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Overnight incidents February 15 to February 16

Borough: All

Incident Date: 16 February 2018

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 55 incidents overnight between 5.30pm on February 15 and 8.30am on February 16, 2018, including a chip pan fire in Tameside. 

Chip pan fire - Tameside 

JUST before 10.50pm on February 15, fire engines from Philips Park, Gorton, and Ashton were called to a property fire on Gorseyfields in Droylsden. The fire involved a chip pan which was already out when the crews arrived. Two casualties received treatment for smoke inhalation. Crews were on the scene for around an hour. 

Fire - Bolton 

JUST after midnight on February 16, four fire engines from Wigan and Hindley attended a fire at a residential property on Edgeway Road, Bolton. On arrival crews used breathing apparatus and hose reels to bring the fire under control. They were on the scene for just over an hour.

Disused building fire - Bolton 

AT 1.37am on February 16, fire engines from Farnworth and Bolton Central attended a fire in a disused building on Bradford Road in Bolton. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put out the fire and ventilate the property. Crews attended for around 50 minutes. Cause of the fire is suspected to be deliberate.

Chip pan safety!

  • 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
Last update: 16/02/2018 08:41:48
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