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Incidents – Sunday, May 21 (8am) to Monday, May 22 (8am)

Borough: All

Incident Date: 21 May 2017

Between 8am Sunday, May 21 and 8am on Monday, May 22, approximately 190 calls were made to North West Fire Control relating to incidents in the Greater Manchester area, with around 105 requiring emergency response.

Below are some of the incidents attended by our firefighters during this time.

MILL FIRE – Bolton

At 1.19pm on Sunday, May 21, three fire engines from Bolton North, Bolton Central and Farnworth were called to a fire in Taylors Lane, Bolton.

On arrival firefighters found a fire on the second floor of a derelict mill which required a nine metre ladder and triple extension ladder to reach.

To bring the fire under control firefighters used one hose reel. The fire was thought was to have been started deliberately and firefighters remained in attendance for thirty minutes.


At 4.32pm on Sunday, May 21, three fire engines from Bolton North and Bolton Central attended a house fire in Martindale Gardens, Bolton.

The cause of the fire was accidental, with a candle being left unattended which soon ignited nearby paper, quickly spreading to the fuse box in the property.

To extinguish the fire, firefighters used one hose reel, one powder extinguisher and two breathing apparatus. One casualty was treated at the scene by paramedics as they were suffering from smoke inhalation and shock.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 30 minutes.


At 6.49pm on Sunday, May 21, two fire engines from Wythenshawe and Wilmslow, as well as the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Ashton Under-Lyne were called to a road traffic collision on Wilmslow Road, Altrincham.

On arrival firefighters found that three cars were involved in the crash, with two people still trapped in one of the vehicles.

To free the casualties firefighters used cutting and stabilisation equipment. Once freed, the casualties were taken to hospital by paramedics.

Firefighters remained on the scene for one hour and 15 minutes. 

Last update: 22/05/2017 10:04:39
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