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Overnight incidents - Tuesday, September 5

Borough: All

Incident Date: 05 September 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Tuesday, September 5, and 8.30am on Wednesday, September 6, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 45 incidents.

Read about two fires we went to below:


Barge fire – Hyde

AT 6.32pm on Tuesday, September 5, three crews from Ashton and Hyde, along with the water incident unit from Eccles, were called to a fire near to Raglan Street, Hyde.

On arrival crews found a disused barge on fire in the canal and used one jet, a thermal imaging camera and a light portable pump to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour and ten minutes.


Kitchen fire – Manchester

THREE crews from Manchester Central, Philips Park and Gorton were called to a fire at a semi-detached house on Western Street, Manchester, at 7.43pm on Tuesday, September 5.

On arrival crews found a fire in the kitchen and used one hose reel, two breathing apparatus, a foam extinguisher and a ventilation fan to extinguish it and clear smoke from the house.

One casualty was given a dressing for a burn by firefighters.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Crews would like to remind people to take care when cooking and to swap any chip pans for an electric deep fat fryer as they are much safer to use.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 45 minutes.

Safety advice

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 
Last update: 06/09/2017 08:45:08
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