This incident was one of the
most serious and difficult incidents in the North-West for some considerable
time. The fire started in the early hours of Sunday morning
14 June in a block of flats of timber construction. Thankfully,
all the residents were safely evacuated, but due to the nature of the construction
of the building, fire-fighting proved extremely difficult, and a number
of flats were completely destroyed rendering a number of people homeless.
After the intial attendance of 15 pumps there were 2x15 pump reliefs during
the day, before the attemdance was reduced. Appliances
attended from Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire, a number of
which I managed to photograph. However, these photographs do not
provide an exhaustive list of appliances attending.
0850 Sunday morning.
A fairly rare combination ~ PJ52FMO from Skelmersdale with PN57AOW from Oldham.
Appliances from Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire are in this picture.
1610 Sunday afternoon.
HPV from Leigh on the left and Bolton Central on the right.
HPV from Leigh on the left and Bolton Central
on the right and Whitehill in the foreground.
The HPV from Whitehill and a selection of GMC pumps.
HPV from Bolton Central.
TRU and ERU from Ashton-under-Lyne with pump from Bamber Bridge in the background.
More Cheshire and GMC appliances.
Appliances from Littleborough, Mossley, Darwen, Ramsbottom and Blackley.
Another gate has been opened, but it's still a tight squeeze for the Wythenshawe pump.
1800 Sunday evening.
SACUs C, B, & A all in attendance at 1815.
2030 Sunday evening and USAR teams were assisting.
2050 Sunday evening, 12 hours after my first picture.
My son served food on the 'C' Unit with David...
...whilst my wife and I served drinks from the 'A' Unit.
APPLIANCES IN ATTENDANCE
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