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Incidents between 08:30 and 17:30 on August 7, 2017

Borough: All

Incident Date: 07 August 2017

We attended 36 incidents today between 08:30 and 17:30. Read about two house fires, a water rescue, a car crash and an industrial drying machine fire here:

House fire - Worsley

At 08:38 on August 7, three fire engines from Farnworth and Eccles attended a fire involving the living room of a domestic premise on Amberhill Way in Worsley. The fire was extinguished using one hose reel by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. A positive pressure ventilation fan was also used. Fire service personnel remained at the incident for approximately one hour.

Industrial fire - Farnworth

At 10:34 on August 7, three fire engines from Farnworth and Bolton went to building fire Highfield Road Industrial Estate, Farnworth. On arrival, fire fighters dealt with a fire involving dust and lint from an industrial drying machine. They used breaking in gear one hose reel and a saw. Fire crews were detained at scene for two hours and ten minutes.

Water rescue - Wigan

At 11:26 on August 7, four fire engines from Wigan, Leigh, Hindley and Ormskirk along with the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Ashton-Under-Lyne along and the Water Incident Unit from Heywood with support went to assist police with one casualty who was in water at Central Parkway, Wigan. Firefighters rescued one casualty using two 9 metre ladders, inflatable hose, and throw lines. They were at scene for one hour.

House fire - Lowton

At 11:57 on August 7, one fire engine from Atherton and two fire engines from Cheshire (Warrington and Birchwood) were mobilised to a house fire on Wensley Road, Lowton. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels, a ground monitor and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire. Firefighters also used a thermal imaging camera and the positive pressure ventilation fan in an adjacent property. We were on scene for two hours.

Car crash - Bolton

At 12:24 on August 7, two fire engines from Bolton Central along with the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Ashton-Under-Lyne went to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. On arrival, fire crews found one vehicle to be embedded into the ground floor of a dormer bungalow. Three casualties were treated at scene for shock and whip lash injuries. The Technical Response personnel assisted with assessing and shoring up of dangerous structure until arrival of building inspector. Crews were detained at scene for two hours.

Last update: 07/08/2017 17:50:54
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