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Incidents – Saturday, November 25

Borough: All

Incident Date: 27 November 2017

Kitchen fire - Wigan

AT 11.08am on November 25, three fire engines from Wigan, Hindley and Horwich attended a kitchen fire in a domestic property in Golborne Place, Wigan.

A fault with a toaster started the fire which then spread to some paper on a nearby shelf.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to tackle the fire and remained at the scene for 40 minutes.

 

House fire – Manchester

AT 6.05pm on November 25, 2017, three fire engines from Wythenshawe and Stockport attended a fire involving curtains in the bedroom of a house in Newhey Avenue, Manchester.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to tackle the fire and checked the area for remaining hot spots with a thermal imaging camera.

The cause of the fire is believed to have started when some decorative lights were left too close to curtains causing them to set alight.

Firefighters were on the scene for around 30 minutes and wish to remind the public of the dangers of candles and decorative lighting.

  • candles, decorative lights and decorations are a growing cause of fires
    make sure candles are secured in a stable holder and kept away from curtains, fabrics and paper
  • always put candles out when you are leaving the room or going to bed
    More about using candles, decorative lights and decorations

For more safety advice on candle and decorative lighting safety click here.

 

Flat fire – Tameside

AT 9.57pm on November 25, three fire engines from Ashton and Stalybridge attended a fire involving a flat in Lower Green, Ashton-under-Lyne.

The fire involved the bedroom of the flat and firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the fire before clearing smoke from the flat with a positive pressure fan.

The cause of the fire is believed to be carelessly discarded smoking materials and firefighters wish to remind the public of the fire safety risks of smoking.

  • more people die in fires caused by smoking than in fires caused by anything else
  • always stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully
    see 'Smoking safety' for tips to avoid causing a fire if you smoke

For more information on smoking fire safety click here.

Last update: 27/11/2017 08:50:45
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