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Incidents September 23, 2016

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 23 September 2016

GMFRS has received 158 calls in the last 24 hours and these are some of the most newsworthy incidents we have attended:


Damage to the stairwell in the flats at St Helen's Road, Bolton

Bolton flat fire: We were called at 7.57pm to a flat fire on St Helen’s Road, Bolton. Firefighters from Bolton and Farnworth battled intense heat and smoke as the fire developed across two floors. Crew were able to stop the fire spreading to neighbouring properties using eight breathing kits, four hose reels, ladders and a ventilation fan. All people were accounted for. The cause is now being investigated and crew remain at the scene.

Manchester domestic fire: At 3.49am a crew from Wythenshawe and Stockport went to Studland Road, Manchester, following reports of a fire. The crew used breathing apparatus, gas monitoring equipment, a high pressure fan and cutting gear to access the property. One casualty was taken to hospital as a precaution.


Last update: 23/09/2016 09:32:44
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