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Incidents from 8.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday February 16

Borough: All

Incident Date: 16 February 2017

Between 8.30am and 5.30pm today (Thursday, February 16) approximately 70 calls have been made to North West Fire Control relating to incidents in the Greater Manchester area, with around 35 requiring emergency response.

Below are some of the incidents attended by our firefighters today.

Tumble dryer fire, Little Hulton

At 1.57pm on Thursday, February 16, three fire engines were sent to Aspinall Crescent in Little Hulton.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire, which involved a tumble dryer.

A 76-year-old woman was given oxygen therapy by firefighters as a precautionary measure.

Firefighters were at the indent for around 30 minutes.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

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Cooking fire, Atherton

At 3pm on Thursday, February 16, three fire engines were mobilised to George Street in Atherton.

A 999 call was made to North West Fire Control as a ‘persons reported’, meaning that it was believed that someone was inside.

Firefighters quickly established that nobody was inside the ground floor flat and wearing breathing apparatus they tackled the fire, which involved a pan of food, using a hose reel, followed by a positive pressure fan to remove smoke.

Crew members were at the incident for around one hour

The fire started when a chip pan was left unattended.

To stay safe in the kitchen read out tips here: 

Last update: 16/02/2017 17:31:02
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