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Incident Date: 27 August 2017
ON August 27, 2017, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 108 incidents, including a fire caused by a child’s hover board catching fire while on charge.
Communal doorway fire – Oldham
JUST after 2.30am on August 27, three fire engines from Oldham and Chadderton stations attended a fire involving a communal exit door leading to flats in Grisebeck Way, Oldham. Firefighters used a hose and ventilation fans to put out the fire. They were on the scene for 20 minutes.
Kitchen fire – Leigh
AT 9.54am on August 27, two fire engines from Leigh and Hindley stations, and a technical response unit from Leigh, attended a kitchen fire involving a pan of food on a cooker at a bungalow in Birch Road, Leigh. Crews used breathing apparatus, a thermal imaging camera and a ventilation fan to bring the fire under control. Paramedics attended to one casualty on the scene, and crews were in attendance for 50 minutes.
Road traffic collision – Stockport
JUST before 7pm on August 27, two fire engines from Hyde and Offerton stations, and technical support and major rescue units from Ashton, were sent to a road traffic collision on Sandy Lane, Romiley in Stockport. Firefighters rescued two casualties and made the vehicles safe. Ambulance paramedics attended to the casualties and took them to hospital. Fire crews were on the scene for 1 hour, 10 minutes.
Derelict social club fire – Salford
AT 7.22pm on August 27, six fire engines, other rescue vehicles and air support were sent to a large fire involving the first floor of a derelict social club in North George Street, Salford. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hoses and breaking-in gear to fight the blaze and were on the scene for three hours. The cause of the fire is thought to be deliberate.
Road traffic collision – Manchester
AT 8.24pm on August 27, two fire engines from Stretford and Gorton stations, and a technical rescue and major rescue units from Leigh were sent to a road traffic collision involving a taxi and another vehicle at the junction of Upper Brook Street and Booth Street East in Manchester. The vehicles were made safe and crews were on the scene for around half an hour.
Children’s hover board on fire – Rochdale
JUST before 10pm on August 27, four fire engines from Rochdale, Littleborough, Heywood, and Chadderton attended a fire at a house in Boundary Street, Rochdale. A child’s hover board had caught fire while on charge in the kitchen. The occupiers of the house had been able to put out the fire and crews ensured the fire was fully extinguished. One casualty suffered a slight burn to their foot and was taken to hospital by ambulance paramedics.
Luckily this incident occurred while the occupants of the house were still awake and they were able to take action. Always take care when leaving items on charge, especially overnight. If there is an electrical fire, pull the plug out, or switch off the power at the fuse box - if it is safe to do so. Sometimes this can stop the fire immediately. Never use water on an electrical fire, and don't take any risks with your safety - get out, stay out and call 999.
Industrial estate yard fire – Stockport
AT 10.24pm on August 27, three fire engines from Stockport, Whitehill and Offerton stations were sent to a fire involving mixed waste and scrap materials at a disused yard in Brighton Road, Stockport. Firefighters used jets to extinguish the fire and to cool down several nearby propane cylinders. Crews were on the scene for two hours.
Road traffic collision – Rochdale
JUST after 11pm on August 27, a fire engine from Rochdale station attended a road traffic collision on Halifax Road in Rochdale. The collision involved two vehicles, including one that had hit a lamppost. Crews were on the scene for about half an hour. Fire Service trauma technicians checked two casualties before handing over to Northwest Ambulance Service.
Flat fire – Manchester
AT 11.42pm on August 27, two fire engines from Blackley were sent to a fire involving a mattress and curtains on fire at a domestic flat in Ilkley Street, Manchester. Crews used a hose, breathing apparatus and fan to put out the fire. They were on the scene for 2 hours, 20 minutes.