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A fire involving a kitchen of a semi detached property in Chester required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel to extinguish it. All persons were accounted for and a large fan was used to remove smoke from the property. Smoke alarms were fitted in the property and did alert the occupier to the fire.

Kitchen fire safety advice


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Firefighters were called to a bathroom on fire in Macclesfield. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire and a large fan to remove smoke from the semi detached property.

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A fire in a bedroom was caused by an electric blanket.  Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and a high pressure fan to clear smoke.  There were two people in the property suffering from smoke inhalation and an ambulance was asked to attend.  Smoke detectors had been fitted at the bungalow and alerted the occupants to the fire.

Please see our safety advice about electric blankets -  Electric blankets

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Two wheelie bins were involved in fire, believed to have been started deliberately.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.

To prevent wheelie bin fires, please follow our safety advice: Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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Firefighters were called to rubbish burning in a garden. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a smell of burning at Davenham Methodist Church Hall.  The crews isolated the electrical supply and used a thermal imaging camera to check for areas of excessive heat.  A faulty light fitting was found to have caused the burning smell. 

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A man was rescued from a lift which had got stuck on the 11th floor of a building in Handforth. Access was gained to the lift motor room in order to wind the lift down to floor level. He was then released uninjured using the lift keys.

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A fire crew tackled a blaze involving gorse and grass off Weston Road in Runcorn.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a wheelie bin fire on Greenacres, Crewe.

Wheelie bin fire safety

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Firefighters responded to a report of a man who had fallen into a pit at a farm off Hollingreen Lane, Nantwich.

When they arrived they found that the man had already been pulled from the pit. Crews assisted paramedics in giving him CPR before he was taken to hospital. Sadly this has been confirmed as a fatal incident.

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Firefighters were called to assist with a child who had got their finger stuck in a park bench.

The incident took place off Grange Lane in Winsford. Crews used special cutting equipment to free the child who was then taken to the hospital to be checked over.

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a grass fire off Chester Road in Sandiway, Northwich.

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A car was involved in a road traffic collision on Station Road in Delamere, leaving one man trapped.  The car had crashed into a tree.  Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to release the casualty who was treated by both the Hazardous Area Response team and the Air Ambulance team before being transferred to hospital by air ambulance.

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Firefighters tackled a fire in a skip in Crewe.  They then dug out and turned over the debris to make sure there was no possibility of reignition.

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A fire involving a cooker hob in Crewe was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel and wearing breathing apparatus. On arrival the crews found the ground floor of the house was full of smoke and a large fan was used to ventilate the property. Smoke alarms were fitted and did go off.

Kitchen fire safety advice




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A skip fire was tackled by firefighters.  Two hose reel jets were used to put out the blaze which, fortunately, did not cause any damage to an adjacent property.

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Damage caused by a phone charger fire in WarringtonA small fire was caused by a phone charger in a Warrington property.  The fire was out on arrival.  Firefighters checked the area and carried out a home safety assessment.
























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Firefighters tackled a chimney fire on Chester Road, Chester.

Crews also carried out a Home Safety Assessment while at the property.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Sunningdale Close, Winsford.

When they arrived they found that the blaze involved a dishwasher. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel and main water jets to tackle the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries but crews carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving the scene.
 

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a small fire off Pennine Way, Winsford.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a bin fire off Quarry Bank Rise, Winsford.

Crews used a hose reel jet to put the fire out.

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Firefighters used a hand held appliance to put out a small fire near Evenwood Close, Runcorn.

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Unattended cooking was the cause of a small fire at a property in Appleton.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and a high pressure fan to clear the property of smoke. 

To avoid kitchen fires please follow our safety advice - Kitchen fire safety

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A small amount of rubbish was on fire in Winsford.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. 

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A large quantity of rubbish was involved in fire in a field in Warrington.   Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.

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Firefighters had to make their way on foot to a report of a fire on a Frodsham golf course.  They used hand extinguishers to put out the fire which was near the seventh hole on the course. 

Please follow our outdoor safety advice to prevent grassland fires - Countryside safety

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A second grassland fire was tackled by Runcorn firefighters.  Approximately 15 metres of grass and embankment was involved in the blaze which was put out by the crew using a main jet. 

