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Firefighters used buckets of water to extinguish a small fire in the open.

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Two adults and two children were stuck in a lift inside the Golden Square shopping mall, so firefighters released them from the lift.

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Firefighters were called to a fire involving a combine harvester in a field off the A56 in Preston Brook, Runcorn. Firefighters extinguished the fire and have dampened down the vehicle to make the scene safe.
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Firefighters dealing with a car fireCar fire in NantwichFirefighters have been called to a vehicle on fire in Nantwich. The fire was extinguished with a hose reel.
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Fire on a boat in NorthwichFirefighters were called to a boat which was on fire on a canal in Northwich. The boat was well alight on the arrival of the crews and contained cylinders. All persons were accounted for and the firefighters extinguished the blaze using a main water jet.

The boat needed cooling due to the cylinders and water was used to do this. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hot spots on the craft. Canal and River Trust officers were in attendance at the incident.

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A fire involving a grill pan which was out on arrival, needed firefighters to attend and ventilate the property. A large fan was used to do this.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish a garage which was on fire in Winsford. The crew used a hose reel to put the flames out. Police were requested to attend as it is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If anyone has any information they should call Crimestoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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A motorcyclist who was trapped in barbed wire fencing was release by firefighters who used bolt croppers. The road was closed by Cheshire Police while the incident was dealt with.
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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a tyre on wasteland near to Hooten Station in Ellesmere Port. Firefighters had to force entry to get onto the site. 
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There was a tumble dryer on the ground floor of a terraced property on Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  A large fan was used to clear the smoke from the property. 

Tumble dryer fire safety tips

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Firefighters were called to a fire in undergrowth in Beeston. The area affected was approximately 20 sqm and a water back pack was used to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was then used to check that the fire was out before the crew left.
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Van on fire in WarringtonA van which was well alight in Warrington was extinguished with a main water jet. It is believed that this fire was caused by a discarded cigarette.













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Firefighters have extinguished a fire involving hay in a field in Warrington. Cheshire firefighters worked with a crew from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to extinguish the fire using beaters and water back packs.
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Shed fire in WarringtonFirefighters were called to a shed which was well alight in Warrington. The crew used a two hose reels to extinguish the fire and wore breathing apparatus at the incident. The shed was totally destroyed in this fire which also affected the wall of the property.

























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Fire fighters have attended a shed on Locker Avenue in Orford, Warrington, which also caused damage to the upper and lower floors of a building. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and were at the scene for seventy minutes.

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A smoke alarm alerted neighbours to a cooker fire, involving an unattended pan, in the kitchen of a ground floor flat on Sidings Court in Howley, Warrington. Firefighters and Police had to force entry to the property so that they could extinguish the fire.  Firefighters used one hose reel jet to deal with the fire. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. 

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The kitchen at the De Vere Carden Park Hotel was full of smoke following a grill pan fire. The fire was out when the fire crew arrived at the hotel.  Firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke from the kitchen.  Firefighters gave oxygen therapy to one male casualty who was suffering from smoke inhalation.  The casualty was then taken to hospital by ambulance.



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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a car that was well alight following a road traffic collision, involving four cars, on the A55 in Christleton. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  Nobody was trapped. Police and ambulance attended. Police closed the road while the incident was dealt with. One person was taken to hospital by ambulance.



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Fire crews attended reports of two people in a disused building near to Runcorn Shopping Centre. Crews entered the building and escorted two teenagers to safety after they were unable to find their way out.
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A dry powder extinguisher was used to extinguish a fire on a footbridge in Runcorn.
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Horse being rescued in BickertonFirefighters are currently rescuing a horse stuck in a pond in Bickerton.

Restraints were set up and a clearing established by crews in harnesses who released the horse from the water.

The teams are currently working to get the horse up the steep embankment and a farmer has provided mechanical equipment to assist with this.

A vet is also at the scene.

Horse has been safely released into the care of a vetUpdate at 13:30

Fire crews have safely brought the horse up the embankment. It is now in the care of its owner and a vet.











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A fire in the groud floor of a property in Winsford was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

One hose reel and a covering jet were used by the crews as well as a large fan to clear the smoke.

