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Incidents - Saturday, November 5

Borough: All

Incident Date: 05 November 2016

Please find below a selection of incidents that took place on Saturday, November 5. Incidents that took place between 5pm and midnight were tweeted live on this day, so please look to our Twitter feed @manchesterfire for further information.

House fire - Oldham
At 12.22am on Saturday (Nov 5) three fire engines from Hollins, Ashton under Lyne and Rochdale were called to a property fire in Cranbrook Street, Oldham.
A smoke alarm had alerted residents to the fire, and the property was safely evacuated.
Firefighters found a fire in the loft space of a mid-terraced property involving a mattress. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and high pressured fans to extinguish the fire and ventilate the house. Properties either side were also checked for fire spread.
The fire was contained to the room in which it started and little damage was caused to the rest of the house.
Fire crews spent one hour at the scene.
The cause of the fire was accidental – believed to have started when a mattress and bedding was left too close to an electric lightbulb heat source, causing a fire to start.

Large bonfire – Woodford
At 2.34am on Saturday (Nov 5) five fire engines from Poynton, Gorton, Cheadle, Offerton, Whitehill and an aerial ladder platform from Whitehill, attended a large unsupervised bonfire in Chester Road, Woodford.
Firefighters used hose reels, ground monitors and branches to bring the fire under control and extinguish it.
In total, crews were in attendance for five hours.
The cause of the fire was accidental.

RTC – Urmston
At 8.50am on Saturday (Nov 5) two fire engines from Stretford and Sale and the technical response unit from Ashton under Lyne were called to a road traffic collision at the junction of Kingsway Park and Barton Road, in Urmston.
Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment and stabilising equipment to rescue one casualty, who was taken to hospital by ambulance, and make the vehicle safe.
The crews were in attendance for 35 minutes.

Derelict property fire – Atherton
At 11.45am on Saturday (Nov 5) three fire engines from Hindley, Atherton and Leigh were called to a fire involving a derelict property in Formby Avenue, Athertone.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and positive pressure ventilation fans to clear smoke.
The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Garage fire – Flixton
At 6.51pm on Saturday (Nov 5) three fire engines from Stretford, Eccles and Sale were called to a building fire in Ullswater Road, Flixton.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and jets to extinguish a fire involving the garage of a detached property. Ladders, small tools, high pressured fans and thermal imaging cameras were also used and the crews were on scene for three hours.
The fire was started accidentally by a plumber soldering pipework.

Fire in vacant building – Kearsley
At 6.49pm on Saturday (Nov 5) two crews from Bolton Central and Farnworth were called to a fire in Melville Road, Kearsley.
The fire involved furniture in a room of an unoccupied care home. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to bring the fire under control.
Crews were in attendance until 8pm.
The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Large fire in the open – Manchester
At 7.39pm on Saturday (Nov 5) two fire engines from Manchester Central were called to a fire in Talgarth Road, Manchester.
A large quantity of rubbish, including tyres and wood, was on fire at the rear of a derelict pub.
Crews used jets and hose reels to extinguish the fire in just under one hour.
The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Flat fire – Stockport
At 7.44pm on Saturday (Nov 5) three crews from Stockport, Offerton and Withington were called to a fire in Basil Street, Heaton Norris.
Crews were met with a fire in a ground floor flat. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire and fans to clear smoke.
The bedroom of the flat was destroyed by fire and light smoke damage caused to the rest of the flat.
Crews were on scene for about one hour.
The cause of the fire was deliberate and police have arrested an individual.

Shed fire – Ashton-in-Makerfield
At 8.14pm on Saturday (Nov 5) two crews from Wigan and Hindley were called to a fire in Dovedale Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield.
A fire involving a shed, four fence panels and guttering of a semi-detached property was extinguished by firefighters using two hose reels. Crews also treated one casualty for smoke inhalation who declined hospital care.
Crews were at the scene for 30 minutes.
It is believed a firework started the fire.

House fire – Salford
At 8.17pm on Saturday (Nov 5) three fire engines from Salford and Broughton were called to a fire in Wentworth Avenue, Salford.
The fire involved a conservatory, back bedroom and rear of a house and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Gas and electricity supply was also isolated and was badly damaged by the fire.
Fire crews were on the scene for two hours.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Garage fire – Ramsbottom
At 8.22pm on Saturday (Nov 5) two crews from Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall were called to a building fire in Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a detached garage in a builder’s yard.
Crews left the scene at about 10pm.
The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Derelict property on fire - Oldham
At 10.51pm on Saturday (Nov 5) crews from Hollins, Oldham, Stretford and the hydraulic platform were called to a fire in Newport Street, Oldham.
Firefighters used three hose reels to extinguish a fire involving the roof, ground and first floors of a derelict property.
Crews were on scene for 40 minutes.

RTC – M61
At 11.56pm on Saturday (Nov 5) crews from Horwich and Eccles and the technical rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision on the M61 southbound, between junctions 2 and 1.
Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to release one trapped adult by removing the roof using cutting equipment.
Crews were at the scene for 40 minutes.

Last update: 07/11/2016 09:38:48
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