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Overnight incidents-Thursday, September 21- Friday, September 22

Borough: All

Incident Date: 22 September 2017

Between 5.30pm on Thursday, September 21 and 8.30am, September 22 we received 114 calls and responded to 55 emergencies. Read about a rescue of a person, tumble dryer fire and pan fire below. 

Tumble dryer fire - Sale

AT 7pm on Thursday, September 21, three fire engines from Altrincham, Salford and Wythenshawe attended a fire involving a tumble dryer at a property on Washway road, Sale.

On arrival firefighters used one hose reel and one hearth kit to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were in attendance for one hour.

To stay safe when using your tumble dryer we recommend you follow the below points:

  • Lint is removed after every load of clothes is dried.
  • You do not cover the vent or any other opening.
  • You sweep or vacuum the areas around the dryer regularly to prevent fluff build up.
  • Do not use tumble dryers while sleeping or away from home.

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Pan fire - Rochdale

AT 7pm on Thursday, September 21, three fire engines from Rochdale and Heywood attended a fire involving a pan of food left unattended at a property on Brimrod Lane, Rochdale.

On arrival firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and breaking gear to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were in attendance for fifty minutes.

Crews would like to remind people to never leave any food they are cooking unattended.

Safety advice if you find your kitchen on fire:

  • Don't panic and don't take risks
  • If it's safe to do so - turn off the heat, but never lean over the fire to reach the controls
  • Leave the kitchen, close the door behind you, tell everyone else in the home to get out and don't go back inside for any reason
  • Call 999

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Rescue of a person - Manchester

AT 2.55am on Friday, September 22, fire crews from Manchester Central along with the boat crew from Eccles and Technical response unit from Ashton attended an incident on Canal Street, Manchester.

On arrival firefighters used ladders to rescue a person who was stranded on a ledge at the side of the canal.

Firefighters were in attendance for twenty five minutes.


Last update: 22/09/2017 10:09:12
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