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Incident Date: 11 March 2017
Kitchen Fire – Oldham
At 3.01am on Saturday, March 11, two fire engines from Oldham and one from Chadderton attended a kitchen fire in Royton.
On arrival they rescued one person from the smoky flat, taking them outside and allowing ambulance staff to carry out checks. The fire began due to an unattended pan, and firefighters used one hose reels and two breathing apparatus to bring it under control.
Firefighters were at the scene for 90 minutes.
Horse trapped – Heywood
At 3.24pm on Saturday, March 11, a fire engine and water incident unit from Heywood and a technical response unit and major rescue unit from Ashton were called to Doctor Fold, in Heywood, to reports of a horse stuck on barbed wire.
The animal was distressed and firefighters used large animal rescue equipment to rescue the animal from the tree and fencing.
The crews were on scene for just over one hour.
Caravan fire – Manchester
At 6.49pm on Saturday, March 11, two crews from Gorton and Manchester Central were called to a fire involving a caravan in Collyhurst Road, Manchester.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire and had dealt with the incident within 30 minutes. No casualties were involved in the fire.
The cause of the fire was deliberate.
RTC – Flixton
At 7.23pm on Saturday, March 11, two crews from Sale and Altrincham and two technical and major rescue units from Ashton were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles in Brooklyn Avenue, Flixton.
Firefighters rescued one casualty from the collision and administered oxygen therapy.
Crews were in attendance until 8.45pm.
House fire – Rochdale
At 9.13pm on Saturday, March 11, three fire engines from Rochdale and Heywood were called to a house fire in Midhurst Street, Rochdale.
Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels to tackle a fire involving the ground floor of a mid-terraced property. Positive pressure ventilation fans were also used to clear smoke.
Carbon monoxide readings were taken at the property and also at six neighbouring houses and occupants of two adjacent properties were advised to attend hospital after showing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. They did not attend hospital.
Crews were at the scene for three hours.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Kitchen fire – Salford
At 9.47pm on Saturday, March 11, three crews from Manchester Central and Broughton were called to a fire in a flat in Devonshire Street, Salford.
A pan of food on a cooker had been left unattended and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke and crews were at the incident for 30 minutes.
The cause of the fire was accidental.