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Incident Date: 31 August 2017
Between 5.30pm on Wednesday, August 30 and 8.00am on Thursday, August 31, we received 104 calls and attended 61 incidents.
Building fire – Rochdale
AT 17.52 pm on Wednesday, August 30, two fire engines from Rochdale and Hollins were called to a building fire in Abbott Street, Rochdale.
On arrival firefighters found building waste alight on the ground floor of the building and they used two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and one ventilation fan to extinguish it.
Firefighters remained at the incident for one hour and 30 minutes.
Road traffic collision – Rochdale
AT 18.14pm on Wednesday, August 30, two fire engines from Rochdale and Chadderton and a technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision in Robinson Street, Rochdale.
At the scene firefighters found one car had crashed into five parked vehicles, with one person trapped within a car. To free the person from the car, firefighters used a saw and winch, with the person then being taken to hospital by an ambulance.
Firefighters remained on the scene for 40 minutes.
Building fire – Droylsden
AT 19.18pm on Wednesday, August 30, three fire engines from Ashton Under Lyne, Staylbridge and Philips Park were called to a building fire in Ashton Road, Droylsden.
The fire was thought to have been started deliberately, with a quantity of rubbish well alight in the derelict building when firefighters arrived. To extinguish the fire, firefighters used one hose reel and a ventilation fan.
Firefighters remained at the incident for 40 minutes.
Garage fire – Westhoughton
AT 22.13pm on Wednesday, August 30, two fire engines from Atherton and Leigh were called to a garage fire in Drake Hall, Westhoughton.
As firefighters arrived they found the garage well alight, having begun due to an electrical fault and quickly spreading to the contents of the garage. To extinguish the flames firefighters used two hose reels and two breathing apparatus.
Firefighters remained on the scene for 45 minutes.