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Firefighters called to tackle roof fire in Hollingworth

Borough: Tameside

Incident Date: 05 September 2014

5.9.14_Hollingworth_rooves_fire

Updated 9.15am 5.9.14

FIREFIGHTERS have tackled a fire involving the rooves of two houses in Hollingworth.

Station Manager Mark Threader, who was in charge of the incident at its height, said: "The fire involved the roof area of a semi-detached house that spread to the roof of the adjoining house.

"When we first arrived firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire and then we used the aerial appliance - allowing water to be put on the fire from above.

"Firefighters did a brilliant job containing the fire to the roof area of the houses."

Relief crew were sent to The Boulevard once the fire was extinguished to carry out clean up duties.

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FIREFIGHTERS are currently tackling a fire involving the roof space of two semi-detached houses in Hollingworth, Tameside.

Emergency calls were made to North West Fire Control shortly before 5am on Friday, September 5, 2014, to report a fire involving the roof of a house on The Boulevard.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's (GMFRS) firefighters from Oldham, Stalybridge and Hyde were joined by Glossop from over the border, as well as Manchester Central's aerial appliance.

Station Manager Mark Threader, who is in charge of the incident, said: "The fire initially involved the roof space of the semi-detached house on the left and then spread to the one on the right.

"When we first arrived firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire but the rooves soon became dangerous, so we are now tackling the fire from above using the aerial appliance - that allows water to be put on fires from above."

A GMFRS Trauma Technician treated an occupier from one of the houses who was suffering from the effects of smoke.

As of 7am crew remain at the incident fighting the fire and an update will be available later on.

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:36
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