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Overnight incidents - January 11 to January 12, 2017

Borough: All

Incident Date: 22 January 2018

Outbuilding Fire in Oldham

AT 6.38pm on Wednesday, January 11, four fires engines, two from Oldham, one from Chadderton, one from Hollins and the Command Support Unit and a support fire engine from Hyde responded to an outbuilding fire on Lower Edge Avenue in Oldham.

The fire was thought to have been caused by a faulty tumble drier with crews using two breathing apparatus, three hose reels and one thermal imagining camera to tackle it.

Crews remained on the scene for 90 minutes and would like to remind people to take care when using electrical appliances. For more information on kitchen safety please click below:


House Fire in Oldham

SHORLTLY after 12.30am on Thursday, January 12, two fire engines from Oldham and Chadderton responded to a call on Leamington Street in Oldham.

On arrival crews used a door ram, two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to tackle the fire. It is believed the cause of the fire was deliberate, with a flare having been put through the letterbox.  

Fire damage was minimal and contained to a small area in the property, there were no casualties resulting from the flare. Crews were in attendance for forty minutes.

Last update: 12/01/2017 08:47:54
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