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Weekend incidents - Saturday, August 12

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Incident Date: 12 August 2017

Kitchen fire – Eccles

AT 2.16am on Saturday, August 12, three fire engines from Eccles and Stretford were called to a kitchen fire in Liverpool Road, Eccles.

The fire began accidentally, as a deep fat fryer was left on in a takeaway shop, requiring crews to use two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish it.

Once the fire was out, firefighters used a ventilation fan to clear the smoke, remaining at the property for one hour and 35 minutes.

 

Garage fire – Tyldesley

AT 4.16 on Saturday, August 12, three fire engines from Atherton, Leigh and Farnworth were called to a garage fire in North Lane, Tyldesley.

When firefighters arrived they found the garage to be well alight, requiring them to use two hose reels and dragon lamps to bring it under control.

Firefighters were in attendance for one hour and 35 minutes.

The cause of the fire was thought to have been deliberate.

 

Kitchen fire – Manchester

AT 11.08am on Saturday, August 12, three fire engines from Blackley, Philips Park and Hollins were called to a kitchen fire in Quilter Grove, Manchester.

The fire began when a chip pan boiled over and caught alight, once firefighters arrived they were able to extinguish it using two breathing apparatus and a ventilation fan.

One casualty was treated for minor burns at the scene, with firefighters remaining in attendance for 30 minutes.

 

Kitchen fire – Worsley

AT 16.05pm on Saturday, August 12, three fire engines, two from Farnworth and one from Eccles were called to a kitchen fire in Chestnut Avenue, Worsley.

The fire originated from a chip pan in the kitchen, quickly spreading to the surrounding area, causing the sink to catch alight. The fire was out once firefighters arrived, with them using  a ventilation fan to clear the remaining smoke.

Two casualties were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, before firefighters left, one hour after arriving.

 

Building fire – Oldham

AT 18.44pm on Saturday, August 12, three fire engines from Oldham and Hollins were called to a building fire in Deanshut Road, Oldham.

On arrival crews found a pile of rubbish had been deliberately set alight at the empty building, requiring firefighters to use one hose reel and one ventilation fan to extinguish it.

Firefighters remained at the incident for forty minutes.

 

Road traffic collision – Westhoughton

AT 19.01pm on Saturday, August 12, two fire engines from Bolton, as well as the technical response unit and major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a road traffic collision in Manchester Road, Westhoughton.

On arrival firefighters found two cars had been involved in the crash and one person was unable to get out of their car. Firefighters used cutting gear and stabilisation equipment to free the person, who was then cared for by a trauma technician and paramedics.

Firefighters remained at the incident for forty five minutes.

 

House fire – Manchester

AT 22.17pm on Saturday, August 12, three fire engines from Moss Side and Manchester Central were called to a house fire in Hawsworth Close, Manchester.

The cause of the fire was thought to have been accidental following a cigarette being carelessly discarded. When crews arrived they found one of the beds in the house on fire, requiring them to use one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to put it out.

Five people were able to exit the house without any harm, with firefighters remaining on the scene for one hour and 40 minutes.

Last update: 14/08/2017 08:55:36
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