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Incident Date: 26 February 2015
A FAMILY of seven have been left homeless after a fire ripped through their home in Middleton.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) crew were called to the two-storey detached property in Durnford Street at 12.10am on Thursday, February 26.
When they arrived, the ground, first floor and roof were on fire and a family of two adults and five children had managed to escape the blaze after being alerted by a neighbour.
Three crew plus a number of officers used various equipment to extinguish the fire including eight breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one jet, tactical ventilation, thermal imaging and the new Ultra High Pressure Lance.
The house was completely gutted by the fire and although the family were uninjured, they were left homeless.
GMFRS requested the British Red Cross Fire Emergency Support Service vehicle and volunteers who were able to provide support to the family.
Crew were on the scene for around six hours to ensure that the fire was fully extinguished.
An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire, which started in the utility room.
Find out how to keep yourself and your family safe from fire on our website here: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/