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Overnight incidents - 5.30pm Thursday, May 11, and 8.30am Friday, May 12

Borough: All

Incident Date: 12 May 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Thursday, May 11, and 8.30am on Friday, May 12, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 82 incidents.

Read about five fires we attended below:

 

Moorland fire – Stalybridge

AT 6.15pm four crews from Ashton, Gorton, Mossley and Bury, two wildfire units from Stalybridge and Bury and command units from Rochdale were called to a moorland fire off Brushes Road, Stalybridge.

Crews have been using specialist forced air units in challenging conditions to fight the fire, measured at approximately 0.5km square.

Before darkness fell crews kept the fire away from nearby properties.

Residents are asked to keep their doors and windows closed to stop any smoke entering their houses, and to not travel in the immediate area.

Firefighters are still on the scene.

Update - 9.05am

The fire is now out and firefighters are leaving the scene.

 

Outbuilding fire – Salford

THREE crews from Manchester Central and Salford were called to a fire at a derelict building on Eccles New Road, Salford, at 8.11pm on Thursday, May 11.

On arrival crews found an outbuilding on fire and used three hose reels, four breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera, a specialist fan and lighting to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately two hours.

 

Garage fire – Denton

AT 8.39pm on Thursday, May 11, three crews from Whitehill, Stockport and Hollins were called to a fire at a house on Pine Grove, Denton.

On arrival crews found a fire involving a garage and the roof of an extension and used four breathing apparatus, four hose reels, breaking in gear, a ladder and two thermal imaging cameras to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire was deliberate.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

 

Kitchen fire – Whitefield

THREE crews from Broughton, Whitefield and Blackley were called to a fire in a first floor flat on Bury Old Road, Whitefield, at 8.56pm on Thursday, May 11.

On arrival crews found a fire in the kitchen of the flat and used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish it.

Whitefield Watch Manager John Van Geffen said: “Please keep your cooking equipment clean as a build-up of fat or grease can easily catch fire.

“Also, please make sure all the rings on your electric hob are turned off before turning off the mains to avoid any accidents when you switch it back on.”

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 40 minutes.

 

Car fire – Stockport

AT 11.44pm on Thursday, May 11, three crews from Whitehill, Ashton and Withington were called to a fire on Fir Tree Avenue, Stockport.

On arrival crews found a fire involving a car, fence and bins and used two hose reels and two breathing apparatus to extinguish it.

Whitehill Watch Manager Rebecca Edmundson said: “If you smoke please make sure you put your cigarette is completely put out, as if not they can easily start a fire.”

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour.

 

Last update: 12/05/2017 09:06:15
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