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Firefighters dealt with a toaster fire at a property on Davenport Avenue, Wilmslow.

There were no reports of any injuries.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire off Shellway Road, Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived crews found that there was a wooden shed and some tyres on fire. Crews used water backpacks and a portable pump to put the fire out.

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 were called to a report of a collision on Mill Lane at the junction of Dog Lane in Holmes Chapel.

When they arrived they found that the incident involved two cars. Four people were trapped inside one of the cars. Firefighters cut free the casualties and handed them to the care of the ambulance service.

Firefighters were at the scene for more than two hours.


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Garden refuse that had been set on fire and then left, was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel and a water jet.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a house on Foster Street, Widnes.

When they arrived they found that this was a bonfire that had got out of control. Fire crews used water back packs to put the fire out. They also carrie out a Home Fire Safety Assessment before leaving.
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Fire and rescue crews attended a road traffic collision on Christleton Road.  A car collided with a house leaving two casualties trapped in the car. 

Firefighters released the casualties, a man and a woman, from the vehicle, suffering from shock.  They were handed into the care of the ambulance service and the crew made the scene safe. 

Police officers attended the scene too.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a wheelie bin and fence panel in Runcorn.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a wheelie bin fire.  The fire caused heat damage to a nearby car.  The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Please see our wheelie bin safety advice - Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety
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Firefighters were called to a fire in the Burma Star, a disused pub on Leaside.  The fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. 

Anyone with any information about this, or similar, incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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The RSPCA asked for firefighters to attend an incident where a cat was stuck on the roof of a two storey building.  The crew, with height safety equipment, used a seven metre ladder to rescue the animal. 
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Two Widnes fire engines attended a road traffic collision involving two cars.  Firefighters released three casualties from the vehicles, who were handed in to the care of the ambulance.  They then made the scene safe.  A total of eight people travelling in both vehicles were taken to hospital.
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Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving one car.  A lamp post was also damaged in the incident.  The car had overturned and there was one casualty in the car who was able to get out themselves.  Firefighters made the scene safe and alerted highways to the damaged lamp post. 
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One hose reel was used to put out a fire involving a tyre next to a shipping container in Winsford.

The container suffered heat damage inside as a result of the incident and was heavily smoke logged.
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Firefighters used pedal cutters to release a young girls foot that had got trapped in a bike in Crewe.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a large Oak tree well alight in Northwich.
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A water back pack was used to damp down a small grass fire in Runcorn.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a sofa outside in Runcorn.
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Firefighters damped down a small fire started deliberately inside a building in Alderley Edge.

The fire was out on arrival. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters cooled a gas cylinder attached to a barbecue that had been involved in a fire in Neston.

The fire was out on arrival of the crew who then cooled it and checked for hot spots. Please take care when barbecuing during the warm weather. Barbecue safety advice
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Crews extinguished a fire involving a small amount of furniture in the back garden of a property in Macclesfield.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to ensure a fire involving a motorbike inside a garage was fully extinguished.

The fire was out on arrival of the crews who checked there were no hotspots before leaving.
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Firefighters extinguished a small fire involving a fence and bushes outside a Winsford property.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small fire involving bushes in Warrington.
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Firefighters extinguished a bin fire in a park in Ellesmere Port believed to have been started deliberately.

Police were requested to attend the scene. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Two beaters were used to extinguish a fire involving around 100 metres of grass in Runcorn.
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A large fan was used to clear smoke caused by an oven fire in Ellesmere Port.

The fire was out on arrival of the firefighters who ventilated the property.
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An air conditioning unit in a ground floor office of a Lingley Mere Business Park building was involved in fire.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet and a covering jet to tackle the incident.  The crews checked the roof void for fire spread using a thermal imaging camera and a high pressure fan was used to clear smoke.  The incident was then handed over to the business representative.
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A fire involving three mobile units, which were well alight, was extinguished by firefighters. Electricity to the units were isolated and crews cut away part of the cabins to put the fire out. They used two hose reels and a main jet. An investigation into the cause will take place.
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A motorbike on fire on the hardshoulder of the M6 was extinguished by firefighters using hose reel. Three lanes of the motorway were stopped due to heavy smoke logging. One man suffered from burns at this incident and was treated by the crew prior to the arrival of paramedics. Highways Agency also attended.
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A large fan was used to clear smoke caused by a fire involving a microwave in Macclesfield.

