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Incident Date: 02 August 2017
BETWEEN the hours of 8.30am and 5.30pm firefighters in Greater Manchester dealt with 33 incidents. Read about some of them here.
Dog rescue – Radcliffe
AT 9:46am on Wednesday, August 2, two crews from Whitefield and Farnworth and the water incident unit from Eccles attended an incident involving a dog in the canal behind Albert Works in Water Street, Radcliffe.
It’s believed the unattended dog had accidentally fallen into the canal which was covered in green ivy. The dog was then stuck resting on reeds on the opposite side of the bank.
Firefighters rescued the small dog using the water incident unit equipment.
One firefighter was bitten by the distressed dog and was taken to hospital for a precautionary checkup. A passerby volunteered to take the dog to a local vets for a checkup.
Crews were in attendance for thirty minutes.
Chip pan fire – Worsley
AT 1:32pm on Wednesday, August 2, three crews from Farnworth and Agecroft attended a fire involving a chip pan in the kitchen of a terraced property in Newearth Road, Worsley.
Firefighters wearing four breathing apparatus used two hose reels and a positive pressure fan to extinguish the flames.
Paramedics treated one casualty suffering from smoke inhalation at the scene and later took them to hospital.
Crews were in attendance for thirty five minutes.