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Incident Date: 13 May 2017
Kitchen fire – Old Trafford
At 9.59am on Saturday, May 13, three crews from Manchester Central and Moss Side were called to a house fire in Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford.
Firefighters arrived and discovered a fire the kitchen of a mid-terraced property. A pressure cooker on a hob had been left unattended by the resident and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish it. The fire was contained to the kitchen. High pressure vans were used to clear smoke.
No one was involved in the incident.
Crews were at the scene for 30 minutes. The cause of the fire was accidental.
House fire – Timperley
At 1.04pm on Saturday, May 13, three crews from Altrincham and Wythenshawe were called to a house fire in Lorraine Road, Timperley.
Fire crews arrived to find a smouldering fire in the first floor bedroom of a semi-detached house. The fire was caused by a lit candle being left on the bedroom windowsill unattended.
The family living in the property was alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm and attempted to extinguish it using a garden hose reel before firefighters arrived. Damage was caused to the bed and mattress and two people were treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation. High pressure fans were used to clear smoke from the property.
Crews were at the scene for one hour. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Station Manager Mark Wilson, Altrincham, said: “This is timely reminder to residents to never leave candles unattended – especially on window sills near flammable materials like curtains, decorative items and bed linen.
“Whilst attempting to tackle a fire yourself may seem like a good idea at the time, it can be very dangerous and we would never want a member of the public to put themselves in harm’s way. At this incident, a man suffered a minor burn and was treated for smoke inhalation as a result of trying to extinguish the fire.
“If you discover a fire, close the door of the room if you are able to, get out, stay out, and dial 999 to get the fire service out.”
Building fire – Stockport
At 5.07pm on Saturday, May 13, crews from Whitehill, Gorton and Stockport were called to a building fire in Gorton Road, Stockport.
The fire involved an external air conditioning unit at the back of the property and firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.
Crews were at the scene for 45 minutes. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Outbuilding fire – Manchester
At 7.21pm on Saturday, May 13, two crews from Wythenshawe were called to a fire in an outbuilding in Tuffley Road, Manchester.
A fire in an outbuilding spread to a neighbouring outbuilding and the rear of two other properties, namely sheds.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots. One casualty suffered burns and was treated at the scene by the fire service.
Crews were at the incident for 45 minutes.
The fire was accidental, and started when a bonfire became out of control.
RTC – Horwich
At 10.44pm on Saturday, May 13, crews from Horwich and Chorley, the technical response and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision at the junction of Crown Lane and Butterwick Fields, Horwich.
Two vehicles were involved in the collision and crews used stabilising and specialist rescue equipment to rescue two casualties.
Crews were at the scene until just after midnight.