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Incident Date: 26 October 2016
Tuesday, October 25
Outbuildings on fire – Leigh
At 4.23pm on Tuesday (25) three crews from Leigh, Atherton and Warrington were called to a building fire in Thornton Close, Leigh.
On arrival, crews found a fire involving three outbuildings attached to a hose. Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels to extinguish the fire.
The fire was under control by shortly after 5pm. A hazardous materials officer attended the scene following possible reports of asbestos being involved in the fire. A full decontamination of crews and equipment has been carried out and all fire engines left the scene later that evening.
A fire crew has been returning to the incident regularly to dampen down and inspect for pockets of fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Kitchen fire – Stockport
At 4.39pm on Tuesday (25) four crews were called to a fire on Lancashire Hill, Stockport.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a jet to extinguish the fire, which involved a pan of food in the kitchen of a second-floor flat. They were in attendance for one hour.
The cause of the fire was accidental.
Kitchen fire – Manchester
At 4.42pm on Tuesday (Oct 25) three crews from Stretford, Withington and Wythenshawe were called to a property fire in Burton Road, Manchester.
On arrival, firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a cooker and extractor fan in a third floor communal kitchen.
Crews were at the scene for 90 minutes.
The cause of the fire was accidental.
Outbuilding fire – Bolton
At 4.43pm on Tuesday (Oct 25) two crews from Bolton North and Farnworth were called to a fire in Crompton Way, Bolton.
Crews were met with a fire involving a quantity of boxes inside an outbuilding garage near to a house. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and were at the scene for 35 minutes.
The cause of fire was accidental – believed to be carelessly discarded smoking materials.
RTC – Bolton
At 4.45pm on Tuesday (Oct 25) crews from Bolton Central, Farnworth and the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision in St Peters Way, Bolton.
This was a two vehicle collision and firefighters rescued one casualty who was taken to hospital by ambulance. Crews left the scene shortly after 5.30pm.
Outbuilding and wheelie bin fire – Swinton
At 10.20pm on Tuesday (Oct 25) two crews from Agecroft and Eccles were called to a fire in Chorley Road, Swinton.
When crews arrived they found a fire involving two wheelie bins, which was quickly spreading to affect an outbuilding. Hose reels were used to extinguish the fire and the crews were on scene for 85 minutes.
Fire damage was caused to an outbuilding of the affected house, including windows cracking, and heat damage affected the cladding and roof of the neighbouring property. Both wheelie bins were completely destroyed by fire.
On investigation, a firework was discovered at the side of the wheelie bins. The firework did not belong to the elderly homeowner and it is not known how it came about to be there, however, it is believed this was the source of ignition.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Gas pipe fire – Old Trafford
At 1.07am on Wednesday (26) two crews from Moss Side and one crew from Salford were called to a fire in Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford.
A fire involving a quantity of household rubbish in an alleyway had spread to involve an external gas pipe and supply of a house. The pipe and rubbish was extinguished by firefighters using jets and the gas supply was isolated.
The residents of the affected property were alerted to evacuate by the 999 caller and were unhurt. No internal damage was caused to the house.
Crews were on scene until about 4.30am.
It is believed the fire involving the rubbish was started deliberately.