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Incidents – Tuesday, September 19 (8am to 5.30pm)

Borough: All

Incident Date: 19 September 2017

Between 8am and 5.30pm on Tuesday, September 19, approximately 60 calls were made to North West Fire Control relating to incidents in the Greater Manchester area, with around 35 requiring emergency response.

Below are details of some of the incidents dealt with by our firefighters today.

Stockport cooking fire

At 8.55am today three fire engines, from Whitehill, Stockport and Cheadle, were called to reports of a house fire in Grange Road, Bramhall.

The fire involved a hob in the kitchen and was dealt with by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. They used a hose reel to tackle the fire along with a positive pressure fan to remove smoke.

Crew members remained at the incident for around one hour.

For kitchen safety advice visit: http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/safety_in_kitchen/

Horse rescue, Cadishead

This morning shortly before 11am a fire engine from Irlam joined a neighbouring crew from Cheshire, along with the water incident unit from Eccles, to rescue a horse from a ditch.

The horse had found itself stuck in a ditch at a farm in Moss Road, Cadishead, with crew members working for an hour to release it from the narrow ditch which was full of water.

Assisted by the farmer, firefighters used specialist equipment to lift the horse clear of the ditch, when a vet took over and checked for injuries.

Firefighters were at the incident for almost 90 minutes.

Last update: 19/09/2017 17:22:49
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