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Incidents - Monday, January 1

Borough: All

Incident Date: 01 January 2018

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, December 29, and 8am on Tuesday, January 2, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to 248 incidents.

Read about two domestic fires, a derelict pub fire and a traffic accident below:

 

Kitchen fire - Swinton

AT 4pm on Monday, January 1, three fire engines from Agecroft, Whitefield and Eccles were called to a fire in the kitchen of a ground floor  flat on Ludlow Avenue, Swinton.

Fire crews found a chip pan on fire on arrival and used two sets of breathing apparatus, one hose and an extractor fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters were on the scene for roughly 40 minutes.

Safety advice:

  • Remember any type of pan can catch fire - this includes a wok, a grill or a frying pan
  • When deep frying, always dry the food before you put it in the oil
  • Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke, it's too hot - turn off the heat and leave it to cool down
  • Swap your chip pan for an electric deep fat fryer - thermostatically controlled electrical deep fat fryers that plug into the wall are much safer to use

 

Derelict pub fire - Manchester

FIREFIGHTERS from Ashton and Gorton were called to a fire inside the grounds of a derelict pub on Wall Way, Manchester, at approximately 4.53pm on Monday, January 1.

On arrival crews found a large plastic climbing frame on fire, and used three breathing apparatus, one hose and an extractor fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Firefighters were in attendance for an hour.

 

Road traffic collision - Moss Side

AT 7.45pm on Monday, January 1, two fire engines from Moss Side and Withington, along with the technical and major response units from Ashton, were called to a road traffic collision on Parkfield Street, Moss Side.

On arrival crews found two cars involved in the collision and used specialist cutting equipment to rescue one casualty. The casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Firefighters were on the scene for roughly 50 minutes.

Tumble dryer fire - Golborne

THREE fire engines from Leigh, Wigan and Warrington attended a call at 11.01pm on Monday, January 1, to a fire at a semi-detached house on Caunce Avenue, Golborne.

On arrival crews found a tumble dryer on fire and used two breathing apparatus, one hose, a thermal imaging camera and a ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters were on the scene for just under an hour.

Last update: 02/01/2018 10:05:57
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