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Incidents overnight Oct 17-18

Borough: All

Incident Date: 18 October 2016

Vehicle fire – Cheadle Hulme

At 6.15pm on Monday (Oct 17) a crew from Cheadle was called to a vehicle fire in Parkfield Road, Cheadle Hulme.

The vehicle was on the driveway of a property and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. Thermal imaging cameras were also used.

The crew was at the scene for 50 minutes.

The cause of the fire was accidental, by electrical.


Kitchen fire – Bury

At 6.17pm on Monday (Oct 17) crews from Bury, Whitefield and Ramsbottom were called to a kitchen fire in a detached house in Trimingham Drive, Bury.

The resident of the property was using expanding foam to build a set and a build-up of vapour from the foam resulted in an explosion.

The male resident was thrown backwards into a wall and suffered burns to his leg. Two adults and four children were out of the property when firefighters arrived.

Steve Wilcock, Watch Manager at Bury, said: “When we arrived the house was heavily smoke logged and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a small fire in the kitchen.”

Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke and crews administered first aid to the man, who went to hospital.

WM Wilcock added: “Expanding foam is very flammable and we would urge people to ensure if they are using flammable materials, make sure the area is well ventilated and follow instructions on best use.”

Crews were at the scene until 7.45pm and the cause of the fire was accidental.


Tuesday, Oct 18

RTC – Bury

At 5.29am on Tuesday (Oct 18) crews from Bury and Whitefield were called to a road traffic collision at the junction of Parkhills Road and Market Street, Bury.

This was a two-vehicle collision and firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue one casualty who was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The crew was at the scene for 1 hour.

Last update: 18/10/2016 08:56:18
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