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Incidents: Monday, September 12 to Tuesday, September 13

Borough: All

Incident Date: 13 September 2016

GMFRS received 200 emergency calls from 8am on Monday, September 12 to 8am this morning, Tuesday, September 13. Here are some of the incidents we attended:

Chip pan fire in Horwich: We were called at 2.40pm on Monday, September 12, to Craven Court in Horwich after reports of a fire in the kitchen. The fire was caused by a chip pan on a cooker of the ground floor flat and firefighters used a fire blanket and concept bag to put it out. One casualty was given oxygen after suffering smoke inhalation. Crew from Horwich, Bolton North and Farnworth were at the scene for 30 minutes.

Fire at derelict building in Dukinfield: At 7.56pm we were called to a fire at a derelict building on Pickford Lane, Dukinfield. The building was unoccupied and firefighters from Ashton-under-Lyne, Hyde and Stalybridge used four breathing kits, two hose reels and a thermal imaging camera to put the fire out. They were at the scene for one hour.

Recyclable waste on fire in Atherton: We were called at 8.59pm to Arley Way, Atherton, where there was a fire involving 20 tonnes of recyclable waste. Crew from Hindley and Leigh used two lines of hose to put the fire out and were at the scene for one hour and 10 minutes.

Fire at commercial building in Wigan: At 9.11pm we were called to a fire at a commercial building on Hallgate, Wigan. On arrival crew from Wigan found the incident involved two small fires at the front and rear of the building. They used one hose reel and a short extension ladder to put the fire out and were there for 20 minutes.

Garage clean up in Bickershaw: At 12.35am on Tuesday, September 13, we were called to a garage in Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, where there was an unknown substance on the forecourt. Firefighters used a hose reel, breathing kits and applied 100 litres of soda ash onto what is believed to have been hydrochloric acid, to make it safe. Crew from Hindley, the environmental protection unit and a hazardous materials officer spent three hours 45 minutes at the incident.

Casualty suffered burns in Manchester: We were called at 12.59am to a building fire on Benin Walk, Manchester. Firefighters from Philips Park attended and found there to be no fire at the address, but one casualty was suffering from burns. The ambulance service took the casualty to hospital and crew remained at the scene for one hour and 15 minutes.

Last update: 13/09/2016 08:42:09
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