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Incidents - Sunday, October 1

Borough: All

Incident Date: 01 October 2017

Between 5.30pm on Friday, September 29 and 8.00am on Monday, October 2 we received 484 calls and responded to 252 incidents. Read below the details of the incidents we attended on Sunday. 


Office block fire – Royton

AT 08.30am on Sunday, October 1, five fire engines from Oldham, Hollins, Chadderton and Heywood, along with the command unit from Rochdale were called to an incident at an office block in Higginshaw Lane, Royton.

On arrival firefighters found the first floor of the office block to be well alight, which required them to use six breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one jet and ladders to extinguish it.

The fire was thought to have been started deliberately, with firefighters remaining at the incident for two hours.


Cooking fire – Failsworth

AT 15.35pm on Sunday, October 1, three fire engines from Manchester Cental and Hollins were called to a fire in Albert Street West, Failsworth.

The fire began when a pan of food was left unattended on a cooker, with smoke from the flames quickly filling the kitchen. On arrival firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a ventilation fan to disperse the flames.

Firefighters proceeded to treat a person for smoke inhalation, remaining at the scene for one hour and 20 minutes.


Kitchen fire – Radcliffe

AT 20.02pm on Sunday, October 1, three fire engines from Bury, Whitefield and Broughton were called to a kitchen fire in Cross Lane, Radcliffe.

The fire began due to the oven overheating the worktop within the property, with firefighters using one hose reel and a ventilation fan to manage the incident.

Firefighters remained at the scene for one hour.


Road traffic collision – Farnworth

AT 20.38pm on Sunday, October 1, two fire engines from Farnworth were called to a road traffic collision in Harper Green Road, Farnworth.

When they arrived at the scene they found one vehicle had crashed through the walls of two houses, leaving two people injured. Firefighters rushed to provide first aid to the people, who were both later taken to hospital.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 10 minutes.

Last update: 02/10/2017 11:43:43
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