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Incident Date: 16 May 2017
BETWEEN 5.30pm on Monday 15, and 8.30am on Tuesday, May 16, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 133 calls and attended 51 incidents.
Read about some of the incidents we attended below:
Building fire – Droylsden
AT 19.16pm on Monday, May 15, three fire engines from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Staylbridge and Philips Park attended a building fire in Market Street, Droylsden.
On arrival fire fighters found two wheelie bins on fire within a stairwell. To extinguish the fire, firefighters used one hose reel, thermal imaging camera and ventilation fan.
The fire was thought to have been started deliberately and firefighters remained on the scene for fifty minutes.
Caravan fire – Rochdale
AT 19.54pm on Monday, May 15, two fire engines from Rochdale attended a caravan fire in Holmes Street, Rochdale.
On arrival firefighters found a six berth caravan well alight at the rear of a property. To extinguish the flames they used two hose reels, two breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera. The fire was thought to have been started deliberately.
Firefighters were in attendance for thirty five minutes.
House fire – Manchester
AT 22.55pm on Monday, May 15, three fire engines from Manchester Central and Broughton attended a bathroom fire in Rectory Road, Manchester.
On arrival firefighters found a burning candle had started the fire and used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a ventilation fan to extinguish it.
Two casualties were treated at the scene by ambulance staff with firefighters remaining on the scene for one hour.
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