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Weekend incidents – Saturday, February 24

Borough: All boroughs

Incident Date: 24 February 2018

Road traffic collision – Denshaw

AT 00.00am on Saturday, February 24, two fire engines from Oldham were called to a road traffic collision in Oldham Road, Denshaw.

When crews arrived at the incident they found that one car had crashed and made use of power tools and a long board to safely help a person from the car.

Firefighters were at the incident for one hour.

 

Road traffic collision – Wigan

AT 02.21am on Saturday, February 24, two fire engines from Wigan and the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision on Springfield Road, Wigan.

Firefighters made use of specialist equipment to remove the roof of the car, before safely helping a person from the car. Once safely out of the car paramedics cared for them.

Firefighters were in attendance for 50 minutes.

 

Electrical fire – Bolton

AT 07.18am on Saturday, February 24, four fire engines from Bolton, Bolton North and Farnworth, along with a command support vehicle from Atherton were called to an electrical fire in Kingsbury Avenue, Bolton.

When firefighters arrived at the incident they found that a light fitting on the first floor, within a block of flats, had smoke billowing from it. Firefighters used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire and thermal imagining cameras to check for fire spread.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 10 minutes.

 

Industrial fire – Bolton

AT 09.15am on Saturday, February 24, three fire engines from Bolton and Bolton North were called to an industrial workshop fire on Astley Lane, Bolton.

When firefighters arrived at the incident they found a fire had spread throughout the workshop and now involved a quad bike and tractor whilst covering an area of 12 metres by 8 metres.

To bring the fire under control they used two hose reels and two breathing apparatus and a saw. After being at he incident for two hours, the fire was successfully extinguished.

The cause of the fire was accidental, and it began as a result of welding nearby.

 

Garden fire – Wardle

AT 12.01pm on Saturday, February 24, three fire engines from Rochdale and Littleborough were called to a fire in the garden of a house in Oakhurst Drive, Wardle.

The fire began on the plastic furniture in the garden, after a cigarette was discarded on it – quickly spreading to the air vent of the property. Firefighters used a high pressure lance to extinguish the fire in the cavity of the wall.

Firefighters were at the incident for 45 minutes.

Last update: 26/02/2018 10:36:35
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