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Incident Date: 27 August 2016
GMFRS received 233 emergency calls between 8.30am on Friday, August 26 and 8.30am on Saturday, August 27. Here is a summary of some of the incidents we attended:
At 1.06pm on Friday, August 26, three fire engines were called to Lester Street.
A fire had broken out involving a shower unit in the first-floor flat and one woman suffered from the effects of smoke and was treated by NWAS. Crew from Salford, Sale and Moss Side went to the incident and used a dry powder extinguisher and positive pressure fan to remove smoke from the flat.
Vehicle fire in Manchester
At 3.36pm on Friday, August 25, firefighters from Moss Side were called following reports of a vehicle fire in Burdith Avenue. Crew tackled the car fire wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel. The fire caused heat damage to two properties and police also attended the incident.
Road traffic collision in Delph
At 5.34pm on Friday August 26, we were called to a road traffic collision at The Sound, Delph, Oldham. Two vehicles were involved and two casualties were removed by firefighters using a hearth kit. Crew from Oldham and Rochdale attended and were there for 60 minutes.
Rubbish fire in Manchester
We were called at 5.57pm on Friday, August 26, to a fire on Kelso Place, Manchester. The fire involved rubbish in an outbuilding and all people were accounted for. Firefighters from Salford, Manchester Central, Stretford and Gorton attended an used one hose reel and one breathing kit to put the fire out. They were there for 30 minutes.
Tumbler drier blaze in Standish
At 6.07pm we were called to Barrowcroft Close, Standish, Wigan, where there was a fire involving a tumble dryer in a detached garage. Firefighters from Wigan used one hose reel, two breathing kits and a ventilation fan to deal with the fire and clear the smoke.
Garages on fire in Ashton-in-Makerfield
We were called at 4.42am on Saturday, August 27, to Downhall Green Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, where there was a fire involving two single storey garages. Crew from Wigan used two jets, lighting and breaking in gear to put the fire out and were on the scene for one hour and 40 minutes.