Fire at Oswaldtwistle pub

Fire at Oswaldtwistle pub

Fire at Oswaldtwistle pub

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FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze at an Oswaldtwistle pub last night after receiving reports of smoke coming out of the roof.

Two crews from Accrington were called shortly after 8.30pm to Tricky's pub in Thwaites Road.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said they had received reports of smoke coming from the roof due to a small electrical fire.

No injuries were reported.

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10:27pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Rich Riley says...

So two fire crews are 'battling' a small electrical fire?
So two fire crews are 'battling' a small electrical fire? Rich Riley
  • Score: -11

11:15pm Thu 20 Mar 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Insurance anyone.
Insurance anyone. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -11

11:24pm Thu 20 Mar 14

fireonthemountain says...

Hang your heads in shame .

Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up .

You have no idea what you are talking about .

Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps .

Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough .

A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke .

WHICH KILLS . In seconds .

Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives .

Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again .

Firemen and Women are stunningly brave .

And all you can do is sneer .

Hang your heads in shame .
Hang your heads in shame . Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up . You have no idea what you are talking about . Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps . Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough . A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke . WHICH KILLS . In seconds . Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives . Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again . Firemen and Women are stunningly brave . And all you can do is sneer . Hang your heads in shame . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 36

6:44am Fri 21 Mar 14

Nautical, but nice. says...

It may be that the original comment was questioning the terminology used by the reporter, rather than the bravery of the fire crews.
To say that "Firefighters were battling a blaze" in one sentence, and then go on to say that it was a small electrical fire is contradictory. Shoddy journalism in my opinion. Just saying.
It may be that the original comment was questioning the terminology used by the reporter, rather than the bravery of the fire crews. To say that "Firefighters were battling a blaze" in one sentence, and then go on to say that it was a small electrical fire is contradictory. Shoddy journalism in my opinion. Just saying. Nautical, but nice.
  • Score: 13

2:16pm Fri 21 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

Shoddy? Cant even spell his own name.lol.
Shoddy? Cant even spell his own name.lol. shirtbox
  • Score: -4

2:30pm Fri 21 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Hang your heads in shame .

Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up .

You have no idea what you are talking about .

Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps .

Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough .

A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke .

WHICH KILLS . In seconds .

Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives .

Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again .

Firemen and Women are stunningly brave .

And all you can do is sneer .

Hang your heads in shame .
Hang your head in shame pal! Blaze? Even a fire? Nah pal, nothing...

I was there and after an HOUR of smelling and seeing faint smoke the fire brigade were called.. A HOUR after they arrived, with about 12 firemen scratching their ar$es, they found a 'warm' boxed off area in the corner where an old light fitting was causing the smoke... All the while, we all sat in the pub watching with our pints, because it was barely a faint smell...

But as the LT says, they fought a blaze? haha, don't make me laugh! I wonder who told the LT it was a blaze that they attended for 2 hours??
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Hang your heads in shame . Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up . You have no idea what you are talking about . Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps . Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough . A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke . WHICH KILLS . In seconds . Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives . Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again . Firemen and Women are stunningly brave . And all you can do is sneer . Hang your heads in shame .[/p][/quote]Hang your head in shame pal! Blaze? Even a fire? Nah pal, nothing... I was there and after an HOUR of smelling and seeing faint smoke the fire brigade were called.. A HOUR after they arrived, with about 12 firemen scratching their ar$es, they found a 'warm' boxed off area in the corner where an old light fitting was causing the smoke... All the while, we all sat in the pub watching with our pints, because it was barely a faint smell... But as the LT says, they fought a blaze? haha, don't make me laugh! I wonder who told the LT it was a blaze that they attended for 2 hours?? ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Fri 21 Mar 14

baldy999 says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
Hang your heads in shame .

Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up .

You have no idea what you are talking about .

Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps .

Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough .

A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke .

WHICH KILLS . In seconds .

Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives .

Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again .

Firemen and Women are stunningly brave .

And all you can do is sneer .

Hang your heads in shame .
Hang your head in shame pal! Blaze? Even a fire? Nah pal, nothing...

I was there and after an HOUR of smelling and seeing faint smoke the fire brigade were called.. A HOUR after they arrived, with about 12 firemen scratching their ar$es, they found a 'warm' boxed off area in the corner where an old light fitting was causing the smoke... All the while, we all sat in the pub watching with our pints, because it was barely a faint smell...

