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Incident Date: 12 April 2017
BETWEEN 5.30pm on Tuesday, April 11, and 8.30am Wednesday, April 12, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 140 calls and attended 69 incidents.
Here are some incidents firefighters attended:
Moorland fire – Littleborough
AT 17.54 pm on Tuesday, April 11, eight fire engines and two wildfire units attended a moorland fire near Swaindrod Lane in Littleborough.
The fire was well alight when crews arrived, with firefighters using beaters, forced air units and two hose reels to reduce the scale of the fire. By the time daylight began to fade the fire had been brought under and all firefighters had retreated off of the moorland.
The scene was checked again when the sun came up and the incident was closed after around 12 hours of attendance.
House fire – Vermont Gardens
AT 18.34pm on Tuesday, April 11, three fire engines from Stockport, Cheadle and Wilmslow were called to a house fire in Vermont Gardens, Cheadle Hulme.
The fire began after a discarded cigarette set a plastic air brick bent alight at the rear of the property and firefighters were required to use one hose reel to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters remained at the scene for around 40 minutes.
Garage fire – Platt Bridge
AT 23.14pm, on Tuesday, April 11, three fire engines from Hindley, Leigh and Skelmersdale were called to garage fire in Platt Bridge.
On arrival crews found 9 cars were on fire within the car garage and used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, two ventilation fans and one thermal imaging camera to bring it under control.
Firefighters were in attendance for three hours.