Rochdale firefighter avoids house collapse


Dramatic footage of a wall collapsing and missing a firefighter by inches has been released by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

The firefighter was leading crews tackling a blaze at a derelict building in Littleborough, Rochdale, when part of the front wall collapsed.

The near miss, which was caught on CCTV by a fire engine in September 2010, is now being used for staff health and safety training.

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