Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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Incident Date: 23 August 2016
GMFRS received 138 emergency calls between 5pm on Monday and 8am this morning, Tuesday. Here are details about incidents of note:
At 6.37pm we were called to fire on Blackberry Lane, Brinnington, Stockport, which involved a bin in a compound of a high rise block of flats. Firefighters used one hose reel to the bring the fire under control and were at the scene for 30 minutes. The incident was attended by four fire engines from Whitehill, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne and Hyde.
We were called to a building fire on Minerva Road, Bolton at 8.36pm. Firefighters used one hose reel and one positive pressure fan to tackle the fire and were on the scene for 40 minutes. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. The incident was attended by two fire engines from Farnworth and one from Bolton Central.
At 10.09pm we were called to a fire involving rubbish in a derelict building at Grange Road South, Hyde. Firefighters used a hose reel, ceiling hook and ventilation equipment and were there for an hour. The incident was attended by crew from Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge and Hyde.
We were called to a building fire at Wilton Street, Heywood at 12.56am. Firefighters used one hose reel, a positive pressure fan and lighting to put the fire out. The gas supply was isolated. No cause of fire has yet been confirmed. Crew were there for an hour-and-a-half and came from Heywood and Rochdale fire stations.
At 2.04am we were called to a fire at a commercial premises on Wilmslow Road, Manchester. The incident involved an electrical unit in the basement. A covering jet was used and a dry powder extinguisher to put the fire out. Crew were there for two hours. The incident was attended by three fire engines from Withington and Moss Side stations.
We were called at 4.31am regarding a fire in a commercial kitchen on Hyde Road, Manchester. The fire was caused by a pan of food and firefighters used one hose reel, two breathing kits and a positive pressure ventilation fan to tackle the fire and clear the smoke. Crew were at the scene for 35 minutes.