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Incidents - Saturday, October 16, 2017

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Incident Date: 16 October 2017

Chip pan fire - Oldham

AT 9.51am on October 14, three fire engines from Hollins, Chadderton and Oldham attended a chip pan fire at a mid-terraced bungalow in Walkers Road, Oldham.

Two residents self-rescued prior to the arrival of crew and firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the fire.

One casualty was treated for smoke inhalation.

Firefighters wish to remind people of the dangers of chip pans.

  • Remember any type of pan can catch fire - this includes a wok, a grill or a frying pan

  • When deep frying, always dry the food before you put it in the oil

  • Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke, it's too hot - turn off the heat and leave it to cool down

  • Swap your chip pan for an electric deep fat fryer - thermostatically controlled electrical deep fat fryers that plug into the wall are much safer to use

For more information click here


Derelict building fire – Timperley

AT 5.15pm on October 14, three fire engines from Altrincham and Wythenshawe attended a fire in the hall of a derelict school in Brentwood Avenue, Timperley.

Crew used breaking in gear, two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and ultra-high pressure cutting lance to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate and irefighters were in attendance for around an hour and 45 minutes.


House fire – Flixton

AT 5.21pm on October 14, three fire engines from Stretford, Sale and Eccles attended a fire in Devon Road, Flixton.

The fire originated in an upstairs bedroom of the house where it is believed unattended candles caused the fire.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to tackle the fire and cleared smoke from the house with a positive pressure fan.

Crew were at the scene for around 85 minutes and wish to remind people of the dangers of leaving candles unattended.

For information regarding candle safety click here.

Last update: 18/10/2017 10:18:39
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