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Incidents from 8.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday, May 4

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Incident Date: 04 May 2017

Incidents – Thurs, May 4, 2017

Between 8am and 5.30pm on Thursday, May 4, approximately 100 calls have been made to North West Fire Control relating to incidents in the Greater Manchester area, with around 55 requiring emergency response.

Below are some of the incidents attended by our firefighters today.

Stockport shed fire

On Thursday, May 4, two fire engines were called to a fire in Blackberry Lane, Stockport.

The fire involved a shed which spread to an outhouse and firefighters put it out using a hose reel.

The fire is thought to have started accidentally.

Firefighters were at the incident for around 55 minutes.

Swinton beauty salon fire

Three fire engines, from Agecroft, Eccles and Farnworth, were called out at 3.11pm on Thursday, May 4, after a fire broke out in a beauty salon in Moorside Road, Swinton.

Wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel, thermal imagine cameral and positive pressure fan, firefighters tackled the fire which was located on the first floor of the property.

Crew Manager John Ogden from Agecroft Community Fire Station said: “The owner of the beauty salon, which was fully occupied at the time, had gone upstairs and noticed the fire in the beauty room.

“We arrived at the address really quickly and the firefighters who attended all did a great job in minimising damage to the shop, which was heavily smoke damaged on the first floor.”

Crew me members were in attendance at the incident for around 45 minutes.

The fire is believed to have started accidentally due to an electrical fault.

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Last update: 04/05/2017 17:27:22
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