Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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Incident Date: 30 August 2016
GMFRS received 187 emergency calls from 8am on Monday, August 29, to 8am on Tuesday, August 30. Here is a selection of incidents we attended:
Rochdale house fire: We were called at 11.29am on Monday, August 29, to a fire at a terraced house on Arthur Street, Rochdale. The fire was in the hallway and firefighters used four breathing kits, two hose reels, a high pressured lance, dry powder extinguisher and a ventilation fan to deal with the incident. Crew from Rochdale and Chadderton were there for three hours.
Casualties cut from vehicle on M62: At 12.30pm we were called to a road traffic collision on the M62 between junctions 20 and 21 eastbound. Two casualties were trapped in a private vehicle and two other people were walking wounded. Crew from Rochdale, Heywood, Chadderton and the technical rescue unit from Ashton-under-Lyne attended the scene and Webber cutting equipment was used to free the two casualties. First aid was also given to casualties at the scene. North West Ambulance Service, the Air Ambulance and Greater Manchester Police also attended. Firefighters were on scene for two hours.
Eccles home fire: At 2.43pm we were called to The Gardens, Eccles, were there was a property fire. All people were accounted for and firefighters used four breathing kits, two hose reels, a door ram and ventilation fan to deal with the fire. Crew from Ashton-under-Lyne, Eccles and Agecroft attended and were at the scene for one hour.
Manchester cooking fire: At 2.57pm we were called to a building fire at Lindum Street, Manchester. The fire involved a grill pan in the kitchen and firefighters used two breathing kits, one hose reel and a ventilation fan to deal with the incident. Crew from Moss Side and Withington were there for 30 minutes.
Cooking fire in Droylsden: We were called at 7.32pm to Clough Road, Droylsden after reports of a kitchen fire. The fire involved a pan of food on a cooker and firefighters from Philips Park and Ashton-under-Lyne used a hose reel, two breathing kits and a ventilation fan to deal with the incident. They were on scene for 40 minutes.
Casualty trapped in Bolton: At 7.38pm we were called to John Cross Street, Bolton where a casualty had become stuck between two walls. Firefighters freed them using a hearth kit, short extension ladder and an airbag. Crew from Bolton were at the scene for 35 minutes.
Workshop fire in Rochdale: At 12.35am on Tuesday, August 30, we were called to a fire at a single storey workshop on Liley Street, Rochdale. Firefighters used two jets, two ground monitors and two breathing kits to deal with the incident. Crew from Rochdale, Littleborough, Heywood, Hyde and Oldham were at the scene for several hours and one crew is currently (8am) damping down on site. Fire Investigation officers are now liaising with Greater Manchester Police to look into the cause.