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Incident Date: 31 August 2016
Over the last 24 hours, from around 8am on Tuesday, August 30, to around 8am today, Wednesday, August 31, there have been around 140 emergency calls made to North West Fire Control for Greater Manchester. This includes duplicate calls.
The most significant incidents are below:
At 12.40pm on Tuesday, August 30, two fire engines, from Hindley and Atherton, along with a Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit, were called to reports of a collision on Chorley Road, Westhoughton.
On arrival crew members found that a collision involving two vehicles had occurred, resulting in one vehicle overturning and leaving a woman trapped.
Firefighters released the woman from the overturned vehicle before she was seen to by paramedics.
A woman had self-rescued from the other vehicle prior to arrival of firefighters and was also attended to by paramedics.
Firefighters made the scene safe before leaving and were in attendance for around 25 minutes.
Middleton house fire
At 3.05pm on Tuesday, August 30, a man and woman were taken to hospital by paramedics following a fire at their home in Middleton.
Three fire engines, from Whitefield, Chadderton and Blackley, were called to reports of a house fire in King Street and on arrival found that a fire has occurred involving a chip pan, and was by that time out.
They used a positive pressure fan to remove smoke from the property and a 79-year-old woman and 80-year-old man were taken to hospital for precautionary checks.
Firefighters were at the address for 25 minutes.
Heywood water incident
At 4.31pm on Tuesday, August 30, fire crews were called to Omrod Road in Heywood to reports of a person falling into the water.
Fire engines from Rochdale and Chadderton were joined by a Water Incident Unit at the incident with a man being brought to safety by firefighters using specialist equipment, including inflatable rescue paths.
Paramedics were also in attendance and they looked after the casualty.
Firefighters were at the incident for approximately one hour.
At 8.39pm on Tuesday, August 30, two fire engines were sent to reports of a collision along with a Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit.
The collision involved two vehicles and happened at the junction of Moss Lane East and Hulme High Street.
Firefighters released a man from one of the vehicles by removing the roof from the car. The casualty was then handed over to paramedics.
Crew members were at the incident for around 50 minutes.
Salford house fire
At 8.57pm on Tuesday, August 30, three fire engines, from Broughton and Manchester Central, were sent to reports of a house fire on King Street, Higher Broughton.
The fire involved a fridge freezer on the first-floor of the three-storey semi-detached house and firefighters put it out wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reels.
Firefighters were at the incident for around one hour and 50 minutes.
At 8.57pm on Tuesday, August 30, three fire engines were sent to Ashfield Road in Cheadle following reports of a fire involving rubbish against a wooden panel of a building.
Firefighters used a hose reel to put out the fire, along with a thermal imaging camera, and they were at the incident for around 35 minutes.
At 12.59am this morning, Wednesday, August 31, two fire engines from Farnworth were sent to reports of a fire in Loxham Street, Bolton.
The fire involved a bin compound at a commercial property and firefighters used a hose reel to put it out.
They were at the address for around 15 minutes.
At 5.24am this morning, Wednesday, August 31, three fire engines, from Wythenshawe and Stockport, were called to a fire in Longley Lane.
The fire involved a quantity of rubbish within a single container at a refuse treatment plant.
Firefighters used a hose reel to put out the fire and were at the incident for around 30 minutes.