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Firefighters are assisting police in the search of a large disused building in Runcorn. East Lane south has been partially closed by police.

This incident will be updated shortly when more information becomes available.
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Fire engines from Cheshire and Greater Manchester were called to a house fire on Knutsford Road in Knolls Green. The property was heavily involved in fire and crews divided the incident into three sectors to aid firefighting initially from the outside. 

The crews used three main jets and an aerial appliance to tackle the blaze. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, then entered the loft space to prevent fire spread. The gas and electricity supplies were isolated and cordons road closures established by police. Once the blaze was under control the crews were able to set up salvage and damage control operations.

They used a seven metre ladder to access the roof gully and cut away and removed roof tiles to dampen that area down. A thermal imaging camera was then used in the roof space to make sure there was no fire spread. Firefighters remain at the scene to monitor the building and the road closures were lifted at around 5am.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be undertaken by fire investigation officers.
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A wood burner was involved in fire at a Chelford property. Crews used a handheld extinguisher and thermal imaging camera to make sure the fire was completely out.

Always follow our wood burner safety advice.
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Firefighters were called to a car which was well alight on a car park. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish the blaze.
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An oven glove left on a hob caused a small fire in a flat. The fire had burnt out but had left the kitchen full of smoke. Firefighters used a high pressure fan to clear it.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice and never leave items on the hob.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision which involved a car in a field. Crews administered first aid to a woman. Police and ambulance also attended.
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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire and used chimney rods and a hose reel to extinguish the fire. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property.

Chimney safety advice

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Firefighters used hand held appliances to deal with a small fire off Liverpool Road, Widnes.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a property on New Platt Lane, Goostrey.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire in the chimney. Crews used hose reel jets and chimney rods to put the fire out.

Chimney fire safety advice
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A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire involving trees. The crew put out the fire as smoke was blowing into the road.
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Firefighters have been assisting police and ambulance personnel to recover a casualty from the river. The Grosvenor Bridge was closed while the emergency services were dealing with the incident. The fire and rescue crews left the scene just before 3.30pm.
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Pallets and a mattress were on fire in a Haslington garden. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
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A garden shed was involved in a fire. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, put out the fire. The crew then removed items from the 10' x 8' shed and ensured the fire was completely out.
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Firefighters were called to a serious house fire in Poynton. The fire involved a ground floor of a semi detached property. Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the fire using three hose reel jets. The property was ventilated to clear smoke. Police and ambulance were also in attendance. An investigation to determine the cause of the fire is being carried out.

One casualty was reported and it has now sadly been confirmed that a man died at the scene.

Statement issued by Cheshire Police at 11am

Officers from Cheshire Police are currently assisting Cheshire Fire and Rescue service at the scene of a fatal fire in Poynton.

The fire at an address on Coppice Road, Poynton, was reported to officers at approximately 8.00am this morning, Wednesday 25th May.

Sadly a man, believed to be the 85-year-old occupant of the house, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

As a result of the incident Coppice Road is currently closed from its junction with Shrigley Road North to the junction with Waterloo Road, local diversions are in place.

Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have launched a joint investigation into the cause of the fire.

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Firefighters were called to a fire in a roof space of a bungalow. Two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used at this incident.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire in the open and use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Firefighters were called to a large amount of rubbish on fire in the open. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.
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Hand held extinguishers were used to put out a grass fire off Heath Road South, Runcorn.
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Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in a derelict school of Mill Lane in Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived crews found smoke coming out of the building. There was also the possibility that people were still inside.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and large fans to tackle the fire and carry out a search of the building.

There was nobody inside.

This fire is believed to have been 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 deal with a kitchen fire on Greyfriars, Chester.

The fire, which had been caused by some plastic trays left on a cooker, was out when they arrived.

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 Firefighters responded to a house fire on Carlton Street, Widnes.

When they arrived they confirmed that there was a fire in the kitchen caused by a plastic tub that had been left on the cooker. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put the fire out. A large fan was also used to clear smoke from the house. 

Crews were at the property for about an hour.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Jodrell Close, Macclesfield.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire in the bedroom of a mid-terraced property. One man was also suffering the effects of inhaling smoke.

Hose reel jets and special fans were used to put the fire out.

