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Incident Date: 26 August 2017
ON August 26, 2017, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 49 incidents, including a fridge freezer that overheated due to lack of airflow around the appliance.
Garage fire – Hyde
AT twenty minutes past midnight on August 26, three fire engines from Hyde, Ashton, and Stalybridge stations were called to a garage on fire in John Street, Hyde. As the fire developed, firefighters called for two more fire engines from Gorton fire station and a hydraulic platform from Whitehill station. Crews were on the scene for over 11 hours and put out the fire using three main jets and breathing apparatus.
Garden extension fire – Manchester
JUST before 2.20am on August 26, three fire engines from Philips Park and Manchester Central fire stations were sent to a house fire in Winfield Drive, Manchester. Firefighters used three hoses to put out the fire involving a garden extension and a fence. Crews were on the scene for an hour and ten minutes.
Container fire – Oldham
JUST before 8pm on August 26, two fire engines from Oldham attended a fire involving three cylinders in a container on Blackshaw Lane, Royton. Firefighters put out the fire and were on the scene for two and a half hours.
Fridge-freezer fire – Oldham
AT 10.07pm on August 26, three fire engines from Hollins, Chadderton and Ashton stations attended a fire involving a fridge-freezer in a house on Rembrandt Walk, Oldham. Crews used breathing apparatus, breaking-in gear, hoses and fans to put out the fire. Firefighteres were on the scene for one and a half hours.
The fridge freezer had overheated due to lack of airflow around the appliance. Please make sure you keep your appliances in good working order and install them in accordance with manufacturers’ guidance. There’s lots of safety information and advice available on our website: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/electrical_equipment/