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Two fires in fifteen minutes keep local firefighters busy
Wednesday 27th September 2017 @ 10:07 by Nigel P.
Ashton Denton & Audenshaw Gorton & Openshaw Mossley & Saddleworth Stalybridge


Fire chiefs are at pains to remind people to take care when in the kitchen following another kitchen fire in Tameside on Monday night.

A Cooker fire at a cottage in Stalybridge and a bin fire at a block of flats in Brinnington occuring within 15 minutes of each other placed their demands on fire fighters in Tameside on Monday evening.( 25 September)

The first call out came from a block of flats in Brinnington at 18:34 hours and four fire engines from Whitehill, Stockport, Offerton, Ashton-Under-Lyne and an aerial appliance from Manchester Central, attended incident.

The crews dealt with a fire which had started in a bin in the compound housing the communal rubbish bin on the ground floor of a twelve storey high rise block of flats on Northumberland Road.

Smoke from the fire had risen up the block affecting multiple floors, crews deployed a hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan  to clear the smoke from the building.

The fire crews remained in attendance at the scene for fifty five minutes.

Fifteen minutes later at 18:49 three fire engines from Mossley, Stalybridge and Oldham attended a fire  

in a kitchen of a domestic property at Boundary Cottages, Stalybridge.

The blaze involved a quantity of cosmetics that had been left unattended on a cooker hob.

 Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation unit to bring the fire under control. Crews were in attendance at that property for fifty minutes.

See below for safety advice in the kitchen issued by GMFRS

Keep safe in the kitchen:

Remember any type of pan can catch fire – this includes a wok, a grill or a frying pan
When deep frying, always dry the food before you put it in the oil
Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil. If the oil starts to smoke, it’s too hot – turn off the heat and leave it to cool down
Swap your chip pan for an electric deep fat fryer – thermostatically controlled electrical deep fat fryers that plug into the wall are much safer to use
More safety advice is available on our website: