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One hose reel was used to extinguish a bonfire that was out of control in Warrington. Bonfire and firework safety

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A large amount of petrol which had leaked from a vehicle in Warrington required firefighters to cordon off the affected area of a multistorey car park.

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A fence which was on fire in Warrington required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel to extinguish it. One hose reel and a jet was used to extinguish the fence, which was touching a house.

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Firefighters were called to a sign hanging from a building and used a ladder to reach it and cut it down.

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Smoke was coming from a first floor flat on Station Road in Ellesmere Port.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  The fire was in the kitchen of the property.  One hose reel jet was used to tackle the fire. 

For safety please follow our advice - Kitchen fire safety

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A skip was well alight on Weaver Vale Road in Winsford, so firefighters used one main jet to extinguish the fire.

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One male casualty was extricated from a vehicle that was on the grass verge following a road traffic collision on Hood Lane North in Great Sankey, Warrington . The casualty was then handed to the care of the paramedics.

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One male casualty was extricated from a vehicle following a road traffic collision by the pink eye roundabout on Lovely Lane/Liverpool Road in Warrington.  The casualty was then handed to the care of the paramedics.

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One female casualty was extricated from a vehicle following a road traffic collision on the A500 in Crewe.  Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision.

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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving the flat roof of a rear extention of a terraced property. Fire affected the felt roof and the fascia board. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots. Police were requested to attend, to secure the property.




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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle a fire involving conifer trees.



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Firefighters were called to an incident involving a fire in an oven.  The fire had burnt out but firefighters used specialist equipment to check there was no further sign of fire and a thermal imaging camera to make sure there wre no further areas of heat that could reignite.  For safety please follow our advice -  Kitchen fire safety

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A man was medically trapped after a road traffic collision involving one saloon car. Firefighters removed the roof of the car in order to rescue the man who was then handed into the care of paramedics.

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A fire in a ground floor flat was well alight on arrival of the crews and was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel and wearing breathing apparatus. Two people, a man and a woman were inside the flat and had been woken by smoke alarms and managed to get out of the property. The woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns to her hand. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus checked the flat opposite and an elderly lady from inside was also taken to hospital to be checked over. A third woman was helped down a ladder from the flat above but did not require any treatment. The cause of the fire was accidental. A large fan was used to clear the smoke.

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There had been a small fire inside a radiator control unit. The fire was already out when the fire crew arrived. The electricity supply to the unit was isolated. 

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Firefighters had to gain access to an empty flat where cooking had been left unattended causing the flat and communal areas to fill with smoke.  They used a high pressure fan to ventilate the flat, clearing the smoke. 
Please don't leave cooking unattended ever.  Follow our safety advice - Kitchen fire safety

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A woman has died after a fire at a bungalow in Appleton. Firefighters were called in the early hours of the morning where they extinguished a small fire in the bedroom using one hose reel. They gave first aid to a woman before handing her into the care of Paramedics but she was sadly later confirmed dead. Police and fire investigators have been at the scene and at this stage the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.


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A woman was cut free from a car involved in a collision in Acton. The collision involved a car and two vans and the elderly woman was medically trapped. After being released from the car she was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus removed a chip pan that had been on fire in a public house in Upton. Chip pan safety advice

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A fire in a first floor flat was extinguished with one hose by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. The electricity company were also requested to attend the scene and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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The ground floor of a property in Nantwich became flooded with water and needed firefighers to attend. The crew isolated the water supply and helped with the removal of water before leaving.

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A small amount of garden rubbish, which was on fire in Northwich, required firefighters to extinguish it using water from a hose reel.

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Firefighters used one main jet to tackle a well developed fire involving a canal boat that was docked on the River Weaver. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  Police were requested to attend the incident to close the public footpath.

Firefighters tackling a canal boat fire on the River WeaverFirefighters tackling a canal boat fire on the River Weaver

Updated at 8am on Tuesday, October 14

The aerial appliance attended to enable firefighters to fight the fire from above and two main water jets and ground monitors were also used.

