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Incident Date: 08 October 2017
BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, October 6, and 8.30am on Monday, October 9, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to 229 incidents.
Waste fire - Hyde
AT 06.02am on Sunday, October 8, four fire engines from Gorton, Ashton under Lyne, Staylbridge and Hyde, along with an aerial appliance from Whitehill were called to a waste fire in Howard Place, Hyde.
When firefighters arrived at the scene they found two waste bins alight, in different locations around the building. To put the fires out firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one jet and two hose reels. Once the fires were out they used a thermal imaging camera to check for further fires and hotspots.
The cause of the fire was thought to have been deliberate, firefighters were at the incidents for 35 minutes.
Road traffic collision – Manchester
AT 09.10am on Sunday, October 8, two fire engines from Gorton and Ashton under Lyne, along with a technical response unit from Ashton under Lyne responded to a road traffic collision in Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester.
On arrival firefighters found one person in a car, using a spine board and chocks to help carefully free them.
Firefighters remained at the incident for 45 minutes.
Kitchen fire – Wigan
AT 12.46pm on Sunday, October 8, two fire engines from Wigan and one from Hindley responded to a kitchen fire in Bluebell Avenue, Wigan.
On arrival they found the grill pan had caught fire and used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and extinguisher to put the fire out. They then proceeded to use a ventilation fan to remove a lot of the smoke from the kitchen.
The cause of the fire was thought to be accidental, with firefighters remaining at the incident for 30 minutes.
Electrical fire – Staylbridge
AT 15.25pm on Sunday, October 8, three fire engines from Ashton under Lyne, Staylbridge and Mossley were called to an electrical fire in Bank Road, Staylbridge.
On arrival firefighters found the electrical cupboard in the property had caught alight and had to use two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and one extinguisher to put the flames out.
The cause of the fire was thought to be accidental, with firefighters remaining at the incident for one hour and 30 minutes.
Wheelie bin fire – Stalybridge
AT 4.01pm on Sunday, October 8, two crews from Hyde and Hollins were called to a fire on School Crescent, Stalybridge.
On arrival crews found a fire in a wheelie bin and used one hose reel to extinguish it.
The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.
Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 25 minutes.