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Incident Date: 13 February 2017
Weekend incidents - Friday, February 10 to Monday, February 13, 2017
Between the hours of 5.30pm on Friday, February 10 and 8.30am on Monday, February 13, 2017, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received 454 calls and were mobilised to 231 incidents.
Building fire – Manchester
AT 12.37am on Saturday, February 11, 2017, crews were called to a fire at an art studio in Chapeltown Road, Manchester City Centre. For full details about this incident visit: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/updates/incidents/fire-sweeps-through-central-manchester-studio/
Flat fire – Sale
FIREFIGHTERS from Stretford, Sale and Altrincham attended a fire at The Pines in Brooklands Road, Sale at 5.59am on February 11, 2017. The fire involved a third floor flat and crews used four breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the flames and cleared smoke from the property by using a positive pressure fan.
Two casualties were involved in the incident and were treated by NWAS.
It is believed that the cause of the fire was accidental when candles were left unattended in the property.
Crews wish to remind people to never leave candles unattended and always make sure they are extinguished before leaving the house or falling asleep.
For more information about candle safety head to http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/candle_safety/
Vehicle fire – Trafford
CREWS from Stretford and Salford attended a fire involving an excavator vehicle on open land in Mosley Road, Trafford Park at 7.03pm on February 11, 2017.
Firefighters tackled the fire using two breathing apparatus, one jet and one hose reel and were detained for around fifty minutes.
Utility room fire - Oldham
AT 2.26am on Sunday, February 12, three fire engines from Oldham and Mosley attended a ground floor fire in a utility room on Brookside Avenue, Grotton.
To battle the fire crews used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a positive pressure fan, which allowed firefighters to safely enter the building, they remained on the scene for just under two hours.
One casualty was taken to hospital for further checks.
House Fire - Stretford
JUST before 15.30pm on Sunday, February 12, three fire engines from Stretford, Sale and Moss Side responded to a fire on Talbot Road in Stretford.
On arrival crews were met with a fire involving a mattress inside a ground floor flat, they required to two breathing apparatus, one ventilation fan, a door ram and hose reel to extinguish it.
Crews were in attendance for 90 minutes.
Church Fire – Salford
FIREFIGHTERS were called to the Church of Ascension in Lower Broughton, Salford, at 11.08pm on Sunday, February 12, 2017 to a well-established fire.
Six fire engines and two aerial platforms attended the incident off Broughton Lane with firefighters coming from across the Salford and Manchester area. The church, built in 1869, is completely devastated with the roof and interior entirely gutted.
At the early stages of the incident firefighters had to withdraw from the building due to the vulnerable structure and fought the fire from outside.
Crews remain at the scene and will be all morning (Monday, February 13). The cause of the fire is currently unknown and Fire Investigation will be on the scene today.