GREATER Manchester firefighters led three children to safety at a house fire in Salford this afternoon (October 27).
Crews from Broughton, Manchester Central, Salford and Philips Park attended the fire at a property in Wellington Street East at around 1.40pm.
They were met by a developed fire in the kitchen of the house which is believed to have started accidentally due to an electrical fault.
A woman and two further children had self-rescued prior to the arrival of the fire service.
The woman and five children were all conveyed to hospital by NWAS for precautionary checks.
Station Manager Mike Branney who attended the incident praised the work of crews who worked quickly and efficiently to prevent the incident from becoming much worse.
SM Branney said: “Our crews were met with a well-developed fire in the ground floor kitchen. While wearing breathing apparatus they worked both to tackle the flames and lead three children to safety who were still in the house.
"The children were taken to hospital by NWAS, thankfully it looks like they only need precautionary checks.
“Firefighters worked tirelessly to prevent the spread of fire and managed to contain it quickly.”
SM Branney was quick to reinforce important safety advice that may have prevented this incident from occurring.
“We believe the cause of the fire started from an overloaded plug socket that had overheated. It is imperative not to overload sockets, and to try and keep to one plug per socket.”
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