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Incidents - Sunday, December 3

Borough: All

Incident Date: 03 December 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, December 1, and 8.30am on Monday, December 4, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to 236 incidents.

Read about five fires and two road traffic collisions we went to below:

 

Road traffic collision – Manchester

AT 1.55am on Sunday, December 3, two fire engines from Broughton and Philips Park along with the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision on Thomas Street, Manchester.

On arrival crews found two cars had collided, with one person trapped inside one of the cars. Firefighters used cutting equipment and a spinal board to free the person from the car, who was then cared for by paramedics.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 45 minutes.

 

Garage fire – Manchester

AT 5.23am on Sunday, December 3, two fire engines from Blackley and Broughton were called to a garage fire on Saddlecote Close, Manchester.

The fire was thought to have been started deliberately in one of the garages and quickly spread to adjoining buildings.

Firefighters used two hose reels and two breathing apparatus to bring the fire under control. Thanks to the quick work of crews this contained the fire, stopping it from spreading any further and preventing more damage.

Within one hour and five minutes firefighters had managed to successfully extinguish the fire and make the area safe.

 

Road traffic collision – Wigan

AT 8.10am on Sunday, December 3, two fire engines from Wigan along with the major rescue unit and technical response unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision involving two cars on Sole Street, Wigan.

When firefighters arrived at the scene they found one person was stuck in one of the cars and quickly went about using cutting equipment and a spinal board to safely rescue them before ambulance crews assessed them.

Firefighters remained on the incident for 40 minutes.

 

House fire – Bolton

AT 1.40pm on Sunday, December 3, one fire engine from Horwich and two from Bolton were called to a house fire on St. Johns Road, Lostock.

The fire began due to a faulty laptop battery, catching fire and spreading to the chair and toys that it was near to.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire and used a specialist ventilation fan to clear the remaining smoke.

Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 20 minutes.

 

Caravan fire – Manchester

AT 6.48pm on Sunday, December 3, two crews from Withington and Moss Side were called to a fire on Demesne Road, Manchester.

On arrival crews found a caravan on fire and used one breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish it.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 50 minutes.

 

Freezer fire – Manchester

THREE crews from Blackley, Philips Park and Manchester Central were called to a fire at a house on Chapelhill Drive, Manchester, at 9.22pm on Sunday, December 3.

On arrival crews found a freezer on fire and used one hose reel, two breathing apparatus and a specialist ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 40 minutes.

 

Tumble dryer fire – Marple

AT 10.53pm on Sunday, December 3, three crews from Offerton, Marple and Stockport were called to a fire at a pub on Dooley Lane, Marple.

On arrival crews found a tumble dryer on fire and used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a specialist ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 50 minutes.

Last update: 04/12/2017 09:59:56
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