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Overnight incidents - Tuesday, August 23 to Wednesday, August 24

Borough: All

Incident Date: 24 August 2016

In the last 24 hours – from around 8am on Tuesday, August 23 to 8am this morning, Wednesday, August 24 - North West Fire Control has received around 200 calls for Greater Manchester.  

This includes duplicate calls and the most significant incidents are highlighted below:

Rochdale fire 

At 1.16pm on Tuesday, August 23, three fire engines from Oldham, Littleborough and Rochdale were called to a property on Whitworth Road.

The incident involved an electrical consumer unit on the ground floor and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a positive pressure fan.

North West Electricity also attended the incident and firefighters were at the address for approximately six hours.

Manchester collision

Two fire engines from Gorton were called out at 4pm on Tuesday, August 23, following reports of a collision on Hyde Road.

On arrival at the address firefighters discovered that a car had collided with a shop front resulting in a gas mains being ruptured.

Crew used dammit paste to stem the leak until National Grid arrived

Radcliffe fire

Three fire engines, from Whitefield and Farnworth, were called at 4.04pm on Tuesday, August 23, following reports of a fire involving timber cladding on a garage on Ainsworth Road.

Firefighters used a hose reel and a thermal image camera at the incident and were there for just over 30 minutes.

Manchester Kitchen fires

At 5pm on Tuesday, August 23, three fire engines, from Stretford, Sale and Withington were called to a kitchen fire on Edge Lane.

The fire involved the hob in the kitchen and firefighters used a positive pressure fan to remove smoke from the house.

A 90-year-old woman suffered from slight effects of smoke and was treated by a GMFRS Trauma Technician.

Firefighters were at the incident for around 30 minutes.

At 8.43pm three fire engines, from Manchester Central and Philips Park, were called to Piccard Close.

The fire involved the kitchen of a mid-terraced house and firefighters used a hose reel and a positive pressure fan.

Firefighters were on scene for just under one hour.

Salford tyre fire

At 8.10pm on Tuesday, August 23, reports of a fire in Duchy Road, Salford, were made to North West Fire Control.

The fire involved a quantity of tyres on open land and two fire engines from Salford attended the incident and put out the fire using jets and a hose reel.

Firefighters were at the address for approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Atherton house fire

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, August 24, three engines were called to reports of a house fire in Devonshire Road.

Firefighters from Atherton, Hindley and Leigh attended the incident and tackled the fire which involved a sofa inside the house. They wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel to tackle the fire.

Two people were out of the house when crew arrived. They were treated by paramedics and went to hospital.

The cause of the fire is being investigated and firefighters were at the incident for just under one hour.

Whitefield house fire

On Wednesday, August 24, at 12.17am three fire engines, from Whitefield, Broughton and Bury were called to reports of a house fire in Mansion Avenue.

The fire involved a bedroom and is thought to have started accidentally by an electric blanket.

Firefighters used a hose reel and positive pressure fan and were at the address for one hour.

Three adults were out of the house when crew arrived and a 57-year-old woman was treated by a GMFRS Trauma Technician for the effects of smoke. 

Last update: 24/08/2016 09:08:26
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