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Incident Date: 21 November 2016
Below is a round-up of the most notable incidents from the weekend (Friday, November 18 (17.00hrs) to Monday, November 21 (08.00hrs) –
Friday, November 18
Flue of a bio Mass Heating System fire, Stockport
At 19.20hrs, three fire engines from Gorton, Whitehill and Stockport attended a fire in Penny Lane in Stockport. The fire involving the flue of a bio mass heating system was tackled using one jet, one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera. Crews were on the scene for two and a half hours. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Road Traffic Collision, M6 junction 23-24
At 23.24hrs, two fire engines from Wigan, the major and technical rescue unit from Leigh and the environmental protection unit from Bury attended a road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle carrying fuel. There was a fuel spillage between J23-24 and was contained by fire crews. Two fire engines from Merseyside Fire and Rescue also attended. Crews were there for around 35 minutes.
Saturday, November 19
Electric Heater Fire, Rochdale
At 04.27hrs, three fire engines from Rochdale and Littleborough attended a fire in Entwistle Road in Rochdale. The fire involved an electric heater. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation unit to control the fire. North West Ambulance Service also attended for precautionary checks. Crews were on the scene for 55 minutes. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Road Traffic Collision, M6 junction 24-25
At 07.28hrs three fire engines from Wigan and Skelmersdale fire station attended a road traffic collision involving three vehicles on the M6 Northbound between J24-25. Crews were on the scene for one hour and attended to a casualty before they were taken to hospital by North West Ambulance Service.
Vehicle Fire, Oldham
At 22.26hrs, a fire engine from Oldham station attended three vehicles on fire in a carpark of a commercial premises in Milne Street in Oldham. The fire had spread to two other vehicles, causing heat and scorch damage. Firefighters were in attendance for an hour.
Commercial property fire, Gorton
Full information on this fire can be found as a separate news release - http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/updates/incidents/commercial-property-fire-gorton-november-20-2016/
Sunday, November 20
Large mechanical digger fire, Failsworth
At 00.54hrs, two fire engines from Chadderton and Hollins attended a large mechanical digger on fire, off Medlock Road in Failsworth. Crews using breathing apparatus and one hose reel extinguished the fire. They were on the scene for 50 minutes.
Large bin fire, Atherton
At 03.04hrs, three fire engines from Atherton, Hindley and Leigh attended a fire involving a settee in a bin compound in George Street in Atherton. Firefighters used one hose reel to bring the fire under control and were at the scene for 45 minutes. The cause was deliberate.
House fire, Failsworth
At 04.02hrs, three fire engines attended a fire in Hobson Street in Failsworth. The fire, in a mid-terraced domestic property was brought under control using two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and one positive pressure ventilation fan.
Chip pan fire, Little Hulton
At 04.08hrs, three fire engines from Farnworth and Bolton Central attended a fire in Ladywell Grove, Little Hulton. The fire involving a chip pan in the kitchen of a semi-detached property was out when crews arrived, but a positive pressure ventilation unit was used to clear the smoke. Oxygen therapy was given to three casualties by fire service personnel. Crews were at the scene for 40 minutes. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Domestic building fire, Manchester
At 13.26hrs, three fire engines from Rochdale, Broughton and Salford attended a domestic building fire in Piccard Close, Manchester. On arrival crews found the fire involving a large quantity of rubbish on the ground floor. Crews used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish the fire. They were on the scene for 45 minutes. The cause of the fire was deliberate.
Cooking fire, Urmston
At 13.29hrs, fire engines from Sale, Eccles and Moss Side attended a fire involving a rotisserie oven at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Golden Way, Urmston. Fire crews used a hearth kit, thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. Crews were on the scene for 55 minutes. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Commercial building fire, Manchester
At 14.35hrs, three fire engines from Moss Side and Gorton attended a commercial building fire in Higher Ardwick in Manchester. Crews found a fire involving knitwear and cardboard packaging on the first floor of a building. Crews used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire and were there for one hour. Cause currently unknown but most likely linked to smoking materials.
Derelict building fire, Stockport
At 18.28hrs, three fire engines from Stockport, Whitehill and Offerton attended a derelict flat fire in Middle Hillgate in Stockport. Crews used four breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance for one hour and forty five minutes. The cause of the fire was deliberate.
Cooking fire, Prestwich
At 19.07hrs, two fire engines from Broughton and Whitefield attended a building fire in Rectory Lane in Prestwich. Crews found a fire involving food in an electric oven and used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire and were on the scene for 45 minutes. The cause of the fire was accidental.
Church fire, Walkden
Full information on this fire can be found as a separate news release - http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/updates/incidents/church-building-fire-worsley-sunday-november-20/