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Overnight incidents - Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17

Borough: All

Incident Date: 17 March 2017

Between 5.30pm on Thursday, March 16, and 8.30am on Friday, March 17, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 69 calls and attended 36 incidents.

Here are details of some incidents firefighters attended: 


Eletrical Fire - Leigh

AT 6.44pm, two fire engines, one from Hindley and one from Atherton, were called to an electrical fire in a ground floor flat in Railway Road, Leigh.

Firefighters arrived to find an electrical fuse box on fire and wearing breathing apparatus, they used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

There were no reported casualties at the fire and crews remained on the scene for 30 minutes.


House fire – Prestwich

AT precisely 7.54pm, three fire engines, from Whitefield, Broughton and Agecroft attended a fire at the back of a house in Prestwich Park Road South, Prestwich.

On arrival firefighters found a small fire originating from wheelie bins at the back of the property and used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish it.

There were no casualties at the fire and crews remained on the scene for 70 minutes.


Road Traffic Collision – Oldham

AT 10.11pm, two fire engines from Oldham as well as the Major Rescue Unit and Technical Response Unit from Ashton were called to a road traffic collision involving two cars in Lees Road, Oldham.

Firefighters arrived to find one casualty trapped in their car and used cutting equipment to free them.

Once released the casualty was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Firefighters were at the scene for 75 minutes.

Last update: 17/03/2017 09:33:44
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