The fire was out on arrival of the firefighters who then ventilated the property.
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Firefighters tackled a fire believed to have been started intentionally in an electrical substation.  Engineers from the electricity suppliers made sure there was no power into the substation and the crew used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze before handing the incident over.
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Intentional burning of rubbish in two skips in Antrim Road had got out of control.  Firefighters were called and used a hose reel jet to put out the fires.
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Firefighters put out a fire in a skip in Windermere Avenue.
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A shed was on fire in Macclesfield. Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. One man suffered from burns at this incident. Paramedics attended.
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A small fire in the open was extinguished with two hose reels. The crew used drag tools to check the fire was out before leaving. It is thought that this fire was started deliberately. If anyone has any information about this fire they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Bushes on fire were believed to have been started due to a lightning strike in Runcorn. The small fire was extinguished using a hand appliance.
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Tyres inside a disused warehouse were suspected of deliberately being set on fire in Runcorn. Firefighters attended and found thick black smoke coming from the building. Six firefighters in breathing apparatus used three hose reel jets to extinguish the fire which also affected the roof of the building.
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A skip on a driveway on Mersey Walk in Latchford was set on fire. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. 

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information about this or similar incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.





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Rubbish which was on fire in a field in Warrington was extinguished by firefighters.
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A man who got stuck in a lift was rescued by firefighters.
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Conifer trees were damaged in a fire in Great Sutton.  A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put the hedgerow fire out.
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Firefighters attended a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound between junctions 16 and 17.  Nobody was trapped and there was no fire.  The crews directed people around the incident which affected lanes 2 and 3 and made the scene safe.

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Firefighters had to make their way on foot with firefighting equipment to tackle a fire on Runcorn Hill.  Approximately 80 square metres of shrubbery was involved in the fire which was put out by the crew using a hose reel jet and handheld extinguishers.
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A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire involving a fence.  A patio heater is believed to have been the cause of the fire.
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A paper shredder caused a fire in a bank in Ellesmere Port.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a CO2 extinguisher to put out the fire which is believed to have started because of an electrical fault.
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A fire involving small bales of hay was tackled by firefighters.  A hose reel jet and stack drags - specialist rakes - were used to put out the fire.
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A large area of hedgerow was on fire (approx. 40 metres by one metre). The fire had already burnt out when firefighters arrived, so they used water back packs to ensure that the fire was extinguished. A cylinder was close to the fire, so it was checked with a thermal imaging camera. 

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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving fence panel.

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Fence and bushes on fire in Warrington, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to deal with the fire.  The fire was caused by the ashes of a disposed BBQ.
 
Please take extra care when disposing of ashes after a BBQ - see BBQ our fire safety tips:

BBQ fire safety tips
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A fire in the open, covering five square metres, was put out by firefighters using a main jet.  The fire was in a mix of loose straw, large round straw bales and timber. 
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Four fire engines have been at the scene of a fire involving a conveyer system in a business unit on Barleycastle Trading Estate.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus,  isolated the electricity supply to the machinery unit and used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. 

The single storey building housing the machinery measured 45 metres by 45 metres and contained a deluge system, a type of sprinkler system, which operated in the machinery and helped contain and put out the fire.

Firefighters remained at the scene to damp down and remove paper bales from the affected area using a forklift truck.