At 01:14 the canal boat started to tilt on the port side. It then sank at around 01:43. This was due to the significant damage to the structure of the vessel. Waterways and environment agencies were informed. Crews were at the scene for just under six hours.

Canal boat fire on the River Weaver Canal boat fire on the River Weaver

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a wheelie bin. Police also attended this incident.

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A car on fire required firefighters to use one hose reel to extinguish it.

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Firefighters have been called to a number of small fires in the grounds of an old Leisure Centre in Woodchurch Lane, Ellesmere Port which needed firefighters to attend and investigate.

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A small fire involving rubbish was set on fire in Sandbach and needed extinguishing using a hose reel.

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A fire in the back garden of a property in Warrington required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it.

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a car fire on St Marys Street in Crewe.

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Fire crews responded to a report of a collision on Holmes Chapel Road in Middlewich.When they arrived crews found that the incident involved one car. Nobody was trapped and so crews helped the police in making sure that the scene was safe.




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Car collides with a wall in Ellesmere PortFirefighters were called to a report of a collision on Civic Way in Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived they found that the incident involved one car that had collided with a wall. A man was trapped in the car.

The crews used special cutting gear to free the man who was then passed to the care of the ambulance service.








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A hose reel jet was used to put out a car fire on the driveway of a house on Shelley Road, Chester.

It is believed that this fire may have been started deliberately. Please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you have any information that could help find those responsible.

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Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Sandbach Road in Rode Heath.

When they arrived they found the front door and hallway of the property on fire. Crews ensured that the man who lived there was safely out of the property before tackling  the blaze with hose reel jets and special fans.

A fire investigation has now been launched to find the cause of the fire.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Kingshead Close in Runcorn.

When they arrived crews found that the fire, which was out when they arrived,  had a involved the cooker.

Crews used a special fan to clear the smoke. A woman at the property was also treated for slight smoke inhalation.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at the Little Creek Kennels in Chester.

When they arrived crews found a trailer and its contents on fire. Crews used a hose reel jet to put the fire out.

An investigation has been launched to find the cause of the fire.


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Firefighters dealt with a fire in an electrical meter on a car park off Balfour Street in Runcorn.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Birchwood Way in Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved two cars. One man was trapped and so crews used special cutting equipment to free him.

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Fire and rescue crews were called to a report of a six vehicle road traffic collision.   There were no people trapped in any of the vehicles and no sign of fire.  The crews made the scene safe.

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A motorbike was on fire in the middle of a Warrington field.  Firefighters made their way to the incident on foot due to the remote location and used hand appliances to put the fire out.  The police were asked to attend due to the suspicious nature of the incident.  Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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A wheelie bin fire was caused by hot coals being disposed of in it.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put the fire out.  Please follow our wheelie bin safety advice to prevent similar incidents - Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving two petrol cannisters on the side of the road in Warrington.

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Firefighters dealt with a small fire off Dee Way in Winsford.

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Firefighters used hand held extinguishers to put out a fence fire off Wealstone Lane, Chester.

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Two people have sadly died after a road traffic collision on the M56.

The incident involved a coach with no passengers, two heavy goods vehicles and a car.

Two people were cut out of two of the vehicles and were sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area as there was significant traffic disruption on the east bound carriageway near to Frodsham and Runcorn (heading towards Manchester from Chester).

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Firefighters made the scene safe after a collision involving a saloon car in Whitchurch.

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Firefighters wearing breathing appparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a HGV trailer fire. The trailer was well alight on arrival of the crews and the road was closed while the incident was dealt with.

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Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to a flat roof on fire in a semi detached property in Warrington. Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the flames which had spread to the roof space.  The crews made the area safe by cutting away around the affected area to make sure there was no reignition.  The fire started as work was being carried out on the flat area of the roof.

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A bathroom was involved in a fire in Runcorn and required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it. A large fan was then used to remove smoke from the property.

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Firefighters were called to deal with a well established house fire in Northwich. On arrival the crews found the kitchen of the terraced property on fire and used one hose reel to extinguish it. Smoke had spread to the adjoining property so the home had to be evacuated. A large fan was used to remove smoke from the property and the A49 near to the house was closed while firefighters tackled the fire. A fire investigation will now take place, but it is believed that the fire may have started within an electrical appliance.

