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Weekend incidents - Saturday, August 19

Borough: All

Incident Date: 19 August 2017

BETWEEN 5.30pm on Friday, August 18, and 8.30am on Monday, August 21, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were called to 228 incidents.

Read about a horse rescue and four fires we went to below:

 

Horse rescue – Middleton

AT 2.53pm on Saturday, August 19, two crews from Rochdale and the water incident unit from Heywood were called to a horse stuck in the canal near Whitegates Road, Middleton.

On arrival crews found the horse stuck by the hind legs and rescued it using specialist animal rescue equipment, ropes and hard work.

Once the horse was free it was checked over by a vet.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately an hour and half.

 

Porta cabin fire – Eccles

TWO crews from Eccles were called to a porta cabin on fire at 5.48pm on Saturday, August 19, on Barton Lane, Eccles.

Crews used a jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

 

Derelict flat fire – Manchester

AT 6.08pm on Saturday, August 19, three crews from Gorton and Moss Side were called to a derelict flat on Allerton Walk, Manchester.

Crews extinguished the fire using one jet, a thermal imaging camera and two breathing apparatus.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 45 minutes.

 

Vehicle fire – Leigh

TWO crews from Atherton and Leigh were called to reports of a fire at a commercial building on Nangreaves Street, Leigh, at 10.10pm on Saturday, August 19.

On arrival crews found four caravans and four cars on fire and used one jet, two hose reels, lighting, a ladder and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

 

Kitchen fire – Manchester

AT 10.40pm on Saturday, August 19, three crews from Blackley, Philips Park and Hollins were called to a fire at a semi-detached house off Belthorne Avenue, Manchester.

On arrival crews found a fire in the kitchen and used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a ventilation fan to extinguish it.

The cause of the fire was accidental.

Crews would like to remind people to take care when using a toaster by keeping it clean, not overfilling it and by keeping it away from curtains and kitchen rolls.

Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.

Last update: 21/08/2017 09:13:50
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