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Incident Date: 19 August 2016
EIGHT houses were evacuated following a fire in Scotsforth Close, Hulme on Friday morning.
Firefighters were called at 1.29am after a burning plant pot had caused damage to an external gas supply.
A hose reel was used to put the fire out and two jets were laid to cover the area as a precaution, while a cordon was put in place. Two firefighers in breathing kits checked the house and surrounding area for gas readings, as National Grid representatives arrived on site. The gas supply was isolated and houses were evacuated as a precaution until the area was deemed safe to return. Firefighters were on scene for four hours.
In total GMFRS received 127 emergency calls between 5.30pm last night, August 18, and 8.20am this morning, August 19. Here are some other incidents of note:
We were called to a road traffic collision on Langham Road, Bowdon, Altrincham at 9.50pm on Thursday, August 18. Firefighters laid two covering jets for safety and remained at the scene for 50 minutes, before leaving the incident with Greater Manchester Police.
At 11.53pm on Thursday, August 18, we were called to a fire involving a pan of food on a cooker in a house on Rooley Moor Road, Rochdale. A fire service trauma technician worked alongside ambulance crew to tend to a casualty suffering from smoke inhalation. Firefighters used a hearth kit to make the cooker safe and remained on the scene for one hour and 40 minutes.
At 3.03am on Friday, August 19, we were called to a fire in the lounge of a mid-terrace house on Chatsworth Road, Stretford. Firefighters used two breathing kits and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke. The incident is still on ongoing, as of 8.45am, with crew damping down and working to make the area safe.