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Overnight incidents 26 September, 2017 to 27 September, 2017

Borough: All

Incident Date: 26 September 2017

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 53 incidents overnight between 5.30pm on 26 September and 8.30am on 27 September, 2017, including the rescue of a man from a derelict building, and a kitchen fire involving a pan of oil.

House fire – Stockport

AT 8pm on 26 September, 2017, firefighters from Offerton, Stockport, and Poynton were called to a fire at a house on Bowerfield Avenue, Stockport. The fire started with rubbish in the back garden but then spread to the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom of the property. Crews used breathing apparatus, hose reels and positive ventilation fan to tackle the blaze. Crews were on the scene for around three and a half hours.

Man rescued – Tameside

AT 11.50pm on 26 September, 2017, two fire engines from Ashton Under Lyne and Stalybridge, along with the technical rescue unit and major rescue unit from Ashton, rescued a 38 year-old man who had fallen in a derelict property on Stamford Arcade in Ashton. Crews rescued the man from the basement of the building using a ladder and stretcher. Crews were on the scene for 30 minutes. Ambulance paramedics then took the man to hospital.

Kitchen fire – Oldham

JUST before 2.30am on 27 September, 2017, two fire engines from Oldham and one from Chadderton, attended a fire involving a pan of oil at a flat in Flemming Place, Oldham. Fire crews used specialist equipment to clear smoke from the property, and a man who was suffering with the effects of smoke inhalation was put in the care of ambulance paramedics.

Keep safe in the kitchen:

  • Remember any type of pan can catch fire - this includes a wok, a grill or a frying pan
  • When deep frying, always dry the food before you put it in the oil
  • Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke, it's too hot - turn off the heat and leave it to cool down
  • Swap your chip pan for an electric deep fat fryer - thermostatically controlled electrical deep fat fryers that plug into the wall are much safer to use 

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Last update: 27/09/2017 09:00:15
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