But as the LT says, they fought a blaze? haha, don't make me laugh! I wonder who told the LT it was a blaze that they attended for 2 hours??
Where does it say anything about attending for 2 hours? Electrical faults like this require thorough investigation especially if the fire has not taken hold and therefore difficult to identify to location of the burning smell. Would you have rather they just say they can't find it and leave? Yes the 8 firefighters have to stay on scene until the incident is resolved. The sensationalist reporting cannot be attributed to the fire service as the last paragraph clearly puts the incident in context.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Hang your heads in shame . Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up . You have no idea what you are talking about . Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps . Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough . A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke . WHICH KILLS . In seconds . Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives . Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again . Firemen and Women are stunningly brave . And all you can do is sneer . Hang your heads in shame .[/p][/quote]Hang your head in shame pal! Blaze? Even a fire? Nah pal, nothing... I was there and after an HOUR of smelling and seeing faint smoke the fire brigade were called.. A HOUR after they arrived, with about 12 firemen scratching their ar$es, they found a 'warm' boxed off area in the corner where an old light fitting was causing the smoke... All the while, we all sat in the pub watching with our pints, because it was barely a faint smell... But as the LT says, they fought a blaze? haha, don't make me laugh! I wonder who told the LT it was a blaze that they attended for 2 hours??[/p][/quote]Where does it say anything about attending for 2 hours? Electrical faults like this require thorough investigation especially if the fire has not taken hold and therefore difficult to identify to location of the burning smell. Would you have rather they just say they can't find it and leave? Yes the 8 firefighters have to stay on scene until the incident is resolved. The sensationalist reporting cannot be attributed to the fire service as the last paragraph clearly puts the incident in context. baldy999
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Fri 21 Mar 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

baldy999 wrote:
ChrisDeBerg wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
Hang your heads in shame .

Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up .

You have no idea what you are talking about .

Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps .

Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough .

A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke .

WHICH KILLS . In seconds .

Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives .

Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again .

Firemen and Women are stunningly brave .

And all you can do is sneer .

Hang your heads in shame .
Hang your head in shame pal! Blaze? Even a fire? Nah pal, nothing...

I was there and after an HOUR of smelling and seeing faint smoke the fire brigade were called.. A HOUR after they arrived, with about 12 firemen scratching their ar$es, they found a 'warm' boxed off area in the corner where an old light fitting was causing the smoke... All the while, we all sat in the pub watching with our pints, because it was barely a faint smell...

But as the LT says, they fought a blaze? haha, don't make me laugh! I wonder who told the LT it was a blaze that they attended for 2 hours??
Where does it say anything about attending for 2 hours? Electrical faults like this require thorough investigation especially if the fire has not taken hold and therefore difficult to identify to location of the burning smell. Would you have rather they just say they can't find it and leave? Yes the 8 firefighters have to stay on scene until the incident is resolved. The sensationalist reporting cannot be attributed to the fire service as the last paragraph clearly puts the incident in context.
'I' said they were there for 2 hours (well near enough) as I was there... I was not attributing the sensationalism to the firemen, fair enough they did their best to find it and sorted it in the end... I was aiming my comment at bad reporting on a 'nothing' story, as nothing much really happened, but yet the LT tried to make a story from it.
[quote][p][bold]baldy999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Hang your heads in shame . Yes , both Rich Riley and whoever voted you up . You have no idea what you are talking about . Any such fire has an immediate response of two pumps . Thankfully sometimes too much , sometimes not enough . A "small" electrical fire can generate a huge amount of toxic smoke . WHICH KILLS . In seconds . Be grateful that The Fire Brigade are willing to turn up and risk their lives . Would you enter a burning building ? In the knowledge that you might not go home that night , nor ever again . Firemen and Women are stunningly brave . And all you can do is sneer . Hang your heads in shame .[/p][/quote]Hang your head in shame pal! Blaze? Even a fire? Nah pal, nothing... I was there and after an HOUR of smelling and seeing faint smoke the fire brigade were called.. A HOUR after they arrived, with about 12 firemen scratching their ar$es, they found a 'warm' boxed off area in the corner where an old light fitting was causing the smoke... All the while, we all sat in the pub watching with our pints, because it was barely a faint smell... But as the LT says, they fought a blaze? haha, don't make me laugh! I wonder who told the LT it was a blaze that they attended for 2 hours??[/p][/quote]Where does it say anything about attending for 2 hours? Electrical faults like this require thorough investigation especially if the fire has not taken hold and therefore difficult to identify to location of the burning smell. Would you have rather they just say they can't find it and leave? Yes the 8 firefighters have to stay on scene until the incident is resolved. The sensationalist reporting cannot be attributed to the fire service as the last paragraph clearly puts the incident in context.[/p][/quote]'I' said they were there for 2 hours (well near enough) as I was there... I was not attributing the sensationalism to the firemen, fair enough they did their best to find it and sorted it in the end... I was aiming my comment at bad reporting on a 'nothing' story, as nothing much really happened, but yet the LT tried to make a story from it. ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Fri 21 Mar 14

fireonthemountain says...

