Busy 24 hours for firefighters

Isle of Man Fire Service

Isle of Man Fire Service

Fire crews have dealt with a variety of incidents of the last 24 hours.

At about 3.30pm yesterday, Douglas and Laxey crews helped the police and ambulances service with a road traffic collision at Bulgham Rocks, while Castletown station was dealing with a fire on the steam railway lines embankment.

The incident at Bulgham Rocks involved a car and motorcycle, and saw three people requiring hospital treatment.

One casualty had to taken to Noble’s Hospital by helicopter.

Firefighters helped the Manx Electric Railway staff to clear the tracks which had been showered with stone from a wall following the impact.

In the early hours of this morning Douglas crews were called to flooding in a home, caused by a pipe coming loose.

This was eventually dealt with by a plumber.

Shortly after the flooding incident, at about 2am, a neighbour was alerted by a smell of smoke coming from a property in York Road.

On arrival Red Watch, found that the sole occupant had been rescued from his smoke-filled flat by the neighbour who had dialled 999.

Firefighters cleared the smoke and removed a smouldering sofa outside.

The fire is thought to have been caused by smoking materials.

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