Posts Tagged "Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service"

Woman and three children killed in Bolton house fire

Father in hospital after desperate efforts to save wife Anisha Umerji, sons Hammad and Yusuf and daughter Khadija A five-year-old girl died in a house fire that also claimed the lives of her two older siblings and her mother. The…

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Second Salford housing provider halts cladding removal

A second housing provider in Salford has suspended the removal of cladding from its high-rise blocks because of “unclear” Government advice. Salix Homes has followed City West Housing Trust in halting work on buildings that failed Government fire safety tests…

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Fire service fuming at saucy sex picture

Firefighters in Greater Manchester will be “embarrassed at best” after a picture emerged apparently showing a woman having sex in one of their appliances. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue (GMFRS) is investigating the “inappropriate images” which were published in the…

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Terraced house destroyed in blast that left two seriously injured

Two people have been seriously injured after an explosion which destroyed a terraced house. Emergency services were called to the blast, on Cecil Road in Blackley, Manchester, at about 12.30pm on Monday. A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service…

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Maple Mill fire sees homes evacuated in Oldham

Hundreds of people were told to leave their homes after fire struck an industrial building in Oldham, northeast of Manchester. The fire broke out on the top floor of the old cotton mill in the Fritton Hill area just after 4am…

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Woman dies after being winched from the sea as Storm Angus batters Britain

A woman who was winched from the sea as the aftermath of Storm Angus battered Britain has died, Kent Police said. Folkestone and Dungeness coastguard, Dover lifeboat and a helicopter were scrambled at 6.54am after receiving reports that the woman…

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Combined 999 hub gets green light

Plans to build a £3.9m combined fire and ambulance station in Wigan have been given the official go-ahead by council planners. Just as well really: as part-demolition of its predecessor is already under way! The joint venture involves Greater Manchester…

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Hoax caller blasted by fire service

Firefighters have blasted a hoax caller who tied up three engines responding to an incident which did not exist. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) received the malicious call from a phone box on Abbey Lane in Westleigh saying…

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Fire investigation at SAICA’s Manchester paper mill

An investigation is now underway after a fire broke out at the SAICA paper mill’s adjacent paper store in Manchester The fire broke out in the recovered paper yard of the Partington paper mill near Trafford, Manchester, which stores 400…

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A fatal mill fire warning

There WILL be a death, warns a councillor following yet another fire at a derelict mill. Crews were called to the old Pagefield building at 9pm on Thursday as yobs once again started a blaze at the rear annexe next…

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