Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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Incident Date: 01 September 2016
GMFRS received 191 emergency calls between 8.30am on Wednesday, August 31 and 8.30am on Thursday, September 1. Here is a summary of some of the incidents we attended:
Road traffic collision in Horwich: We were called at 12.57pm to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on Victoria Road, Horwich. Firefighters released one casualty, using hydraulic cutting gear, stabilisation equipment, a hearth kit and saw. Another person self-rescued before crews arrived on scene. The incident was attended by fire engines from Bolton and Horwich and a technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh and they were there for 90 minutes.
Wigan building fire: At 5.35pm we were called to a fire involving the ground floor of a three-storey building on Mesnes Park Terrace in Wigan. Firefighters used two jets, a nine-metre ladder, six breathing kits and three hose reels. There were two casualties who were treated by the ambulance service. The incident was attended by four fire engines from Wigan, Atherton and Hindley and GMFRS remains on scene liaising with Greater Manchester Police about the cause.
Caravan fire in Radcliffe: We were called to a caravan fire at Brookbottom Road, Radcliffe at 8.30pm. Two hose reels were used by crew from Bury and Whitefield, who remained at the scene for 25 minutes.
Leigh flat fire: At 11.17pm we were called to a fire involving a window frame of a ground floor flat on Hope Carr Road, Leigh. Crew from Atherton, Hindley and Leigh used a hose reel to put the fire out and were there for 25 minutes.
Containers on fire in Royton: We were called at 2.36am to Moss Lane, Royton, where there was a fire involving two large containers housing timber and building materials in a commercial premises. Firefighters from Oldham and Chadderton used two hose reels and a ultra-high pressure lance to put the fire out. They were at the scene for two hours.