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Incident Date: 07 May 2017
We’ve received 677 calls since 5:30pm on Friday to 10:00pm Sunday and responded to 346. Here’s a round-up of some of our notable incidents:
Road traffic collision - Manchester
On May 5, two fire engines from Hyde and Gorton and one tactical response unit from Ashton-Under-Lyne attended a road traffic collision in Shepley Road, Audenshaw, Manchester involving one car and one motorcycle. Crews used cutting gear, small gear, one hearth kit and a long board to extricate two female casualties who were trapped in the car. North West ambulance conveyed the two casualties to hospital by ambulance. Crews were in attendance for one hour and thirty minutes.
Pan fire - Denton
On May 5 at 18:07, three fire engines from Philips Park, Ashton-Under-Lyne and Gorton attended a commercial building fire on Inglehead Close, Denton. The fire was involving a pan off food left on the cooker. Fire fighters administered oxygen therapy to one casualty whilst they were awaiting North West Ambulance Service. Paramedics assessed the casualty at scene, fire fighters were in attendance for one hour thirty minutes.
Kitchen fire - Rochdale
At 18:13 on May 5, three fire engines from Oldham, Hollins and Whitefield fire stations to a fire at a domestic premises on Croxton Avenue, Rochdale. Firefighters extinguished the fire involving a kitchen using two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, heath kit and saw. Crews were on scene for approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.
Grass fire - Bredbury
At 18:51 on May 5 three fire engines from Offerton, Stockport and Whitehill attended an incident on Castle Hill, Bredbury. The incident was a fire involving approximately forty tonnes of grass, leaves, trees and wood chip in storage area of commercial premises. Firefighters used four hose reels, three thermal imaging cameras, twelve lengths of hose, two short extension ladders and a saw to bring the fire under control. Fire service personnel utilised a digger to dig out and turn the materials over and were in attendance for approximately two hours.
Cooking fire - Leigh
At 10:34 on May 6 three fire engines from Leigh, Wigan and Hindley attended an incident on Birch Road, Leigh. The incident was a fire involving a pan of oil on cooker in a domestic property. One casualty was suffering the effects of smoke inhalation and was treated on scene by paramedics, the casualty later declined hospital treatment. Fire service were in attendance for thirty minutes.
Water rescue – Ashton-Under-Lyne
At 11:06 on May 6 two fire engines from Ashton-Under-Lyne and Stalybridge, the Technical Response Unit from Ashton-Under-Lyne and the Water Incident Unit from Heywood attended an incident on Oldham Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne. The incident was involving a rescue of person from an embankment close to water. Firefighters rescued one casualty using rope rescue equipment and were in attendance for approximately thirty minutes.
Shed fire - Eccles
At 13:05 on May 6 three fire engines from Eccles and Stretford attended an incident on Renshaw Avenue, Eccles. The incident was a fire involving a shed, which had spread to a house. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel one thermal imaging camera and one short extension ladder to bring the fire under control and were in attendance for just under ninety minutes.
Derelict building fire - Wigan
At 15:50 on May 6 three fire engines from Wigan and Hindley attended a fire in a derelict building on Walkden Avenue in Wigan. Fire crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and were detained for fifty minutes.
Building fire - Bury
At 16:47 on May 6 three fire engines from Bury, Heywood and Bolton central attended a building fire on York Street in Bury. Fire crews used two hose reels, one short extention ladder, one thermal image camera and one saw at the incident where they were detained for one hour and five minutes.
Bin fire - Manchester
At 17:17 on May 6 two fire engines from Salford with one from Agecroft attended an address on Overdale, Swinton, Manchester to reports of a building fire. Upon arrival firefighters found the fire to be involving a wheelie bin inside a derelict building and utilised two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and tactical ventilation to extinguish the fire. Fire service personnel were in attendance at this incident for approximately twenty five minutes.
Person rescue - Bolton
On May 6 at 18:52 one fire engine from Bolton North, one fire engine from Bolton Central, the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Leigh attended the rescue of persons at height on Tonge Moor Road, Bolton. The crew rescued two youths from a single storey building using a short extension ladder. The fire service were in attendance for twenty minutes.
Building fire - Stockport
At 22:42 on May 6 three fire engines from Whitehill, Gorton, and Stockport attended a fire at a commercial property on Rowlsey Grove in Stokport. The fire involved building materials and rubbish located on the ground floor of the four storey building and fire fighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, four thermal imaging cameras, small tools, and one positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire. Crews were engaged at the incident for approximately two hours fifteen minutes.
Recycled material fire - Worsley
At 23:11 on May 6 eight fire engines from Greater Manchester along with the Technical Response Unit and Major Rescue Unit from Leigh and the command vehicle from Rochdale attended a fire at a commercial property on Holloway Drive, Worlsey. The fire was involving large quantity of recyclable electrical equipment. Fire service used two jets, two monitors, one aerial monitor, mats, pumps and a thermal scanner. Fire service remained on scene for several hours.
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Building fire - Leigh
At 01:03 on May 7 three fire engines from Leigh, Hindley, and Bolton Central attended a fire at a commercial property on Bradshawgate in Leigh. The fire involved the front door of two storey premises and crews used one hose reel to tackle the fire. Fire service remained on scene for approximately twenty minutes.
Domestic building fire - Manchester
At 05:11 on May 7 four fire engines from Whitehill, Gorton, and Stockport, along with the command support unit from Hyde, and the aerial appliance from Oldham attended a domestic building fire on Hillcrest Drive in Manchester. Fire fighters used six breathing apparatus, three hose reels, thermal imaging camera, one nine metre ladder and roof ladder to bring the fire under control. One casualty was treated suffering burns to feet, salvage operations were carried out the roof using salvage sheets and fire service were in attendance for approximately eight hours.
Commercial property fire - Leigh
At 12:26 on May 7 three fire engines from Leigh, Hindley and Wigan attended an incident on Westleigh Lane, Leigh. The incident was a fire involving the ground floor of a commercial premises. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and one positive pressure ventilation fan to bring the fire under control and were in attendance for just over three hours.
Road traffic collision - Stockport
At 14:34 on May 7 two fire engines from Stockport and Offerton and a Technical Response Unit from Leigh attended an incident on Wellington Road South, Stockport. The incident was a road traffic collision involving two vehicles, four people were self-rescued and one casualty was extricated by fire service personnel. Paramedics were also in attendance, fire service were on scene for just over one hour.
Electrical hob fire - Manchester
At 17:36 on May 7 three fire engines from Gorton and Philips Park attended an incident on Hyde Road, Manchester. The incident was a fire involving an iron left on electrical hob in a domestic property. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and one positive pressure ventilation unit to bring the fire under control and were in attendance for approximately forty minutes.
Kitchen fire - Denton
At 18:28 on May 7 three fire engines from Gorton and Ashton-Under-Lyne were mobilised to a report of a building fire on Taylor Lane, Denton. On arrival, crews found a fire involving a grill pan in the kitchen of a semi-detached property. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire. Crews also used tactical ventilation to disperse the smoke and were on scene for 35 minutes.