A fire investigation has now been launched to find the cause of the blaze.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on Windermere Avenue, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that there was a garage on fire. Crews used hose reel jets and a large fan to tackle the fire and stop it from spreading to the other garages next to it.

Crews were at the scene for about two hours. A fire investigation has now been launched to find the cause.

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a small fire in some woods off the A556 in Plumley.
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A man was rescued from water at the bottom of an embankment on London Road. The line rescue swift water rescue teams attended the incident. The casualty was stabilised by the swift water team while the line rescue team set up ropes and height rescue equipment. The casualty was brought up to safety and handed into the care of paramedics. Police officers were also in attendance.
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A small fire spread to trees in Weaverham, prompting firefighters to be called. The fire was out on arrival but firefighters at the scene used one hose reel jet to dampen the remaining heat.
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A fire in a bin shed was tackled by firefighters. A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.
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A caravan was well alight in a field in Crewe. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. They then turned over the debris and damped down the area. Four LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders were removed from the scene as the fire was being fought.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1096 of 23 May.
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Firefighters rescued a man from a smoke-filled flat on Seaville Street. The smoke had been caused by cooking left unattended. After the casualty had been rescued and handed into the care of paramedics, the crews, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, isolated the cooker and used a high pressure fan to clear the smoke.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice and never leave cooking unattended.
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Firefighters were called to a large quantity of rubbish on fire on waste ground and used one hose reel to extinguish it.
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Rubbish on fire which consisted of mainly wood was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.
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A fire involving rubber matting in children's play area required firefighters to extinguish it with buckets of water.
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Disused building on fire in ChesterA two storey disused building which was well alight required firefighters to attend. The fire was located on the first floor and roof area and a main water jet was used from outside to fight the fire. A light portable pump was used at the incident and an environment pack to protect nearby water supplies from water run of at the incident.

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A car was involved in fire in Gorstage, near Northwich. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire which is believed to have been started deliberately. Police officers were asked to attend.

Did you see anything suspicious or know anything about this incident? If so, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Rubber matting on a park was involved in fire. Firefighters used water to put out the fire.
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Heavy rain left the garden of a Congleton property under three feet of water. Firefighters used a pump to clear the water and handed the incident over to the occupier.
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There were four casualties reported after a two car road traffic collision in Lower Whitley. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out a fire in one of the cars. The casualties were treated by ambulance personnel. Crews were at the scene for around 90 minutes.
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A chopping board left on the hob was the cause of a kitchen fire. The occupier left the property, closing all the doors which prevented fire spread, and called firefighters. The crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A high pressure fan cleared smoke from the kitchen.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice and never leave items on the hob.
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A third Widnes car fire was tackled by firefighters. Police were asked to attend as it is believed this fire was started deliberately.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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A transit van was on fire in Brunner Road. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire which had started inside the vehicle.

If you saw anything suspicious in this area please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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A car was involved in fire on Cameron Road. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 42 of 21 May.
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A fire in the bathroom of a Northwich property was tackled by firefighters. The crews, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to bringt the fire under control. 

After the fire, which involved an electric shower, was put out breathing apparatus wearers were increased to four as the property was ventilated using a high pressure fan and the electricity and gas supplies were isolated.

Everyone from the property was accounted for.
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Firefighters put out a bonfire which contained a large amount of plastic as well as timber. The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the fire that was giving off a lot of smoke. They then damped the area down.
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A fire in a garage attached to a house has been tackled by firefighters. The crews used hose reel jets to fight the fire and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus checked the house to ensure there was no fire spread.

There was no fire damage to the house but some smoke had got inside. This was cleared using a high pressure fan and the garage area was damped down by the crews.

There was nobody trapped in the house or the garage. An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out.
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Remains of car after fireFirefighters were called to a vehicle which was well alight. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire and the road was closed while the incident was being dealt with.
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Firefighters were called to a small camp fire which needed extinguishing. They used water from a back pack to do this.

Please follow our advice to stay safe Camping safety advice
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Firefighters were called to a garden shed on fire and used two hose reels to extinguish the fire.
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A container which was being used as a canteen facility was on fire and required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel jet to extinguish it.
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Firefighters tackled a fire in a disused pub in Widnes. The whole building was well alight on the arrival of the crews. Two main water jet, ground water monitors and two hose reels were used to fight the fire with crews working externally to do this. Houses nearby were protected from heat and residents were evacuated. Police closed the road and a cordon was set up around the building.

