Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
Tel: 0161 736 5866
For a FREE Safe and Well visit please call:
Incident Date: 22 November 2017
Between 5.30pm on Tuesday, November 21 and 8.00am on Wednesday, Novemeber 22 we received 110 calls and responded to 48 incidents. Read a selection of the call outs below.
Vehicle fire – M6
AT 20.46pm on Tuesday, November 21, two fire engines from Wigan fire station and one from Birchwood were called to a vehicle fire on the M6, between junctions 24 and 25.
On arrival firefighters found a heavy goods vehicle well alright, requiring them to use two hose reels and four breathing apparatus, one lance, one short extension ladder and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish.
The fire was thought to have started due to the brakes and tyres of the vehicle overheating. Firefighters were on the scene for one hour and 15 minutes.
Building fire – Manchester
AT 01.56am on Wednesday, November 22, four fire engines from Manchester Central, Philips Park and Salford, along with the aerial appliance from Stretford were called to a building fire in Withy Grove, Manchester.
On arrival firefighters found a quantity of toilet papers and clothes alight in one of the basement toilets. To put the fire out they used one hose reel, two breathing apparatus, with a ventilation fan to clear the remaining smoke.
Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour.
House fire – Leigh
AT 04.58am on Wednesday, November 22, three fire engines from Leigh, Atherton and Hindley fire stations were called to a house fire in Hulme Road, Leigh.
The cause of the fire was accidental, due to a faulty electrical socket. To extinguish the fire firefighters used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus. A ventilation fan was used to clear the remaining smoke.
Firefighters remained on the scene for 30 minutes.