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Weekend incidents July 11, 2016

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 11 July 2016

Here is a brief rundown of incidents of note Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended this weekend, from the evening of, July 8 to Monday morning, July 11:

At 23.09 on Friday July 8, fire engines from Oldham, Hollins and Chadderton fire stations attended a building fire on Sefon Street in Chadderton. Crews bought the fire under control using four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and three positive pressure ventilation fans to extinguish the fire and were there for approximately two-and-a -half hours.

At 23.29, three fire engines from Manchester Central, Blackley and Philips Park fire stations attended an incident on Troydale Drive in Manchester. Crews used two hose reels to extinguish the fire and confirmed that there was no people in the building. Crews were at the scene for approximately 35 minutes.

At 00:23 on Saturday July 9 we were called to a fire involving a caravan on waste ground off Alan Turing Way, in east Manchester. We used one breathing kit and one hose reel to put the fire out. It was attended by a crew from Philips Park Fire Station.

At 01.56, one fire engine from Hollins, one from Oldham and one from Chadderton attended a commercial property fire on Manchester Road in Oldham. Crews used a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to put the fire out. Crews were on site for approximately three-and-a-half hours.

At 02.13, three fire engines from Rochdale and Heywood attended a fire on Pershore in Lower Fallinge, Rochdale. Crews found a chip pan fire and led one casualty to safety. Crews then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to ventilate the property. Crews were at the scene for 55 minutes.

At 18:54 three fire engines from Blackley, Philips Park and Manchester Central fire stations attended a fire on Haverfield Road, Manchester. The fire involved a pan of food and was extinguished by firefighters using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan. Crews were at the scene for 20 minutes.

At 21.32, three fire engines from Stretford and Eccles fire stations attended a building fire at Cook Street in Eccles. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel. One casualty was treated by ambulance staff at the scene. Crews were there for 30 minutes.

At 09.38 on Sunday July 10, one major incident unit and one technical rescue unit from Leigh and two fire engines and an aerial appliance from Bolton Central attended an incident on Westfield Road in Bolton. One adult casualty was rescued from scaffolding. Crews remained on site for 45 minutes.

At 11.50, two fire engines from Atherton and Leigh fire stations, and a technical response unit attended a road traffic collision involving one bus and one car on Manchester Road in Astley. GMFRS made both cars safe while causalities were assessed by ambulance staff. Crews were in attendance for 50 minutes.

At 16.44 two fire engines from Chadderton and Oldham attended Castleton Street in Oldham. The fire involved a large quantity of rubbish on the first floor of a derelict mill. Crews used one hose reel and two extension ladders to extinguish the fire.  Crews remained on the scene for 35 minutes.

At 18.51, three fire engines from Chadderton and Oldham attended a building fire on Edward Street in Oldham. The fire involved a large quantity of rubbish on the third floor of a derelict mill. This was extinguished by firefighters and they remained on the scene for approximately 50 minutes.  

At 20.26, we were called to a large building fire on Cromwell Road in Salford. More information on this fire can be found on a separate press release here.

At 22.57, two fire engines, a technical response unit and a major rescue unit from Philips Park, Gorton and Ashton under Lyne fire stations attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on Ashton Old Road, in Openshaw east Manchester. Two casualties were rescued from the vehicle by crews and transferred to hospital by the ambulance service. We were on the scene for one hour.

Last update: 11/07/2016 10:00:11
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