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Incident Date: 18 December 2016
Flat fire - Bolton - Sunday, December 18
FIREFIGHTERS led three people to safety after a fire broke out in a fourth-floor flat in Bolton.
At 4.30pm on Sunday, December 18, 2016, five fire engines were sent to Marsden Road to deal with the fire, which involved the kitchen and bedroom of the flat.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and led two women and a man to safety. The casualties were treated with oxygen at the scene before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
Crew used a hose reel to fight the fire, which is believed to have started by smoking materials, along with a high pressure fan to remove smoke from the flat.