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Incident Date: 20 October 2016
Candle fire – Radcliffe
At 8.51pm on Thursday (Oct 20) three fire engines from Blackley, Farnworth and Heywood were called to a fire in Rossall Avenue, Radcliffe.
A neighbour called 999 after hearing smoke alarms sounding in the next door property. No one was in the affected property at the time of the incident.
A fire contained to a candle on a window sill was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a hose reel.
Crews were on scene for about one hour and the cause of the fire was accidental.
A GMFRS spokesman said: “Smoke alarms save lives and properties and in this case, a working smoke alarm really did save the day. Please make sure you have working smoke alarms on each floor of your property and they are tested regularly.”