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Incidents - Wednesday, September 27

Borough: All

Incident Date: 27 September 2017

BETWEEN 8.30am and 5.30pm on Wednesday, September 27, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to 32 incidents.

Read about a fire at a house in Salford and a road traffic collision in  below:


House fire – Salford

AT 10.09am on Wednesday, September 27, three crews from Salford and Agecroft were called to a fire at a house on Tootal Grove, Salford.

On arrival crews found a fire at the rear of the house which had spread to decking and fencing and used two hose reels, two breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Crews would like to remind people who smoke to make sure their cigarette is fully extinguished.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one and half hours.

Safety advice:

  • When you stub out a cigarette, ask yourself whether it's really out? Tobacco is designed to stay alight and as a result, cigarettes can easily start an accidental fire.
  • If you're feeling drowsy, are drinking alcohol or are taking prescription drugs, take extra care when smoking.  It's really easy to fall asleep and not notice that a cigarette is still burning.
  • Don't light up if you need to lie down and never smoke in bed.
  • Don't leave a lit cigarette, cigar or pipe lying around. They can easily overbalance as they burn down, land on a carpet or a newspaper and start a fire.
  • Use a proper ashtray. Make sure the ashtray is heavy, can't tip over easily, and is made out of a material that won't burn.


Road traffic collision – Radcliffe

AT 4.38pm on Wednesday, September 27, two crews from Whitefield and Bolton North were called to a road traffic collision on Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, between two cars.

Crews used specialist stabilising cutting equipment to rescue one casualty with a further two taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 45 minutes.

Last update: 27/09/2017 17:39:45
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