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Incident Date: 12 December 2017
Between 5.30pm on Monday, December 11 and 8am on Tuesday, December 12, we responded to 49 incidents. Read about some of them below:
Road traffic accident – Levenshulme
At 6.31pm two fire engines, one from Withington Fire Station and the other from Gorton, alongside a technical response unit and a major rescue unit from Ashton-under-Lyne, were called to a road traffic collision between two cars on the junction of Moseley Road and Kingsway in Levenshulme.
On arrival four people had removed themselves from the accident but one woman remained trapped inside a vehicle.
Crews used stabilisation equipment, a hearth kit and cutting gear to remove the women from the car – she was assessed for neck injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance. GMFRS were on the scene for roughly 50 minutes.
House fire – Bolton
At 18.48pm two fire engines from Bolton Central responded to reports of a fire inside a house on Fletcher Street in Bolton.
The blaze involved a quantity of clothes, tissues and magazines in the front room.
While the resident was safely inside a neighbouring property GMFRS firefighters used one hose and a ventilation fan to extinguish the fire, and were on site for 25 minutes.
Bin fire – Gorton
Fire engines from Gorton Fire Station, Philips Park and Whitehill responded to a call at 19.15pm at Bank Lane, Gorton. On arrival crews discovered a fire involving a wheelie bin and an electricity cupboard inside an external bin storage area.
Firefighters used two hoses, one breathing apparatus, breaking in gear, lighting and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire and to assess any further spread. GMFRS were on site for approximately two hours.
Fuse box fire – Manchester
At 20.20pm three engines from Blackley, Broughton and Manchester Central were called to a fire in a first floor bedroom of a mid-terrace house on Amos Street, Manchester. All occupants had already evacuated the building with the blaze likely caused by a faulty fuse box.
The crews tackled the fire using four breathing apparatus, breaking in gear, dust masks and two hoses, and were on the scene for two hours.
Road traffic accident – Middleton
Two fire engines from Heywood and Chadderton Fire Stations, alongside a technical response unit and a major rescue unit from Ashton-under-Lyne, were call to a traffic collision at 20.52pm on the junction of Windermere Road and Wood Street in Middleton.
One man remained trapped in the vehicle having potentially sustained spinal and leg injuries.
Crews used cutting gear, lighting, stabilisation equipment and a stretcher in rescuing the man, and were on the scene for roughly an hour and 10 minutes.
Cherry picker rescue – Altrincham
At 00.17am on 12 December GMFRS were contacted with reports of two men trapped in the cage of a hydraulic cherry picker stuck six meters from the ground on Regent Road in Altrincham.
Two engines from Altrincham and Sale, alongside an aerial platform and support appliance from Stretford, attended. The rescue took roughly an hour.
New-build house fire – Oldham
At 01.09am three fire engines from Oldham Fire Station, Hollins and Chadderton attended a fire in the doorway and front hall of an unoccupied new-build semi-detached house on Coalshaw Green Road, Chadderton, Oldham.
GMFRS firefighters used a hose, two breathing apparatus, lighting and salvage equipment to extinguish the blaze, and were on the scene for about 40 minutes.