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Overnight incidents - Monday, July 17

Borough: All

Incident Date: 17 July 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Monday, July 17, and 8.30am on Tuesday, July 18, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 70 incidents.

Read about two accidental fires below:

 

Kitchen fire – Droylsden

AT 8.51pm on Monday, July 17, three crews from Philips Park, Ashton and Gorton were called to a fire at a house on Lewis Road, Droylsden.

On arrival crews found there had been a fire in the kitchen and used a thermal imaging camera and specialist fan to make sure it was out and to clear smoke from the property.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Watch Manager Chris Hanson, Blue Watch Ashton, said: “Please make sure you switch off your hob at the wall as it can stop these kinds of accidents.

“Make sure you store any flammable items, such as tea towels, away from sources of heat like the hob.”

For further information on staying safe in the kitchen, visit our website: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/safety_in_kitchen/

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.

 

Tumble dryer fire – Stockport

AT 10.16pm on Monday, July 17, three crews from Whitehill, Stockport and Cheadle were called to a fire at a house on Brinnington Road, Stockport.

On arrival crews found a tumble dryer on fire and used one hose reel, specialist tools and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Watch Manager Reg Haye, Blue Watch Whitehill, said: “Tumble dryers have got to be maintained as people don’t realise how dangerous a build-up of fluff can be.

“Always remove the fluff after each use and make sure all the vents are kept clear.”

Crews fitted three smoke alarms in the house, gave reassurance to residents and carried out a Safe and Well visit.

For further advice on electrical goods safety visit our website: http://manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/electrical_equipment/

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 20 minutes.

Last update: 18/07/2017 08:39:39
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