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Incident Date: 22 February 2017
Between the hours of 8.30am and 5.30pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 90 calls and attended 46 incidents.
RTC – Manchester
AT 10.05am on February 22, 2017, two fire engines from Altrincham and Wythenshawe were joined by a Major Rescue Unit and Technical Support Team from Ashton at a road traffic collision in Shaftesbury Avenue, Manchester.
Firefighters freed one woman from the vehicle and she was conveyed to hospital by NWAS.
Crews remained at the scene for approximately thirty minutes.
Building fire – M62, Eccles
TWO fire engines from Salford and Eccles attended a fire involving a steel portable cabin on the hard shoulder of the M60 near Eccles at 10.24am on February 22, 2017.
The fire at the cabin, used as welfare facilities, started accidentally and crews used two hose reels to extinguish the flames and were detained for around half an hour.
Boat incident – Stalybridge
A fire engine and Water Incident Unit from Heywood and a fire engine from Stalybridge, along with two Technical Response Units from Ashton and Leigh were called to an incident involving a narrowboat which was partially submerged in the canal off Corporation Street in Stalybridge at 2.40pm on February 22, 2017.
A crew wearing specialist water incident PPE carried out searches of the boat and it was left secured to the towpath and resting on the base of the canal.
The incident was passed over to Greater Manchester Police who are working to identify the boat’s owner. Crews were at the scene for around two hours.