All people were accounted for and a joint investigation into the cause of the fire is underway with police.
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Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a covering jet to extinguish a fire in a ground floor cafe in Warrington.

A large fan was also used to ventilate the building and the crews were at the scene for over an hour.

Damage caused after cafe fire in WarringtonDamage caused by fire after Warrington fire












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Seven people were released from a lift by firefighters in Chester.

The lift was stuck between floors. The crew isolated it and waited for the arrival of a lift engineer.
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Firefighters released a lady from a lift in a Chester store.
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A large vehicle which was on fire had to be extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.
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Stockton Heath firefighters used hand fire exinguishers to extinguish a fire involving pallets on the school field at Bridgewater High School (lower school) on Hall Drive in Warrington. Police also attended this incident.

This fire was started deliberately.  Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.







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Firefighters made a vehicle safe following a road traffic collision in Chester.
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Flat fire in WarringtonFive adults needed rescuing from the second floor window of a block of flats after a fire broke out in the ground floor flat. Approximately 20 people were in the flats at the time and all self rescued apart from the five, who were brought down from a window ledge by firefighters using a ladder. It is believed that the cause of the fire was due to an electrical fault.

Two tarantulas sadly died as a result of this fire. It is believed that the fire started in the underheating mat in the spider tank.

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A vehicle which was well alight was extinguished by firefighters using two hose reels in Warrington.
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Firefighters were called to a car on its side on theslip road of the M6 north between junctions 16 and 17. The crew made the vehicle safe before leaving.
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Two fire crews from Macclesfield attended a road traffic collision involving one vehicle with one casualty trapped inside a vehicle.  Firefighters conducted a complex extraction of the casualty with the help of paramedics.  Fire crews used cutting equipment, spreaders, cutters, rams, a dewalt saw, glass punch and protection equipment to release the casualty.  The casualty was then handed to the care of the paramedics.  One hose reel and hand tools were also used.

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Two fire engines from Chester were sent to a flat on Cambridge Road in Chester to a fire involving a chip pan. The fire was out before fire crews arrived but the flat was full of smoke. Firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke. One casualty was checked by paramedics for smoke inhalation and was then taken to hospital.  Smoke alarms were sounding at the property.

Chip pan fire safety tips

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a skip.



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One fire engine from Nantwich and one from Crewe attended a report of a house fire on Prince Edward Street in Nantwich. The house had been damaged by lightening which had struck a telegraph pole that was outside the house. Fire crews checked the property using a thermal imaging camera and also ventilated the property due to slight smoke logging.

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Firefighters used beaters to extinguish a fire involving hay bales.
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Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the engine compartment of a car on Earle Street in Crewe.

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Two fire engines from Macclesfield attended a cooker fire in the kitchen of a flat located on the ground floor of a building on Percyvale Sreet in Macclesfield.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet, one covering jet and a positive pressure ventilation fan to bring the fire under control.

Smoke alarms were fitted in the property and raised the alarm to the occupier.

Kitchen fire safety tips

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Firefighters attended an incident at a farm involving a high voltage electrical cable and a wooden pole. A cordon was established.  Scottish Power was requested to attend the incident and the incident was handed over to the owner and Scottish Power.

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A grill pan on fire in a property in Warrington had to be extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving three cars in Wilmslow. The crew administered first aid to one woman prior to the arrival of the ambulance. Police closed the road while the incident was dealt with.
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One person was trapped in a vehicle following a road traffic collision in Wilmslow. Firefighters released the woman from the vehicle, which had overturned, and made the area safe. Police and paramedics also attended.
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Two large bales of hay which had self-ignited in a field in Middlewich were extinguished by firefighters with a hose reel.
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Firefighters were called to deal with a small fire involving underground cables on the High Street outside the Crown Hotel in Nantwich. Police attended and set up a small cordon around the affected area of the High Street. An evacuation of nearby shops took place. National Grid also attended the incident.

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Fire crews have extinguished a two vehicle fires suspected to have been started deliberatley.