Oh my - where do I start ?

If you are in a building and you smell smoke -

Get out - call The Fire Brigade out - and stay out .

As I said previously it is a two pump attendance .
The Fire Brigade would much rather over-attend than under-attend .

They do not stand around scratching their backsides . They have
to have an RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) on site .What if the smouldering item had suddenly been introduced to oxygen ? - Instant flashover .
What if the fire had spread to the roof area ? Lurking unseen , just waiting to explode into a backdraft . That's when the Firemen need an immediate and professional help from their colleagues .

May I respectfully ask every single person who reads this to -

- check your smoke alarms .
- have an exit strategy ready .

If you are unsure about any risk whatsoever , ask your local Fire Brigade to assess your home or workplace .

They prefer to do that now , rather than carry your burned corpse out later .
Oh my - where do I start ? If you are in a building and you smell smoke - Get out - call The Fire Brigade out - and stay out . As I said previously it is a two pump attendance . The Fire Brigade would much rather over-attend than under-attend . They do not stand around scratching their backsides . They have to have an RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) on site .What if the smouldering item had suddenly been introduced to oxygen ? - Instant flashover . What if the fire had spread to the roof area ? Lurking unseen , just waiting to explode into a backdraft . That's when the Firemen need an immediate and professional help from their colleagues . May I respectfully ask every single person who reads this to - - check your smoke alarms . - have an exit strategy ready . If you are unsure about any risk whatsoever , ask your local Fire Brigade to assess your home or workplace . They prefer to do that now , rather than carry your burned corpse out later . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 3

8:36pm Fri 21 Mar 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

It's just the fire brigade trying to justify there full time jobs when we all know, they should be part time.
It's just the fire brigade trying to justify there full time jobs when we all know, they should be part time. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -5

8:54pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Rich Riley says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
Oh my - where do I start ?

If you are in a building and you smell smoke -

Get out - call The Fire Brigade out - and stay out .

As I said previously it is a two pump attendance .
The Fire Brigade would much rather over-attend than under-attend .

They do not stand around scratching their backsides . They have
to have an RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) on site .What if the smouldering item had suddenly been introduced to oxygen ? - Instant flashover .
What if the fire had spread to the roof area ? Lurking unseen , just waiting to explode into a backdraft . That's when the Firemen need an immediate and professional help from their colleagues .

May I respectfully ask every single person who reads this to -

- check your smoke alarms .
- have an exit strategy ready .

If you are unsure about any risk whatsoever , ask your local Fire Brigade to assess your home or workplace .

They prefer to do that now , rather than carry your burned corpse out later .
The only reason this is a two pump attendance is to justify the over inflated fire service numbers. Why is there a need for two pumps to attend an incident that there is only a faint smell of burning and small amounts of smoke that had been around for an hour before the fire brigade were called? It would make sense to send one pump and if there is need for another then call on it from elsewhere. There is no need to send two appliances to every call, it's a waste of public money.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: Oh my - where do I start ? If you are in a building and you smell smoke - Get out - call The Fire Brigade out - and stay out . As I said previously it is a two pump attendance . The Fire Brigade would much rather over-attend than under-attend . They do not stand around scratching their backsides . They have to have an RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) on site .What if the smouldering item had suddenly been introduced to oxygen ? - Instant flashover . What if the fire had spread to the roof area ? Lurking unseen , just waiting to explode into a backdraft . That's when the Firemen need an immediate and professional help from their colleagues . May I respectfully ask every single person who reads this to - - check your smoke alarms . - have an exit strategy ready . If you are unsure about any risk whatsoever , ask your local Fire Brigade to assess your home or workplace . They prefer to do that now , rather than carry your burned corpse out later .[/p][/quote]The only reason this is a two pump attendance is to justify the over inflated fire service numbers. Why is there a need for two pumps to attend an incident that there is only a faint smell of burning and small amounts of smoke that had been around for an hour before the fire brigade were called? It would make sense to send one pump and if there is need for another then call on it from elsewhere. There is no need to send two appliances to every call, it's a waste of public money. Rich Riley
  • Score: -3

11:26pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Steven11 says...

Hope your ok Richard , call in to the showroom tomorrow afternoon ,
Hope your ok Richard , call in to the showroom tomorrow afternoon , Steven11
  • Score: 3

11:48pm Fri 21 Mar 14

fireonthemountain says...

No - sorry - unacceptable .

Let me give you a very personal example .

Then you will understand how strongly I feel about this .

In 1980 , my wife and I were staying in an Hotel in Manchester .
We smelt smoke , I went out into the corridor , wow - full of smoke .

Fire Brigade were en route thankfully .

