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Overnight incidents - Tuesday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 20

Borough: All

Incident Date: 20 September 2017

Between 5.30pm on Tuesday, September 19 and 8.30am on Wednesday, September 20 we received 125 calls and responded to 55 emergencies. Read about a building fire and car fire below. 


Building fire – Manchester

AT 2.21am on Wednesday, September 20, three fire engines from Withington and Gorton attended a building fire in Birchfields Road, Manchester.

On arrival firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a ventilation fan to extinguish the flames.

The cause of the fire was thought to have been accidental and firefighters remained at the incident for three hours.


Car fire – M6

AT 5.28am on Wednesday, September 20, three fire engines from Wigan and Skelmersdale were called to a car fire near to Junction 27 (Wigan) on the M6.

On arrival firefighters found a car well alright on the southbound carriageway, requiring the use of two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish.

Firefighters remained at the scene for one hour.

Last update: 20/09/2017 11:07:32
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