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Overnight incidents - Tuesday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 12

Borough: All

Incident Date: 11 October 2017

Between 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 11 and 8.30am on Thursday, October 12, we received 52 calls and responded to 34 incidents. Read below about a building fire we attended in Failsworth.

Building fire – Failsworth

AT 22.20pm on Wednesday, October 11, four fire engines from Chadderton, Hollins, Philips Park and Manchester Central, as well as the command support vehicle from Hyde were called to a building fire in Ridgefield Street, Failsworth.

On arrival firefighters found the building to be well alight, with a quantity of rubbish and timber ablaze on the first floor. To extinguish the fire they used two hose reels, four breathing apparatus, a covering jet and a ventilation fan.

Crews remained at the incident for two hours and 30 minutes.

The cause of the fire was thought to have been deliberate.

Last update: 12/10/2017 08:45:40
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