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Incident Date: 14 May 2017
Garage fire – Wigan
At 5.08am on Sunday, May 14, crews from Hindley and Wigan were called to a fire in Croal Avenue, Wigan.
Firefighters used hose reels to extinguish rubbish inside a garage, which was in a block of eight used as storage.
Crews dealt with the fire in 20 minutes, and the cause was deliberate.
Kitchen fire – Manchester
At 12.42pm on Sunday, May 14, crews from Gorton and Ashton were called to a fire in Pinnington Road, Manchester.
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a fire in the kitchen of a terraced house. High pressure fans were used to clear smoke.
Two casualties were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics and one dog was given oxygen therapy by the fire service. Crews were at the scene until 2.10pm. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Kitchen fire – Heywood
At 12.50pm on Sunday, May 14, two crews from Heywood were called to a fire in Egerton Street, Heywood.
The caller reported a smoke alarm sounding and dogs barking from the property.
On arrival, firefighters got into the house via a kitchen window and found a pan of food on a cooker in a terraced property had caught on fire. They extinguished it and also rescued two dogs from the house and cleared smoke with high pressure fans.
The resident was not in the property at the time of the incident.
Crews were at the scene for 30 minutes and the cause of the fire was accidental.
Kitchen fire – Manchester
At 2.52pm on Sunday, May 14, crews from Moss Side was called to a fire in Stanworth Close, Manchester.
A fire involving a cooker grill in the kitchen of a mid-terraced property was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus with a hose reel. The fire was contained the kitchen and high pressure fans were used to clear smoke from the building.
Fire crews administered first aid to one casualty suffering burns to the hand, arm, foot and ankle, caused when she had attempted to remove the grill pan.
Crews left the scene at 3.40pm. The cause of the fire was accidental – started when the resident left the grill on.
Building fire – Leigh
At 3.20pm on Sunday, May 14, three crews from Farnworth, Wigan and Atherton were called to a fire in Grasmere Street, Leigh.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a fire involving rubbish inside a derelict health centre.
Crews were at the scene until about 5pm.
The cause of the fire was deliberate.