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Incidents – August 28, 2017

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Incident Date: 28 August 2017

ON August 28, 2017, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 96 incidents, including a window-ledge fire, two kitchen fires and a road traffic collision.


Window ledge rescue – Bolton

AT 8.21am on August 28, two fire engines from Bolton Central and Bolton North fire stations attended an incident on King Street in Bradshaw, Bolton. Crews used an extension ladder to rescue a man from a window ledge. He is believed to have accidentally locked himself out of the property and was attempting to break his way back in when he got into difficulty.

Getting locked out of your house is never fun, but please don’t take unnecessary risks when trying to regain entry to your property. Let’s call a locksmith, not an ambulance!


Road traffic collision – Stockport

ON August 28 at 4.05pm, two fire engines from Gorton fire station and a specialist appliance from Ashton attended a road traffic collision involving two vehicles at the junction of Farley Way and Longford Road West in Stockport. Crews used specialist equipment to rescue one casualty. Two people were taken to hospital by ambulance. Fire crews were on the scene for 50 minutes.


Outbuilding fire – Sale

AT 4.17pm, two fire engines from Sale and Altrincham stations attended an outbuilding on fire in Maple Road West in Sale. Fence panels and a large quantity of garden rubbish were also caught in the blaze. The fire is thought to have been started deliberately. Crews used breathing apparatus and a hose to tackle the fire. They were on the scene for 1 hour, 25 minutes.


Kitchen fire – Stockport

JUST before 5pm on August 28, three fire engines from Whitehill, Stockport and Offerton stations attended a fire in Agecroft Road, Romiley. Crews used breathing apparatus, a hose and ventilation fan to put out the fire believed to have been caused by a chip pan. One woman was treated by ambulance crews for smoke inhalation. Crews were on the scene for 55 minutes.


Kitchen fire – Trafford

AT 6.36pm on August 28, three fire engines from Moss Side and Salford stations were sent to a kitchen fire in Darnley Street, Old Trafford. Crews used breathing apparatus, a hose and ventilation fan to put out the fire and clear smoke. They were on the scene for just under 20 minutes.

Did you know that most fires start when people are cooking? Don’t get caught out – we’ve got heaps of simple safety advice to help keep you and your family safe when creating culinary delights:

Last update: 29/08/2017 10:59:50
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