To avoid fires in the open please follow our safety advice - Countryside safety

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Beaters were used by firefighters to put out a fire involving a small area of grassland.  Around five square metres of grass was involved in the fire.

Please follow our outdoor safety advice to avoid grassland fires - Countryside safety

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Firefighters were called to rescue a person from a lift in Chester.  One person, a woman, was rescued from the lift which was stuck between the ground and first floor.

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A washing machine was well alight in the kitchen of a Warrington property when firefighters were called.  The crews, four wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the blaze.  A high pressure fan was then used to clear the property to smoke.  Firefighters gave oxygen therapy to a male casualty as a precaution.  Smoke alarms were fitted in the house and alerted the occupants to the fire.   

For more information about washing machine safety, please follow our advice - Washing machine and dishwasher fire safety

 

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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving two small bins containing rubbish in Winsford.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a fire in the bedroom of a mid terraced house in Chester. A large fan was used to clear the smoke and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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Firefighters extinguished a large rubbish fire in Runcorn.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a fire involving several commercial vans in Warrington.

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Firefighters used a water back pack and beater to extinguish a grass fire caused by a discarded cigarette in Saltney.

Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers

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Firefighters used one hose reel, a stack drag and a short extension ladder to extinguish a large amount of paper and card on fire in Sandbach. The contents were inside a metal container on a builder's yard and it was put out by the crew.

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One hose reel was used by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to extinguish a kitchen fire in Ellesmere Port. The property was fitted with smoke alarms which did go off and alerted the occupiers to the fire. Kitchen fire safety advice

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A fire in the engine of a people carrier in Warrington was damped down by firefighters using one hose reel.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a motorbike in Congleton. 

The motorbike was in close proximity to a garages but the crews prevented it from spreading. Police were requested to attend the scene due to the cause being suspected arson. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Five people were taken to hospital to be checked over after a carbon monoxide alarm operated at their home in Nantwich. 

An ambulance was requested to attend the scene due to symptoms reported by the occupiers and firefighters ventilated the property and isolated the gas and electricity.

National grid was also contacted to attend.

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A car fire in Crewe is believed to have been started deliberately. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the blaze and police were requested to attend the scene.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A garden waste fire being burnt intentionally was put out by firefighters due to a quantity of plastic and rubber being in the fire.  A main jet was used to put out the blaze.

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Firefighters were called to the Coach and Horses in Minshull Vernon, to a report of a fire.  The fire was out on arrival and firefighters checked the room using a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further hot spots.  They also cut away materials around the fire incident to make sure there was no spread of fire.  Customers evacuated the building while the incident was being dealt with.

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A small fire involving a tumble dryer was investigated by firefighters.  The crew put out the fire using a handheld extinguisher and checked the area with a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further hot spots of fire.  The fire involved clothing and a memory foam pillow.  Please see our tumble dryer safety information - Tumble dryer fire safety

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A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a chip pan fire in his kitchen in Crewe. The fire was well alight on arrival of the crews who wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze. They cut away cladding while damping down the scene to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and a large fan was used to clear the smoke. Paramedics attended the scene to check the man over due to slight smoke inhalation. Please follow our safety advice to reduce the risk of chip pan fires and never leave your cooking unattended Chip pan
safety adviceDamage caused to kitchen after chip pan fireKitchen damaged after chip pan fire in Crewe

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a refuse lorry.  There was a fire in the gearbox area and a hose reel jet was used to put it out.  The crew dammed up entries to the drains to stop diesel oil contamination.

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One man was trapped in a car and had to be cut free by firefighters after a collision in Warrington. The crew removed the roof and the man was left in the care of paramedics along with a woman who was walking wounded.

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A fire involving a log burning stove was tackled by fire and rescue crews.  The stove was removed by firefighters and embers cleared and extinguished.  The chimney was checked with a thermal imaging camera.  Please follow our safety advice for log burners and chimneys -

Wood-burning stoves safety advice and chimney safety advice

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A woman from Widnes escaped a fire after a chip pan was left on a cooker. When firefighters arrived neighbours had got her out of the first floor flat. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire. The woman suffered smoke inhalation and was treated by the crew before being handed to the care of Paramedics.

Chip pan safety advice

Damage caused by a chip pan fire in Widnes

 Damage caused by a chip pan fire in Widnes

 

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A small fire on open ground was extinguished by firefighters in Widnes.