One saloon car was completely destroyed and a four-wheel drive was also badly damaged. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Fire crews were called after a vehicle collided with a tree.  Firefighters attended the incident and made sure that the scene was safe.
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Firefighters have tackled a fire affecting recycling waste in Widnes.

A digger was used to remove unaffected materials and firefighters then used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames. Fire crews contained the small smouldering fire using a covering jet and a thermal imaging camera was used to monitor the affected refuse pile and make sure that the scene was safe.

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There was a road traffic collision involving a car and a van at the junction of Lythgoes Lane and Winwick Road in Warrington. Four people were trapped in the car. Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and then removed the roof and two sides of the car, so that they could rescue the four people from the car. The casualties were then handed to the care of paramedics.

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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a skip in a compound behind Polyblend.

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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. One woman was in the care of paramedics and the crew made the vehicles safe.
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A small fire in the open in Crewe required firefighters to attend and put it out using water.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a HGV tractor unit on the entry to the slip road of junction 18, M6 southbound.

The vehicles was well alight on arrival of the crews wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to extinguish the fire.

The slip road was closed by police while the incident was dealt with but has now re-opened.
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One hose reel was used to damp down a small fire located inside woodland area in Ellesmere Port.
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A man was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation caused by a chip pan left on the hob in Warrington.

Firefighters ventilated the property which was full of smoke when they arrived. Chip pan safety advice
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Firefighters extinguished a wheelie bin fire using a water back pack in Warrington. Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice
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Firefighters extinguished a fire underneath a railway bridge in Chester.

The fire involving a sleeper is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette. Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers
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Firefighters used hand held extinguishers to put out a fire involving astroturf in Ellesmere Port.
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A car was on fire on the driveway of a property on Winstanley Close, Great Sankey, Warrington. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a large amount of trees and stubble in Macclesfield.Firefighters extinguishing tree fire in Macclesfield

Two main jets were used to extinguish the blaze,
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Firefighters were called to a hedge on fire in Dodleston. The small area was extinguished using a hose reel.
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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving a grain seperator in Knutsford.Grain Seperator

Crews have gained access to the machine to unload the contents and empty it. One of the crew is wearing breathing apparatus and two hose reels and a covering jet are being used as well as a thermal imaging camera.

The firefighters prevented the fire entering the silos and all power was isolated. One person was given oxygen due to smoke inhalation.
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A man was rescued from a cherry picker which was stuck at height on the Thelwall Viaduct. The crew used the hydraulic platform to get to the man and get him down from the machine.Cherry picker rescue
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A fire involving a wheelie bin in a compound which spread to a nearby conifer was extinguished by firefighters. This fire is believed to have been started deliberately and Police were asked to attend.
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A road traffic collision involving two cars with one on its side required firefighters to attend to make the vehicles safe. Paramedics attended to care for two people involved in the incident.
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Firefighters used hose reel jets and beaters to extinguish a large grass fire on Cheviot Avenue. The grass fire involved approximately 70 square metres of grass.

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A large dumper truck which was well alight in Warrington required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Firefighters were called to a grass fire in the open in Ellesmere Port and used a hose reel and fire beaters to extinguish the fire.

Countryside safety advice

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A fire which had been intentionally set on fire but left uncontrolled was extinguished using water.

Countryside safety advice

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An abandoned caravan which was on fire required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it. A gas cyclinder was removed from the caravan but was not involved in the fire.
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Firefighters were called to a fire involving cut wheat in a field in Warrington and used a hose reel and fire beaters to extinguish the flames. The area affected measured approximately 30 x 10 metres.
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Firefighters were called to remove guttering which was hanging from a building in Widnes. A ladder was used to reach the guttering and the crew removed it for safety.
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A smouldering skirting board in a property in Chester was extinguished by firefighters.
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One hose reel was used to cool the brakes which had overheated on a lorry on the M62.

A thermal imaging camera was also used to monitor the temperature.
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a fire involving an electrical junction box in a store room in Widnes.

The fire caused a lot of smoke on the first floor of the building and the crew used a large fan to ventilate the area.
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a van on fire in Warmingham.

Police attended the scene.
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