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Overnight incidents - Thursday, June 15

Borough: All

Incident Date: 15 June 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Thursday, June 15, and 8.30am on Friday, June 16, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 47 incidents.

Read about some of them below.


Animal rescue - Hyde

At 5.39pm on Thursday, June 15, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to rescue a horse from a collapsed badger and fox set in Tetlow Fold in Hyde.

Fire engines from Hollins and Gorton fire stations were supported by technical response units and major rescue units from Ashton and Leigh station and a water incident unit from Eccles station.

Crews used specialist equipment to rescue the frightened animal and were on the scene for an hour and 15 minutes.


Skip fire - Swinton

On Thursday, June 15, at 5.54pm, fire crews were called to a large industrial skip fire in Langley Road, Swinton.

Firefighters used a hose reel, an ultra pressure lance, two breathing apparatus, a short extension ladder and other tools to put out the fire. They were on the scene for over 3 hours.


Building fire - Horwich

Just after 9.30pm on Thursday, June 15, three fire engines from Bolton Central and Horwich attended a fire at a derelict pub in Richmond Street in Horwich.

Two men escaped from the building before crews arrived, and firefighters rescued a woman. Two people needed oxygen and one person was taken to hospital by North West Ambulance Service.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze using hose reels. Crews were on the scene for approximately an hour and a half.


Kitchen fire - Whitefield

Just after 1.15am on Friday, June 16, three fire engines from Whitefield, Broughton and Blackley attended a kitchen fire at a house in Glendevon place in Whitefield.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel, and a ventilation fan to tackle the fire and clear smoke. One person was treated for smoke inhalation.

Smoke alarms were fitted in the property and firefighters carried out a home safety assessment.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Crews would like to remind people to take care while cooking:

Crews were on the scene for about an hour.


Last update: 19/06/2017 09:38:16
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