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All Manchester fire crews covering storm incidents

ALL fire engines currently out attending storm related incidents. Greater Manchester Fire And Rescue Service said it currently has all its available resources and fire engines attending storm-related incidents across Greater Manchester.

A spokesman likened the situation to Bonfire Night and urged the public to only dial 999 in an actual emergency.

He said the situation was rare and said the service was under ‘severe pressure’.

In a series of Tweets, the fire service said: “We are currently extremely busy due to a very high number of incidents in relation to the weather.

In the meantime please only call 999 if it is an actual emergency. Think before you call. We are doing our best to respond but are stretched.”


Driver seriously injured after crashing into tree

Car damaged after hitting a tree in Middleton Credit: ITV

A driver is seriously ill in hospital after crashing into a tree earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called to Heywood Old Road in Middleton just before 7am after reports of a crash.

They found a Ford Kia which had come off the road and smashed into a tree.

The 49 year-old man was trapped inside vehicle and fire crews were called to help cut him free.

Police say he is being treated in hospital for life-threatening injuries

The car has been towed away as forensic officers carry out investigations into the cause of the crash.

The car is towed away Credit: ITV
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