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Overnight incidents - Monday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 3

Borough: All

Incident Date: 03 October 2017

Overnight we received 76 calls and attended 41 incidents. Read below about a cooking fire that we attended in Manchester.


Cooking fire – Manchester

AT 17.57pm on Monday, October 2, three fire engines from Wythenshawe and Altrincham were called to a kitchen fire in Swanage Avenue, Manchester.

On arrival firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the flames. They then made use of the ventilation fan to clear the smoke from the kitchen.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour.


Firefighters wish to remind people of the dangers of becoming distracted when cooking.

More than half of accidental fires in the home start because of something to do with cooking.

Take extra care when cooking with hot oil and don't leave children alone in the kitchen when the hob or oven is on.

If your pan catches fire:

  • Don't panic and don't take risks
  • Don't move the pan
  • Never throw water or use a water fire extinguisher on a hot fat fire
  • If it's safe to do so - turn off the heat, but never lean over the pan to reach the controls
  • Leave the kitchen, close the door behind you, tell everyone else in the home to get out and don't go back inside for any reason
  • Call 999

 For more information about kitchen fire safety click here.

Last update: 03/10/2017 08:19:24
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