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An accidental fire involved three large wheelie bins in a communal area required firefighters to attend and extinguish them using a hose reel.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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Three people were trapped in a lift at the Warrington IKEA store.  Firefighters released them from between the ground and first floor of the store.

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Firefighters have dealt with a chimney fire in Wilmslow. The crew used chimney rods and a hose reel to put out the fire.  Please follow our chimney safety advice - Chimneys

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Firefighters were called to a commercial wheelie bin on fire in Crewe. The small fire was extinguished with a hose reel and was believed to have been started accidentally.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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A man had to be helped from a property in Warrington after a small fire caused lots of smoke. The man was at the front door when crews arrived and was escorted out of his home, which was heavily smoke logged. The smoke alarm did sound and woke neighbours who raised the alarm. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property. The man was given first aid by the firefighters and Paramedics attended to take him to hospital. The fire is believed to have been started accidentally and involved clothes and a gas fire.
Smoke alarm information and advice

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Firefighters tackled a fire in a field using a hose reel jet.

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A small fire in the open on Wincham Lane was put out by firefighters using hand extinguishers. The fire was in a fishing area.  Please follow our safety advice to keep the countryside safe - Countryside safety

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Firefighters attended a small fire in a derelict building.  The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. 

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Firefighters attended a road traffic collision in Knutsford involving a motorbike and saloon car.  Police and ambulance also attended the incident and roads were closed as the emergency services made the car safe and cared for casualties.  Sadly the death of the motorcyclist was confirmed at the scene. 

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Approximately twenty tyres were on fire in Ellesmere Port.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

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A chimney fire was attended by firefighers.  Chimney rods were used to access the fire internally, then firefighters got on to the roof to remove a broken chimney pot.  A hose reel jet and chimney rods were then used to put out the fire from the outside.  To avoid a chimney fire please follow our safety advice - Chimneys

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Three fire crews were sent to an incident where a neighbour could smell smoke coming from a neighbouring property, where one man was believed to be inside.  On arrival at the incident, one male occupant was escorted from the property by firefighters.  Firefighters then used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  A large fan was then used to clear the smoke from the property.



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A wooden garden shed was on fire. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to deal with the fire.


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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a vehicle on Tannery Lane in Penketh, Warrington. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.


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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire inside the flue of a log burning stove at a semi-detatched property on Knutsford Road in Wilmslow. A triple extension ladder and a salvage sheet was used to bring the fire under control. A large fan was used to clear the smoke from the property.

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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a skip at the rear of Arighi Bianchi & Co Ltd in Macclesfield. The skip was well alight.  One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If you have any information that could help find those responsible please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke from a kitchen.  The smoke was caused by a chip pan, but the pan was not on fire.

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A commercial vehicle was well alight on the M56 westbound between junction 14 and 15.  The vehicle was well alight.  Smoke was causing visibility issues on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway.  The highways agency helped to set up matrix signs to warn oncoming drivers of visibility hazards. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.


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Firefighters used chimney rods and a hand held fire extinguisher to extinguish a chimney fire.

Chimney fire safety tips



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A heavy goods vehicle was on fire on Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port. The vehicle was well alight.  Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.


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There had been a fire involving a dishwasher at a property in Great Sankey, Warrington.  Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. Firefighters removed the dishwasher from the property.  A large fan was used to clear the smoke from the property.

Washing machine and dishwasher fire safety


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A 4x4 vehicle was on its side and was well alight on Pudding Lane in Chester. One firefigher wore breathing apparatus. Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire.  Firefighter checked the vehicle and found that there was nobody inside the vehicle.  Police attended this incident.  Firefighters and police searched the surrounding area. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera.  A police helicopter checked the surrounding area too. This incident was handed over to the police.

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A car was on its roof down an embankment. Nobody was trapped, but one casualty was wounded. The casualty was helped by paramedics. Firefighters made the vehicle safe.





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Smoke was coming from a grid on the road.  Scottish Power attended.  Police attended.   Police closed the road in both directions.  The power was isolated.  The road was excavated by the electricity board, so that they could locate the fault, and isolate the junction box.



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A small area of grassland was involved in fire at the Marina Outdoor Activity Centre.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire involving approximately 5 metres by 2 metres of grass.
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