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Overnight incidents - August 17 to August 18, 2017

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Incident Date: 17 August 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Thursday, August 17 and 8.30am on Friday, August 18, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 43 incidents, including a water leak, road traffic collision and a carbon monoxide gas leak.

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Thursday, August 17 and 8.30am on Friday, August 18, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 43 incidents, including a water leak, road traffic collision and a carbon monoxide gas leak.

 

Mains water leak – Bolton

JUST after 6.30pm on August 17, a fire engine from Farnworth Fire Station responded to reports that a water leak was affecting a railway line and the structure of a bridge on Bolton Road, Farnworth.

Police, United Utilities, Network Rail and the National Grid were also in attendance.

Because of the leak, nearby properties in the BL3 and BL4 postcode areas were without water and roads were closed at the junction of Egerton St, Bolton Road, and Hall Lane.

Fire crews were on the scene for five hours.

 

Flat fire – Wigan

AT 6.54pm on August 17, three fire engines from Wigan and Hindley fire stations were called to a fire at a block of unoccupied flats in Blake Close, Worsley Mesnes, Wigan.

Fire fighters put out a fire involving a flat on the third floor using a hose, breathing apparatus, ladders, saws and breaking-in gear.

Crews were on the scene for about an hour.

 

Carbon monoxide leak – Trafford

JUST before 8.10pm on August 17, a fire engine from Stretford Fire Station responded to reports of a possible carbon monoxide leak in a ground floor flat in George Street, Urmston.

Firefighters worked with Cadent Gas (formerly National Grid) to identify and locate the source of the gas leak in the property. The gas supply was isolated and the flat was ventilated. A woman was taken to hospital for a precautionary check-up.

Firefighters were on the scene for 1 hour, 10 minutes.

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Building fire – Manchester

JUST before 8.45pm on August 17, three fire engines from Blackley, Philips Park, and Manchester Central fire stations attended a fire at an unoccupied community hall in Brendon Avenue, Manchester. Crews used breathing apparatus and a hose to tackle the fire. They were on the scene for half an hour. The fire is suspected to have been caused deliberately.

 

Road traffic collision – Manchester

AT 11.15pm on August 17, a fire engine from Philips Park came across a road traffic collision involving a car at the junction of Alan Turing Way and Briscoe Lane, Manchester.

Firefighters helped a man and a woman who were suffering from shock and minor chest pains, and gave the man oxygen. A relative then took the casualties to hospital.

The crew was on the scene for 1 hour, 15 minutes.

 

Bench fire affecting nearby house – Salford

AT 2.48am on August 18, three fire engines from Agecroft and Salford fire stations responded to calls of a fire at a house in Trentham Lawns, Salford.

Firefighters put out a fire involving a communal bench against a fence which then caused heat damage to the outside of a nearby house. Crews used a hose and thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be deliberate. 

Crews were on the scene for around 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Last update: 18/08/2017 09:18:39
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