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Incidents - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Incident Date: 30 April 2017

Shop fire - Wigan

AT 12.14am on April 30, three fire engines from Wigan and Hindley attended a fire involving the front facia of a shop in Wallgate, Wigan.

Crews used a high powered saw and one hose reel to extinguish the fire before using a positive pressure fan to clear smoke from the shop.

It is believed the cause of the fire was accidental through carelessly discarded smoking materials and crews were in attendance for around one hour.

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Garage fire - Rochdale

FIREFIGHTERS from Rochdale, Heywood and Chadderton attended a fire at detached domestic garage in Heights Lane, Rochdale at 2.33am on April 30.

The fire involved the roof space of a detached garage and crews used an ultra-high pressure cutting lance, one hose reel, an axe and a short extension ladder to bring the fire under control.

Firefighters remained in attendance for around 70 minutes and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


House fire - Bolton

AT 2.53am on April 30, three fire engines from Bolton and Farnworth attended a fire at a house in Green Lane, Bolton.

The fire involved a bed of a first floor end terraced house. Firefighters used two hose reels and four breathing apparatus to tackle the fire and cleared smoke from the house using a positive pressure fan.

It is believed a hair dryer left on the bed caused the fire but thankfully the occupiers had a working smoke alarm and were alerted to the blaze.

Crews were in attendance for around 55 minutes.

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Chip pan fire – Horwich

AT 8.57pm on April 30, two fire engines from Bolton Central and Horwich attended a house fire in Dale Street West, Horwich involving a chip pan.

Crews used breaking in gear, four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the fire. One casualty was conveyed to hospital for precautionary checks and firefighters remained at the scene for just over an hour.

Crews wish to remind people to never leave pans, especially chip pans, unattended. For more information about kitchen safety visit:

Last update: 02/05/2017 17:59:33
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