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Incidents - Saturday, February 17

Borough: All

Incident Date: 17 February 2018

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, February 16, and 8.30am on Monday, February 19, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to 195 incidents.

Read about two road traffic collisions and two fires on Saturday below:

 

Road traffic collision – Wigan

AT 4.25pm on Saturday, February 17, two fire engines from Wigan, along with the technical rescue unit and major rescue unit from Leigh, were called to a road traffic collision on Park Road.

On arrival firefighters found a car on its roof and rescued one casualty from it using specialist cutting equipment. The casualty was assessed by a fire service trauma technician before being taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 50 minutes.

 

Kitchen fire – Wigan

AT 6.05pm on Saturday, February 17, three fire engines from Wigan and Skelmersdale were called to a fire at an end-terraced house on City Road, Wigan.

On arrival crews found a fire in the kitchen and used one hose reel, two breathing apparatus and a ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters would like to remind people to take care when smoking and to always ensure cigarettes are fully put out.

Firefighters, who also carried out a free safe and well check, were on the scene for approximately one hour and 10 minutes.

If you would like a free safe and well visit, please book through our website or call 0800 555 815.

Safety advice:

  • When you stub out a cigarette, ask yourself whether it's really out? Tobacco is designed to stay alight and as a result, cigarettes can easily start an accidental fire so make sure you have put it out properly.
  • If you're feeling drowsy, are drinking alcohol or are taking prescription drugs, take extra care when smoking.  It's really easy to fall asleep and not notice that a cigarette is still burning.
  • Don't light up if you need to lie down and never smoke in bed.
  • Don't leave a lit cigarette, cigar or pipe lying around. They can easily overbalance as they burn down, land on a carpet or a newspaper and start a fire.
  • Use a proper ashtray. Make sure the ashtray is heavy, can't tip over easily, and is made out of a material that won't burn.
  • Only use an ashtray - never tap your ash into a waste paper basket. Make sure it can't be easily knocked over and don't let ash build up.

 

Road traffic collision – Droylsden

AT 6.59pm on Saturday, February 17, a fire engine from Philips Park was called to a road traffic collision on Edge Lane, Droylsden.

On arrival firefighters found the collision to be between two cars and assisted three casualties – all of whom escaped the collision before firefighters arrived. One casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Firefighters made the scene safe using specialist equipment and were on the scene for approximately 45 minutes.

 

Electrical fire – Egerton

AT 9.04pm on Saturday, February 17, three fire engines from Bolton Central and Bolton North were called to an electrical fire at a house on Cox Green Road, Egerton.

On arrival firefighters found an electric meter and fuse box alight and used dry powder and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters, who also carried out a free safe and well check, were on the scene for approximately two hours and 20 minutes.

If you would like a free safe and well visit, please book through our website or call 0800 555 815.

Last update: 19/02/2018 10:15:49
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