Now , it turned out there was a fire in the kitchens - a fat fire . Nasty .

FIFTEEN fire engines turned up . Fast .

Including the ALP which rescued me and my heavily pregnant wife from
the third floor . Through the window which a fireman smashed .
No breathing apparatus - he went for it .

He put his life at risk to save ours .

OK - what would your recommendations have been ?

One Fire Engine strolls up to assess the situation ?

Hundreds of people could have died .
No - sorry - unacceptable . Let me give you a very personal example . Then you will understand how strongly I feel about this . In 1980 , my wife and I were staying in an Hotel in Manchester . We smelt smoke , I went out into the corridor , wow - full of smoke . Fire Brigade were en route thankfully . Now , it turned out there was a fire in the kitchens - a fat fire . Nasty . FIFTEEN fire engines turned up . Fast . Including the ALP which rescued me and my heavily pregnant wife from the third floor . Through the window which a fireman smashed . No breathing apparatus - he went for it . He put his life at risk to save ours . OK - what would your recommendations have been ? One Fire Engine strolls up to assess the situation ? Hundreds of people could have died . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 3

8:16am Sat 22 Mar 14

Rich Riley says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
No - sorry - unacceptable .

Let me give you a very personal example .

Then you will understand how strongly I feel about this .

In 1980 , my wife and I were staying in an Hotel in Manchester .
We smelt smoke , I went out into the corridor , wow - full of smoke .

Fire Brigade were en route thankfully .

Now , it turned out there was a fire in the kitchens - a fat fire . Nasty .

FIFTEEN fire engines turned up . Fast .

Including the ALP which rescued me and my heavily pregnant wife from
the third floor . Through the window which a fireman smashed .
No breathing apparatus - he went for it .

He put his life at risk to save ours .

OK - what would your recommendations have been ?

One Fire Engine strolls up to assess the situation ?

Hundreds of people could have died .
That was in 1980! In those days the only warning of fire was people like you and your wife smelling smoke. In today's world that situation would never ever arise due to smoke alarms, heat sensors, and sprinkler systems that have been introduced and are now compulsory in large public buildings. The fireman wouldn't need to smash windows as they now have to be fire escapes that open wide enough for someone to climb out.
I don't doubt it was a very scary and worrying time for you but this would not happen today. There is no need for the numbers of fire service personnel, it is a waste of public money.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: No - sorry - unacceptable . Let me give you a very personal example . Then you will understand how strongly I feel about this . In 1980 , my wife and I were staying in an Hotel in Manchester . We smelt smoke , I went out into the corridor , wow - full of smoke . Fire Brigade were en route thankfully . Now , it turned out there was a fire in the kitchens - a fat fire . Nasty . FIFTEEN fire engines turned up . Fast . Including the ALP which rescued me and my heavily pregnant wife from the third floor . Through the window which a fireman smashed . No breathing apparatus - he went for it . He put his life at risk to save ours . OK - what would your recommendations have been ? One Fire Engine strolls up to assess the situation ? Hundreds of people could have died .[/p][/quote]That was in 1980! In those days the only warning of fire was people like you and your wife smelling smoke. In today's world that situation would never ever arise due to smoke alarms, heat sensors, and sprinkler systems that have been introduced and are now compulsory in large public buildings. The fireman wouldn't need to smash windows as they now have to be fire escapes that open wide enough for someone to climb out. I don't doubt it was a very scary and worrying time for you but this would not happen today. There is no need for the numbers of fire service personnel, it is a waste of public money. Rich Riley
  • Score: -5

12:43am Sun 23 Mar 14

Steven11 says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Insurance anyone.
Typical asian comment , go and do the lottery , have a pint in the Windmill in mellor with the rest of your muslim none drinking friends , that's after you have done the lottery . You two faced creeps .
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Insurance anyone.[/p][/quote]Typical asian comment , go and do the lottery , have a pint in the Windmill in mellor with the rest of your muslim none drinking friends , that's after you have done the lottery . You two faced creeps . Steven11
  • Score: 6

1:08am Sun 23 Mar 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Steven11 wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Insurance anyone.
Typical asian comment , go and do the lottery , have a pint in the Windmill in mellor with the rest of your muslim none drinking friends , that's after you have done the lottery . You two faced creeps .
I'm not Muslim or Asian.
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Insurance anyone.[/p][/quote]Typical asian comment , go and do the lottery , have a pint in the Windmill in mellor with the rest of your muslim none drinking friends , that's after you have done the lottery . You two faced creeps .[/p][/quote]I'm not Muslim or Asian. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -1

5:05pm Mon 24 Mar 14

ste220 says...

but your still an idiot
but your still an idiot ste220
  • Score: 0

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