Domestic fires keep crews busy
Thursday 21st September 2017 @ 10:22 by Nigel P.
Ashton Community Denton & Audenshaw Gorton & Openshaw Hyde Tameside

Local fire crews were called to two notable incidents in the area yesterday with one involving a blaze at a large shed at the back of a house in Denton. 

The blaze at that incident broke out just before midday on Wednesday,( September 20,) and two crews from Hyde and Ashton-Under-Lyne went to the deal with the incident in Circular Road, Denton.

When they arrived at the address, crews discovered that a shed was already well alight at the rear garden of a domestic property.

The fire-fighters used three hose reels and ladders to extinguish the blaze and crews were deployed at the scene for one hour and five minutes.

Later in the evening at 6.43pm three crews from Whitehill in Stockport and Gorton fire stations were called to a fire at a terraced house on Greg Street, Reddish.

When the crews arrived at the scene they found a fire in the kitchen and deployed two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a specialist ventilation fan to extinguish the blaze.

Firefighters were at the address for 45 minutes.

Following a Kitchen fire in a Reddish terrace, GMFRS are keen to remind house-holders to take basic precautions. many of the Rescue Service’s call outs to domestic incidents are due to fires starting in Kitchens. 

Crews would like to remind people to never leave any flammable objects on or near to their hobs or ovens.

Safety advice if you find your kitchen on fire:

Don’t panic and don’t take risks
If it’s safe to do so – turn off the heat, but never lean over the fire to reach the controls
Leave the kitchen, close the door behind you, tell everyone else in the home to get out and don’t go back inside for any reason
Call 999