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Incidents between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Friday, July 28, 2017

Borough: All

Incident Date: 28 July 2017

Cooking fire – Manchester

AT 12.23pm on July 28, three fire engines from Withington and Gorton were called to reports of a fire in Birchfields Road, Manchester.

On arrival crew discovered a fire involving an extractor fan in the kitchen of a semi-detached house.

The occupant had been cooking using a large quantity of oil and had left the pan unattended. The flames spread to the cooker hood.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire with two hose reels and a dry powder extinguisher before clearing smoke from the property and carrying out a Safe and Well check.

Firefighters wish to remind people of the dangers of becoming distracted while cooking. For more information on kitchen fire safety CLICK HERE


Boiler fire – Bolton

AT 12.55pm on July 28, three fire engines from Bolton and Bolton North attended a fire involving an oil boiler in a commercial premises in Union Road, Bolton.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were assisted in tackling the fire by a foam sprinkler system.

Crew used one hose reel to bring the fire under control and were in attendance for around 45 minutes.


Chimney fire – Stockport

AT 2.54pm on July 28, one fire engine from Stockport and one from Offerton were joined by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service colleagues from Poynton to a chimney fire in Woodsmoor Lane, Stockport.

On arrival firefighters discovered a fire involving the chimney of a semi-detached house. Crew dealt with the fire using a nine metre ladder, harnesses, chimney rods and a hose reel.

Firefighters were at the scene for around 90 minutes.  


Building fire – Bolton

AT 2.53pm on 28 July, three fire engines from Bolton North, Horwich and Farnworth attended a fire at a property in Bank Street, Bolton.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a covering jet to tackle the fire. Crew monitored the fire with thermal imaging cameras to check for pockets of fire.

Smoke was cleared from the area with positive pressure fans.

Last update: 28/07/2017 17:33:13
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