On land and water busy night in Droylsden for fire-crews
Tuesday 10th January 2017 09:45 Ashton Droylsden Posted by nigelpeditor

A house fire in Droylsden brought fire crews in three fire engines from Ashton Under Lyne, Philips Park and Manchester Central into action to tackle the blaze.

The fire broke out just before 10 30pm on Monday evening at the semi detached property on Hazel Drive.

Firefighters had to deploy two breathing apparatus, hose reels and positive pressure ventilation fans to bring the fire under control.

Firefighters remained on the scene for three hours and 30 minutes, and left the scene at around 2.00am.

No sooner than fire crews were leaving the house fire than another fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning this time on a boat moored on the Ashton Canal, Droylsden,just after 2.00am.

Two fire engines, again one each from Ashton Under Lyne and Manchester Central and the Technical Response Unit from Ashton Under Lyne and the Water Incident Unit from Eccles attended the blaze aboard the boat.

Crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, lighting equipment, a short extension ladder and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire and check for spread.
Firefighters were in attendance  at the boat fire for just over one hour.

As yet the causes of both fires are unknown.