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Overnight incidents - Thursday, April 20

Borough: All

Incident Date: 20 April 2017

Between 5.30pm on Wednesday, April 19, and 8.30am on Thursday, April 20, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 89 calls and attended 47 incidents.

Below are two incidents crews attended: 


Scrap car fire – Oldham

AT 9.08pm, on Wednesday, April 19, three fire engines from Oldham and Hollins attended a fire in Groby Street, Oldham.

When firefighters arrived they found six scrap cars well alight in the yard of a mill on the street. To put the fire out they used one hose reel and two jets.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour 45 minutes.


Wheelie bin fire – Manchester

AT 9.41pm, on Wednesday, April 19, three fire engines from Moss Side, Withington and Salford were called to a wheelie bin fire in Demesne Road, Manchester.

When the firefighters arrived the fire had begun to spread from the wheelie bin to the adjacent semi-detached house. To bring the fire under control firefighters used one hose reel and a ventilation fan.

A casualty was treated at the scene, by a fire service trauma technician, for smoke inhalation, before paramedics arrived and carried out further checks. The casualty did not require hospital treatment.

Firefighters remained in attendance for one hour and 15 minutes.

Last update: 20/04/2017 08:10:48
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