Kitchen fire safety


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A hose reel jet was used to put out a small rubbish fire on Stadium Way, Chester.

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A fire involving a conservatory in Warrington was extinguished using one hose reel. The electrics were isolated and a large fan was then used to remove smoke from the property.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Post Fire Support Team was also requested to attend to help with the clean up operation. It is believed that this fire started in a tumble dryer.

Tumble dryer fire safety


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A taxi is believed to have been set on fire deliberately in Ellesmere Port. The vehicle was well alight on arrival of the crew and one hose reel was used to extinguish the fire. 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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One hose reel was used to extinguish a wheelie bin fire in Winsford. Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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A hose reel jet was used to deal with a wheelie bin fire close to the Co-Op on Wharton Road, Winsford.

Wheelie bin - fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire on Lord Street in Bollington. .

When they arrived the crew found that there was a fire in a log burner. They used water backpacks to deal with the incident. Part of the chimney also had to be removed to enable them to access the blaze.

Chimneys

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A fire involving a cooker was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel. A large fan was then used to remove smoke from the property.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Road traffic collision in SandbachA road traffic collision involving a saloon car and a tree required firefighters to attend. Crews removed the roof of the car to get the casualty out. Paramedics and the Air Ambulance attended.















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Firefighters cut a man free from a heavy goods vehicle involved in a collision on M62. The HGV had collided with another HGV and all three lanes of the motorway were closed.  

Air Ambulance attended the scene..

Firefighters at the scene of a road traffic collision involving large vehicle on M62Road traffic collision involving large vehicle on M62

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An unattended cooker which had caused slight smoke in a property in Northwich required firefighters to gain access through a bedroom window. They used a large fan to remove the smoke.

Grill pan and cooker safety advice.

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Firefighters were called to a dangerous structure involving a stable block which had been affected by wind. The crew dismantled the stable which was close to a roadway.

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 A fire involving an extractor fan in the bathroom of a Chester property was put out by firefighters.  The crew, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire, followed by a high pressure fan to clear smoke. 

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Firefighters tackled a fire involving a mattress that had been set alight in the open.  They used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.  Anyone with any information about this or similar incidents is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire involving a wheelie bin.  Please see our wheelie bin safety advice - Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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Firefighters tackled a fire involving rubbish and tractor tyres.  A hose reel jet was used to put out the blaze.

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Hand extinguishers were used by firefighters to put out a small fire on the canal towpath.  The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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A fire involving tyres and trees was attended by firefighters.  A hose reel jet was used to put out the blaze. 

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Firefighters were called to a report of a small peat fire in the open air.  The crew used a hose reel jet to damp down the area.

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A car was involved in a well developed fire on the A55 at Huntington.  Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.  The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. 

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A burst water main on Capenhurst Road affected Doddington Road, with flood water looking likely to affect houses.  Firefighters started to pump away water before any damage was caused and the officer in charge asked for road closure and flooding signs to be put in place.  A second pump was set up to remove water and reduce the level on the road, keeping it at a safe level.  They then handed the incident over to the water board.

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Local residents were evacuated as a precaution due to a fire involving four garages in Warrington. Acetylene cylinders were inside the buildings but once it was confirmed they were not involved in the fire, the residents were allowed to return to their homes. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two main jets to fight the fire externally and the aerial appliance was used to damp down.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a caravan that had spread to the house. The caravan was on the drive and was well alight on arrival of the crews. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and a large fan was used to ventilate the property. All people were accounted for.

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A fire that started in the ground floor bin store of a high rise building effected the 9th and 11th floors with smoke. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish the fire and the building was then ventilated. The crew gave one resident oxygen due to smoke inhalation and requested the Ambulance Service to attend.

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A fire caused by unattended cooking was extinguished with a hose reel by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. One man suffered smoke inhalation and paramedics were requested to attend the scene. Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters extinguished a chimney fire in Bollington.

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Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish a fire in a flat in Ellesmere Port. A large fan was used to clear the smoke. Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.
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