At 9.45 the incident was reduced to three fire engines and a hydraulic platform, with the remaining crews using ground monitors to tackle the fire. By 9.30 the flames had been extinguished and the majority of evacuated residents were able to return to their homes. Firefighters continued to work to make the outside of the building safe, liaising with a structural engineer. Thermal imaging cameras were used to check for hot spots.

All crews left the scene just after 2pm. The cause of the fire is under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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A tyre inside a derelict building in Smallwood was on fire. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
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A fire involving a wheelie bin was tackled by firefighters. The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

Always follow our wheelie bin safety advice.
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Boiler involved in fire in a Snelson propertyAn oil-fired boiler was involved in fire at a property in Snelson. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters isolated the fuel supply and exposed and monitored the area around the boiler.

When the owner of property discovered the fire they closed the door which prevented fire spread to the rest of the house.

After it was confirmed that there were no further hotspots, the crews handed the incident over to the occupier.
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A grass fire was believed to have been started deliberately next to train tracks on Clap Gate Crescent. Access to the incident site was difficult for the firefighters who used a short extension ladder to reach the fire. Beaters were used to bring the fire under control, which had caused a lot of smoe that affected the railway line. Police and Network Rail staff were also in attendance.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 903 of 17 May. 
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Damage to kitchen after fireFirefighters were called to a kitchen on fire in the first floor of a detached property. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.  There were no working smoke alarms in the property. The crew carried out a home safety assessment. Ambulance staff also attended.

Always have working smoke alarms fitted.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to conifer trees on fire which spread to two sheds. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the area for hot spots of fire.
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A small amount of rubbish was on fire in Whitby's Lane. Firefighters used a hand extinguisher to put out the fire.
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A sofa on a grass verge in Edgeworth Street was well alight. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

Arson can be dangerous and can prevent firefighters from getting to real emergencies. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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Water backpacks were used by firefighters to put out a small fire in a rubbish bin.
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A small amount of rubbish was on fire at Winwick Quay. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

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Around 200 square metres of grass was involved in fire in Runcorn. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze.
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Firefighters were called to the burning of rubbish and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A wheelie bin had been pushed up against a fence post and set on fire. Firefighters used a water back pack to put out the fire.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Arson costs lives.
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A fire crew had to make their way on foot to 50 square metres of shrubland on fire. The firefighters used a hose reel jet and hand extinguishers to put out the blaze.
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A small amount of bushes was on fire on Hill Street. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
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A hose rConifer hedgerow involved in fireeel jet was used by firefighters to put out a conifer hedgerow which was well alight.
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Firefighters were called to a grass fire at the side of the canal near Preston Brook Marina. The crew had to make their way to the fire some distance away on foot and used hand extinguishers to put out the fire.
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A bathroom extractor fan caused a small fire in an en suite bathroom. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A high pressure fan was used to clear smoke and a thermal imaging camera used to check there were no further hot spots that could ignite.
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A faulty electrical unit on the ground floor of a shop caused a small fire. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A high pressure fan was used to clear smoke from the property.
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Two vehicles were involved in a Stockton Heath road traffic collision leaving one casualty trapped. A van and a car were involved in the incident, leaving a casualty trapped in the car. Firefighters had to use a winch to move the car to enable them to extricate the casualty by removing part of the vehicle's side column. The casualty was then handed into the care of paramedics.
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The gas cylinder from a barbecue was on fire at a Chester property.Firefighters vented the cylinder and used a hose reel jet to protect the surrounding area.

To enjoy a safe barbecue always follow our safety advice
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A rubbish bin was deliberately set on fire in Crewe. Firefighters used water to put out the fire. Police also attended.

Arson can cost lives. If you know anything about this incident please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Wooden decking had been on fire in the garden of a Warrington property. Firefighters used water to damp the area down.
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Bushes were involved in a small fire in Runcorn. Firefighters used beaters to put it out.
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The gas cylinder from a barbecue was on fire. A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out the fire.

To enjoy a safe barbecue always follow our safety advice
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There was a fire in the attic of a Hartford house. The fire involved the boiler. Crews isolated gas and electricity to the property and put out the fire using a hose reel jet, with two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
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