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Weekend incidents - Friday, February 3 to Monday, February 6, 2017

Borough: All

Incident Date: 06 February 2017

Between the hours of 5.30pm on Friday February 3, and 8.30am on Monday February 6, 2017, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 387 calls and were mobilised to 223 incidents. The below may be of interest.

 

Friday January 3, 2017

Road Traffic Collision – Bolton

THREE crews from Bolton Central and Bolton North along with the technical rescue unit and major rescue unit from Leigh attended a road traffic collision on Halliwell Road in Bolton.

Firefighters used shoring, stabilisation, timber, lighting and cutting equipment to free six casualties, who were then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Crews were on the scene for two hours and 35 minutes.

 

Kitchen fire – Lees

AT 10.56pm on Friday February 3, 2017, three crews from Oldham and Chadderton attended a fire in flat on New Street, Lees.

Firefighters rescued one individual from the flat, and used a hose reel, two breathing apparatus and a positive pressure fan to extinguish the blaze.

Crews would like to remind people to take care when cooking: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/safety_in_kitchen/

Firefighters were in attendance for approximately 35 minutes.

 

Saturday February 4, 2017

Garage fire – Rochdale

THREE crews from Rochdale and Littleborough were called to an incident on Shawclough Way, Rochdale, at 0.46am on Saturday February 4.

On arrival, crews found a car on fire on a driveway, with the fire having spread to a detached garage.

Crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reels and breaking in gear to extinguish the fire, and were in attendance for forty minutes.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

 

Building fire – Ashton

AT 6.05pm on February 4, 2017, three crews from Ashton, Hollins and Oldham attended a fire on Smallshaw Lane, Ashton.

On arrival crews found a large quantity of rubbish on fire inside a car port which had spread to a nearby property.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, a positive pressure fan and a short extension ladder to bring the fire under control, and were in attendance for approximately one hour.

The cause of fire is believed to be accidental.

 

Sunday February 5, 2017

Road traffic collision – Manchester

TWO crews from Blackley and Broughton along with a technical rescue unit from Ashton attended a road traffic collision between a car and a van on Torcross Road, Manchester, at 12.24pm on Sunday February 5, 2017.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof from one vehicle and removed one casualty from a vehicle using a long board.

The two other casualties were taken to hospital.

Crews were on the scene for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

 

Terrace fire – Rochdale

AT 10.08pm on Sunday, February 5, three crews from Rochdale and Heywood attended a fire at a mid-terrace on Holburn Street, Rochdale.

Crews found a fire involving an electric water heater and used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, a positive pressure fan and breaking in gear to bring the fire under control.

Firefighters were on the scene for fifty minutes.

Last update: 06/02/2017 08:39:54
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