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A fire in a domestic garage was extinguished by firefighters. The garage was situated between two houses and these were affected by the fire.
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Firefighters administered first aid to one person following a road traffic collision in Warrington. Paramedics also attended.
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A kitchen on fire in a property in Widnes was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel. A large fan was then used to ventilate the property of smoke.
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A hose reel was used to extinguish a small rubbish fire in the open in Warrington.
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Firefighters had to put out a bonfire that was causing a nuisance to the neighbourhood.  A hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.
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A tree that had been on fire at the front of a property in Warrington was damped down by firefighters. The fire did not affect the property.
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A man became trapped in a vehicle following a road traffic collision in Warrington. Crews used a high pressure air bag to release the casualty. Paramedics also attended.
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Two sheds were on fire on Beech Grove in Crewe. Firefighters used two hose reel jets and a thermal image camera to bring the fire under control.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire inside a bin using a hand fire extinguisher.

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Four fire engines were sent to an incident involving a large grain store. Firefighters used three breathing apparatus two hose reels, short extension ladders, and respiration dusk mask to bring the fire under control. The fire service were at the scene for two and a half hours.

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Two fire engines from Crewe fire station were sent to a fire involving a shed at a property on Coronation Street in Crewe. Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the fire.

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The engine compartment of a car was on fire, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.  One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving eight conifer trees (approximately 40 foot high). The conifer trees were well alight.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information about this or similar incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.







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Firefighter rescuing ducklings from silt in an overflow by Appleton Reservoir

Warrington firefighters helped an RSPCA inspector in rescuing a duck and a number of ducklings from silt in an overflow near to Appleton Reservoir on Park Lane in Warrington.

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Two fire engines from Warrington were sent to a fire at a property on Belmont Crescent in Warrington. The fire involved a small extractor fan.  Firefighters  used one hose reel to deal with the fire.

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Firefighters attended a road traffic collision between a car and a tractor.  No persons were trapped at this incident and crews made the area safe before leaving. 

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Smoke seen coming from an electrical sub station in Crewe required firefighters to attend. A safety cordon was put in place around the area until Scottish Power attended. No nearby properties were affected.
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One of the lorries involved in M6 road traffic collisionFirefighters making lorry in M6 road traffic collision safeTwo lorries and a fire engine at the scene of a road traffic collision on the M6 today











Fire and rescue crews attended a road traffic collision on the northbound M6 just north of Sandbach Services.  Five heavy goods vehicles were involved leaving two people trapped in vehicles.   

All three lanes of the motorway were closed as emergency services dealt with the incident. 


Firefighters released two casualties from their vehicles and they were transported to hospital, one by land and one by Air Ambulance.

Crews made the area safe before leaving the incident in the hands of the police.  

UPDATE AT 16:15
Cheshire Police advise that the sliproads at junctions 16 and 17 have reopened.  They still advise people to avoid the area as traffic is very heavy.
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Firefighters and paramedics work together to release casualties from vehicleFire and rescue crews have been at the scene of a road traffic collision on the M56 between junctions 12 and 14.  Two casualties were assisted from the vehicle by firefighters and handed into the care of paramedics. 


Watch Manager Stephen White said: "The car was against the central reservation in lane three.  There were two casualties with non-life threatening injuries.  We removed the passenger door using specialist cutting gear so the casualties could leave the vehicle under paramedic supervision."
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Hand extinguishers were used to put out a small fire in a park in Winsford.  The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information about this or similar incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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One person received minor burns from a fire involving a garden chimnea.  Firefighters attended and made the area safe.  The casualty did not require hospital treatment.
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A paper compactor at an industrial site in Calveley was involved in fire.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used three hose reel jets to put out the fire.  The crews removed the piece of machinery from the building and damped the area down.  They were at the scene for around thirty minutes.
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Cutting equipment is believed to have started a hedgerow fire in Weaverham.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put it out.
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Firefighters extinguished a small fire at the back of the scout hut on Station Street in Macclesfield. One male casualty, who was suffering from smoke inhalation, was given oxygen therapy by firefighters. The casualty was then transported to hospital by paramedics.



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