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Busy 24 hours for fire service

Accidents, fire and flooding

The Fire and Rescue Service says they've had a busy 24 hours dealing with a variety of incidents.

Around 3.30pm yesterday (Thurs), Douglas and Laxey crews assisted the Police and Ambulances Services with a road traffic collision at Bulgham Rocks, whilst Castletown Station was dealing with a fire on the steam railway lines embankment. This was followed by two other domestic emergencies.


The Bulgham rocks incident involved a car and motorcycle  . . and firefighters helped Manx Electric Railway staff to clear tracks which had been showered with stone from a wall following the impact.


Three people required hospital treatment and one was taken to Nobles by helicopter.


Early this morning (Fri) Douglas crews were called to flooding in a domestic property caused by a pipe coming loose and shortly afterwards a householder was alerted by a smell of smoke coming from a property in York Road.


Fire crews removed a smouldering sofa from the property . . the householder had been rescued by the neighbour who had dialled 999.


It's thought the fire had been caused by a cigarette.

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