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Overnight incidents - Saturday, September 3 to Sunday, September 4

Borough: All

Incident Date: 04 September 2016

Over the last 24 hours, from 8am on Saturday, September 3, to today, Sunday, September 4, there have been around 230 emergency calls made to North West Fire Control for Greater Manchester. This includes duplicate calls.

The most significant incidents are below:

House fire, Chatsworth Road, Manchester

On Saturday, September 3, at 11.55am three fire engines, from Philips Park and Gorton, were called to reports of a house fire in Chatsworth Road. 

On arrival at the terraced house firefighters found that a fire had occurred in the kitchen and was out. 

Two men were out of the house when crew arrived and were taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from smoke inhalation. 

Bury garage fire 

Three fire engines, from Bury, Whitefield and Broughton, were called to a fire involving a domestic garage and conservatory on Scott Lane. 

The incident happened at 2.12pm on Saturday, September 3, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and positive pressure fan to deal with the fire. 

Bolton collision 

Shortly after 6pm on Saturday, September 3, fire engines from Bolton North and Bolton Central were called to a road traffic collision on Bradley Fold Road in Bolton. 

The incident involved one car, which was on its side leaving a man and woman trapped inside. 

Firefighters used specialist equipment to release the trapped people, who were uninjured and received precautionary checks from ambulance staff. 

Firefighters remained at the incident for around 50 minutes. 

Flixton collision 

On Saturday, September 3, two fire engines, from Stretford and Sale, were joined by a Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit, in dealing with a collision in Carrington Road. 

A call was made to North West Fire Control at 7.26pm reporting the incident, which involved a car and a lamppost and left a 70-year-old man trapped inside the vehicle. 

Firefighters used cutting gear and released the man from the car by removing its roof. 

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance staff and firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 25 minutes. 

Derelict building fire in Salford 

At 9.53pm on Saturday, September 3, three fire engines, from Agecroft, Salford and Broughton, were called to reports of a building fire in Greenwood Street. 

The fire involved the ground floor of a derelict building and firefighters used a hose reel and positive pressure fan to tackle it. 

Crew members were at the incident for just over one hour. 

Rochdale skip fire 

Today, Sunday, September 4, at 4.28am three fire engines, from Rochdale and Heywood, were called to reports of a fire in Newgate. 

Firefighters discovered a fire involving a large quantity of rubbish in a skip behind the shopping centre. 

Crew members used a hose reel while wearing breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control. 

Firefighters were at the incident for around one hour. 

Last update: 04/09/2016 09:04:59
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