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Incident Date: 15 September 2017
Tumble dryer fire – Oldham
AT 11.54pm on Thursday, September 14, three fire engines from Oldham and Chadderton attended a fire involving a tumble dryer at a flat in Flora Street, Oldham.
Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the fire before clearing smoke from the property with a positive pressure fan.
Crew remained at the scene for around 90 minutes and the cause of the fire is believed to be a build up of materials and fibres.
To stay safe when using your tumble dryer we recommend you follow the below points:
Lint is removed after every load of clothes is dried.
You do not cover the vent or any other opening.
You sweep or vacuum the areas around the dryer regularly to prevent fluff build up.
Do not use tumble dryers while sleeping or away from home.
For more information about tumble dryer safety visit http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/electrical_equipment/
Disused building fire – Salford
AT 12.26am on Friday, September 15, three fire engines from Salford and Manchester Central attended a fire at a disused recreational building in Cannon Street, Salford.
On arrival crew discovered a wheelie bin pushed against the building that was alight and had spread to a timber board on the building.
Firefighters used one hose reel to tackle the fire and checked for any remaining pockets of fire with a thermal scanner.
The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate and firefighters were at the scene for around an hour.