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Incident Date: 02 September 2016
GMFRS received 165 emergency calls in 24 hours between 8am yesterday and this morning. Here is a summary of some of the incidents we attended…
Flat fire in Droylsden: At 8.30am on Thursday, September 1, we were called to a fire in a ground floor flat on Fairfield Avenue, Droylsden. Firefighters used six breathing kits, two hose reels and a ventilation fan to bring the fire under control. The incident was attended by three fire engines from Philips Park and Ashton-under-Lyne and crew were at the scene for two hours.
Openshaw house fire: We were called at 12.16pm to a fire on Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, where roof timbers in a three-storey house were on fire. Firefighters put the fire out using a hose reel, thermal image camera and a 19-metre ladder. One casualty was treated by ambulance staff at the scene, suffering with shock. Crew from Philips Park and Ashton-under-Lyne were at the scene for one hour.
Waste fire in Stretford: At 3.56pm we were called to a fire on Chester Road, Stretford, involving 20 tonnes of non-recyclable household waste. Firefighters used an on-site digger to turn the waste over and three jets to put the fire out. The crew from Stretford, Altrincham and Salford remained at the scene for some time to ensure the area was safe and the fire was out.
Newton Heath kitchen blaze: We were called at 6.06pm to a first floor flat on Averill Street, Newton Heath, Manchester, where there was a fire in the kitchen. Firefighters used two breathing kits, a hose reel and a ventilation fan to put the fire out and clear the smoke. One casualty was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Crew from Philips Park and two engines from Manchester Central attended and were at the scene for around 30 minutes.
Mill fire in Middleton: At 6.48pm we were called to a fire on the fourth floor of a derelict mill on Townley Street, Middleton. Firefighters from Blackley, Chadderton and Heywood attended and used two breathing kits and a hose reel in putting the fire out. They were there for 50 minutes.
Radcliffe road traffic collision: We were called at 7.33pm to a road traffic collision on Coronation Road, Radcliffe. The incident involved two vehicles and one casualty was rescued by firefighters using hearth kit and other specialist equipment. The incident was attended by fire engines from Whitefield and Salford and a technical response unit and major rescue unit from Ashton-under-Lyne. We were there for 40 minutes.
Bin fire in Gorton: At 11.59pm we were called to an incident on Froxmer Street, Gorton, where a large number of bins were on fire. On arriving at the scene firefighters from Gorton found around 200 wheelie bins had been involved in the fire in an industrial yard. Crew used one jet and two hose reels and spent 55 minutes at the scene.