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Overnight incidents - Friday, September 2 to Saturday, September 3

Borough: All

Incident Date: 03 September 2016

Over the last 24 hours, from 8am on Friday, September 2, to 8am today, Saturday, September 3, there have been around 190 emergency calls made to North West Fire Control for Greater Manchester. This includes duplicate calls.

The most significant incidents are below:

Farnworth collision

Firefighters were called at 8.24am on Friday, September 2, to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on Bradford Road, Farnworth. 

Firefighters used specialist rescue equipment and a hose reel to deal with the incident and the drivers of both vehicles were assessed by paramedics and taken to hospital. 

Crew from Farnworth along with the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit remained at the scene for around 20 minutes. 

M61 collision 

At 10.39am on Friday, September 2, two fire engines from Bolton Central and Horwich, along with a Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit were called to the M61, between junction 6 and 8. 

There had been a collision involving a car in woodland near the motorway heading northbound, leaving one man trapped in the vehicle. 

Firefighters released the man from the car using specialist cutting gear and he was then treated by ambulance staff.

Crew members were at the incident for almost two hours.

Wythenshawe house fire

At 2.51pm on Friday, September 2, firefighters were called to a house fire on Dunsfold Drive, Wythenshawe.

The fire involved a rear bedroom of a mid-terraced house. Firefighters from Sale, Altrincham and Wythenshawe used two breathing kits, a hose reel and a covering jet in dealing with the fire.

Crew remained at the scene for some time to ensure safety.

Rochdale water incident

At 10.20pm on Friday, September 2, fire engines from Rochdale and Heywood, along with a Water Incident Unit, Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit, were sent to Newgate in Rochdale. 

Firefighters rescued a 35-year-old man from the river bank using rope access equipment, a nine metre ladder, lighting and a stretcher.

The man was assessed by paramedics and firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 10 minutes.

Trafford fire 

At 7.21am on Saturday, September 3, firefighters from Salford dealt with a fire involving a caravan, car and quantity of rubbish on a forecourt in Chorlton Road, Old Trafford.

Two engines attended the incident and crew members used hose reels to put out the fire.


Last update: 03/09/2016 08:35:45
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