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Incident Date: 28 July 2017
Cooking fire – Manchester
AT 12.23pm on July 28, three fire engines from Withington and Gorton were called to reports of a fire in Birchfields Road, Manchester.
On arrival crew discovered a fire involving an extractor fan in the kitchen of a semi-detached house.
The occupant had been cooking using a large quantity of oil and had left the pan unattended. The flames spread to the cooker hood.
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire with two hose reels and a dry powder extinguisher before clearing smoke from the property and carrying out a Safe and Well check.
Firefighters wish to remind people of the dangers of becoming distracted while cooking. For more information on kitchen fire safety CLICK HERE
Boiler fire – Bolton
AT 12.55pm on July 28, three fire engines from Bolton and Bolton North attended a fire involving an oil boiler in a commercial premises in Union Road, Bolton.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were assisted in tackling the fire by a foam sprinkler system.
Crew used one hose reel to bring the fire under control and were in attendance for around 45 minutes.
Chimney fire – Stockport
AT 2.54pm on July 28, one fire engine from Stockport and one from Offerton were joined by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service colleagues from Poynton to a chimney fire in Woodsmoor Lane, Stockport.
On arrival firefighters discovered a fire involving the chimney of a semi-detached house. Crew dealt with the fire using a nine metre ladder, harnesses, chimney rods and a hose reel.
Firefighters were at the scene for around 90 minutes.
Building fire – Bolton
AT 2.53pm on 28 July, three fire engines from Bolton North, Horwich and Farnworth attended a fire at a property in Bank Street, Bolton.
Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a covering jet to tackle the fire. Crew monitored the fire with thermal imaging cameras to check for pockets of fire.
Smoke was cleared from the area with positive pressure fans.