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Incidents overnight - Oct 3/Oct 4, 2016

Borough: All

Incident Date: 04 October 2016

Road traffic collision – M62

At 9.24pm on Monday (Oct 3) two fire engines from Heywood and Rochdale, along with the major rescue unit and technical response unit from Leigh, attended a road traffic collision on the M62 eastbound between junctions 20-21.

This was a road traffic collision involving two cars and firefighters used stabilising and cutting equipment to extricate one casualty, who was left in the care of the ambulance service. Firefighters were at the incident for 40 minutes.

Caravan fire – Radcliffe

At 11.36pm on Monday (Oct 3) two fire engines from Whitefield and Broughton were called to a caravan fire in Buckley Street, Radcliffe.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. The crew was on scene for about 40 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation

House fire – Manchester

At 12.36am on Tuesday (Oct 4) a crew from Philips Park and two crews from Gorton were called to a house fire in Hovis Street, Manchester.

On arrival, crews were met with a fire involving a television and an oil heater on the ground floor of a house and wearing breathing apparatus, they used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Watch Manager Huw Crosby said: “The resident of the property suffered burns and required first aid after she had escaped from the property through a window. She alerted neighbours to the fire and they rang the fire service and then attempted to extinguish the fire themselves.

“When our crews arrived they led the Good Samaritan neighbours to safety and checked the property. Two children were also safely out of the house.

“The fire was contained to the back room and downstairs of the property where it is believed the fire started accidentally, involving a fuel heater. The rest of the property was smoke logged.”

The ambulance service was also in attendance.

Wheelie bin fires – Heywood

At 1.11am on Tuesday (Oct 4) three crews from Bury and Heywood were called to a building fire in Bury New Road, Heywood.

On arrival, firefighters dealt with a fire involving four wheelie bins at the side of a building using a hose reel. The fire caused heat damage to two windows on the gable end. Firefighters spent about 25 minutes at the scene.

It is believed the most likely cause of the fire is deliberate.

Last update: 04/10/2016 08:40:29
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