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Incident Date: 31 July 2017
BETWEEN 5.30pm on Monday, July 31 and 8.30am on Monday, August 1, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 53 incidents.
Read about three of these below, including one involving a chip pan.
Road traffic collision – Manchester
JUST after 5.30pm on 31 July, 2017, a fire engine from Blackley was called to a road traffic collision involving five vehicles in Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. Firefighter trauma technicians tended to a casualty before paramedics took over. Crews tackled a vehicle on fire and fuel that had spilled onto the road. Firefighters were in attendance for 45 minutes.
Dishwasher fire - Manchester
AT 7.01pm on July 31, three fire engines from Philips Park, Blackley and Hollins attended a call involving a dishwasher on fire in the kitchen of a terraced house at The Link in Manchester. Crews were on the scene for half an hour, and used a hose and breathing apparatus to put out the fire.
Electrical goods such as dishwashers can sometimes cause fires. Please make sure your smoke alarms are in working order and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for keeping your electrical items in good condition. Sometimes products are recalled because of faults. You can check for product recalls on the Electrical Safety First website: http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/
Building fire – Tameside
JUST before 3.15am on August 1, three fire engines from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hyde, and Hollins attended a building on fire in King Street in Dukinfield. On arrival, crews were faced with a fire in a first-floor flat. They used breathing apparatus, a hose reel, a thermal imaging camera, and a ventilation fan to bring the fire under control and clear smoke. The fire is believed to have been caused by a chip pan. Two people were taken to hospital with suspected splash burns and smoke inhalation. Crew were on the scene for just over an hour.
Please take care when using chip pans; don’t take the risk of being distracted or forgetting about it – always stay with the pan until you have finished cooking. For more information about safety in the kitchen, visit our website: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/safety_in_kitchen/