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Incident Date: 11 November 2017
Firefighters in Greater Manchester dealt with 250 incidents over the weekend. Read about some of them below.
Car fire – Dukinfield
AT 12:15pm on Saturday, November 11, two crews from Stalybridge and Hyde attended a car fire in Church Street, Dukinfield.
The fire had spread to external fittings of an adjacent property and also ruptured the gas main. Thirteen properties in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution.
Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus used dammit paste, hose bandage and a scot protégé gas detection device at the incident.
Crews were in attendance for approximately three and a half hours.
Water rescue - Rochdale
AT 12:49pm on Saturday, November 11, two crews from Rochdale, two special appliances from Leigh, and the Water Rescue Unit from Heywood attended an incident involving a person and animal who were trapped in water in Rooley Moor Road, Rochdale.
The lady had gone into the water in attempts of rescuing her injured dog.
Firefighters used a 9 metre ladder and floatation devices to rescue the owner and her dog.
Crews were in attendance for thirty minutes.
Water rescue – Stockport
AT 1:21pm on Saturday, November 11, two crews from Offerton and Marple, along with the Water Rescue Unit from Heywood, Major Response Unit and Technical Response Unit from Leigh attended an incident involving a person and a dog and trapped in water in Marple Canal, Stockport.
A man had entered the lock to rescue a dog that had been unable to get out.
Firefighters rescued one casualty and a dog from the water using throw lines, a nine metre ladder, ceiling hook and short extension ladder.
Crews were in attendance for fifty minutes.
A reminder to pet owners to not enter water to save an animal -
Chair of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Fire Committee, Councillor David Acton, said: “Dogs always manage to paddle over to a bank and escape from water, it’s very rare that they get swept away. The water is a greater danger to humans, especially at this time of year when the water is cold and flowing strongly.
"We don't want any more dog owners to get into difficulty around water as winter approaches so we would advise owners to keep dogs on a lead to limit the risk."
For further water safety advice please visit - http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/seasonal_safety/water_safety/