston following fire

Borough: Trafford

Incident Date: 13 July 2016

FOLLOWING a fire in Urmston last night staff members from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) will visit the area around Dover Park today to reassure residents and offer safety advice.

The fire broke out at 8.28pm on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Dover Park resulting in firefighters rescuing a 58-year-old woman.

Three engines, from Stretford, Sale and Eccles, were sent to the house after an emergency call was made to North West Fire Control.

On arrival at the smoke-logged semi-detached bungalow firefighters found the woman inside and took her outside when she was dealt with by North West Ambulance Service and taken to hospital.

Firefighters wearing breathing kit used hose reels to put out the fire, which is thought to have started accidentally in the kitchen.

GMFRS Station Manager Steve Forster, who was in charge of the incident, said: “Crew members were met by a heavily smoke-logged property and quickly rescued the woman who was having breathing difficulties.

“Our staff members will be returning to the area today to offer reassurance to members of the local community as well as make bookings for Safe and Well visits.”

Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor David Acton, said: “The property where the fire took hold didn’t have working smoke alarms.  Having a smoke alarm gives you an early warning to a fire in your home and we encourage everyone to ensure they have a working smoke alarm on every floor - and test them regularly to make sure they work.”

For further fire safety advice, including how to stay safe at home, visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk, and to book a free Safe and Well visit, that may include the fitting of smoke alarms, please call 0800 555 815.

Last update: 13/07/2016 08:45:11
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