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Incident Date: 15 August 2017
RTC – Cheadle
AT 6.21pm on August 14, 2017, two fire engines from Cheadle and Stockport were joined by a technical response unit and a major rescue unit from Ashton to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles in the junction of Councillor Lane and Shakespeare Drive, Cheadle.
A casualty was rescued from one of the vehicles by firefighters using cutting and spreading equipment. Fire service trauma technicians administered first aid until the arrival of NWAS.
Crew remained at the scene for around 35 minutes.
House fire – Hyde
FIREFIGHTERS from Hyde, Ashton and Stalybridge attended a fire in Padstow Close, Hyde at 10.19pm on August 14, 2017.
Firefighters were met by a fire in a bedroom of the end terraced house and used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle it.
One casualty had self-rescued prior to the arrival of firefighters and was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
The cause of the fire is believed to be a cigarette that hadn’t been property extinguished and left in an ashtray that fell on to a pile of clothes.
Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and wish to remind people of the dangers of smoking in the home.
more people die in fires caused by smoking than in fires caused by anything else
always stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully
see 'Smoking safety' for tips to avoid causing a fire if you smoke
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Building fire – Manchester
AT 4.06am on August 15, 2017, three fire engines from Blackley, Philips Park and Manchester Central along with an aerial platform from Manchester Central were joined by a technical response unit and a major rescue unit from Ashton at a fire involving a large detached property in Beech Mount, Manchester.
Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to tackle the fire at the property that was under renovation after using breaking in gear to gain entry.
Crew managed to bring the fire under control and remained at the scene for around two hours.