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Firefighters rescued a woman from a lift in Sainsburys Supermarket, Neston.

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A fire and rescue crew was alerted to a car fire in Sandbach.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the blaze, then made the scene safe.

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Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a scout hut in Fiddlers Lane.  The building, measuring 30m x 10m, was involved in a well-developed fire.  The crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two main jets to tackle the blaze and high pressure fans to ventilate smoke from the property.  The fire is believed to have started in an electricity consumer unit and the presence of electricity board personnel was requested. 

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A light goods vehicle containing 160 bottles of milk overturned on the M6 between junctions 21 and 21 southbound, following a road traffic collision with a heavy goods vehicle. The vehicle ended up on its side and was carrying approximately 160 bottles of milk which then leaked. Crews used an environmental pack to stop the liquid from entering drainage and water systems. Two lanes of the motorway were closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. Paramedics and Police also attended and there was no one was trapped.

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Jacknifed lorry on M6A HGV which had jackknifed on the M6 was made safe by firefighters.

Initially there was concern the vehicle was leaking diesel but fortunately this was not the case and the crews ensured it was safe before leaving.

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A car involved in fire meant that the A57 near Manley Gardens had to be closed as firefighters tackled the blaze.  A hose reel jet, with one crew member in breathing apparatus, was used to put out the fire.  One female casualty and child who had been in the car were tended to by ambulance personnel.

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Firefighters assisted with traffic management and removal of vehicles to the side of the road after two cars were stuck.  The cars were stuck in the dip of the road going up a hill, leaving single traffic passing only. 

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Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire in the Damage caused to bedroom from firebedroom of a house in Warrington. The gas and electrics were isolated and a fire investigator was requested to attend the scene. The cause of the fire was deemed to be as a result of discarded smoking equipment.

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A man was trapped in his car after a collision on the motorway. Police and Ambulance attended the scene and the firefighters removed the roof of the vehicle for the casualty to be released.

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An investigation is underway after a fire involving the front door of a property in Crewe. The fire was out when the crews attended but three people had suffered smoke inhalation and were given oxygen by firefighters at the scene. Police were also in attendance and an arson investigation has been launched. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A car and a HGV were involved in a collision on the M6. Fortunately no one was trapped and the car was on the hard shoulder on arrival of the crews. Firefighters assisted the Highways Agency in fending off the traffic before leaving.

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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving five cars, one of which was on its side in Macclesfield. No one was trapped and paramedics were treating one person for minor injuries. The crews assisted paramedics in making the scene safe before leaving.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care on the roads during the cold weather conditions with snow and ice likely to impact on the roads. Follow our safety advice to reduce the risks of being involved in a collision Road safety advice


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Overturned HGV on the M6There was an incident involving two heavy goods vehicles and one saloon car on the M6 motorway between junctions 19 and 20.  One of the heavy goods vehicles had overturned.

Paramedics attended and dealt with two casualties, but the casualties were not trapped.

Lanes one and two of the motorway were closed by Police and Highways due to the overturned vehicle having shed its load and a fuel spillage.





















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Firefighters tackling a house fire in MouldsworthA two storey detached house was destroyed by an intense blaze that was well underway as the Service arrived at the scene. 

The fire involved the roof and first floor of the property and crews used a main water jet and hose reels to fight this fire. 

Crews had to withdraw from the house when the roof collapsed and were unable to carry out salvage operations until the stability of the chimneys and walls was checked by structural engineers.

Firefighters were at the scene for two days, unable to check whether the fire was fully extinguished because of the unstable structure.  However, they were able to regain entry and made sure that there were no remaining areas of fire.

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Video - Firefighters tackling a house fire in Mouldsworth, Chester

Fire engines at the scene of a house fire in MouldsworthFirefighters tackling a fire in Mouldsworth




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A fire in a car was tackled by firefighters on the M56 near Appleton.  The crew, one firefighter using breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. 

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Unattended cooking caused a small fire in a cooker in Northwich.  The fire was out when the firefighters arrived but there was slight smoke logging to the house so the crew used a high pressure fan to clear it.  The occupants had evacuated the house after calling the Service.

Please don't leave cooking unattended - follow our safety advice: Kitchen fire safety

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A fire in the engine compartment of a saloon car was tackled by firefighters.  The crew, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the flames. 

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Two hose reels were used to extinguish a small fire in a skip accidentally caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette. Please ensure all smoking materials are fully extinguished Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a tractor that was well alight on arrival of the crews. The firefighters cooled the vehicle before inspecting to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

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Firefighters were called to a derelict building on fire in Widnes and used two hose reels to extinguish the 4 metre by 5 metre building. Ceiling tiles were also removed for ventilation and a thermal imaging camera then used to check the area before the crews left.

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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire in Macclesfield. The fire involved a multi fuel burner and the crew used chimney gear to extinguish it.

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A car which was on fire in Warrington was extinguished by firefighters who used one hose reel.

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There was a small fire inside a microwave. The fire was out when the fire crew arrived.  Firefighters gave first aid to one male casualty, and an ambulance was requested to attend.  The fire crew then conducted a home safety assessment at the property.


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Fire in Wilmslow involving a quad bike and a flatFirefighters were called to a report of a flat fire on Rainow Way in Wilmslow.

When they arrived crews found that the fire involved a quad bike outside a ground floor flat. Two people had got out of the flat via a window. A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.

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









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Firefighters were called to deal with a bin fire on Marina Walk in Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived they found two bins on fire in separate locations. Hose reel jets were used to put them 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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A hose reel jet was used to put out a bin fire on Bradbury Road in Winsford.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire on Holmes Chapel Road in Congleton.

The crew used chimney rods to tackle the fire. 

Please read our Chimney fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire in Buerton.

Crews used special equipment to put the fire out.

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Fire crews were called to a report of a suspected chemical leak at Morrisons Distribution Centre on King Street in Northwich.

The centre was evacuated while crews in special gas tight suits investigated. At first it was suspected that one of the fridges had leaked ammonia. However, this turned out to be a false alarm caused by a fault on the alarm system. No action was required.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a log burner in the living room. A large fan was used to clear the smoke.

Wood-burning stove safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at the Ditton Community Centre.

The centre was evacuated while crews wearing breathing apparatus investigated the incident. They confirmed that there had been a fire in an electrical fuse box but this was already out.

A large fan was used to clear smoke from the premises.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire on Saltersley Lane, Wilmslow.

They used hose reeel jets and special rods to tackle the fire.
 
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-fire-safety-advice/chimneys

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A fire in the flue of a log burner resulted in firefighters dismantling the burner.  They also checked the room above and loft space to make sure there was no fire spread. 

Please follow our safety advice for Wood-burning stoves

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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire which involved both the chimney and the fireplace.  The flames were put out using a chimney hose and buckets of water.  The crews then dismantled the stove so they could tackle the chimney breast fire using hoses.  A thermal imaging camera was used to check there were no further hot spots.  The loft space was also checked to make sure there was no fire spread.

Please see our chimney safety advice - Chimneys

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Firefighters extinguished a small fire involving an electric meter. The electric was isolated and energy company contacted to attend.

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A car was well alight on the hardshoulder of the M6 on arrival of the crews. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the blaze and the hardshoulder and lane one of the carriageway was fended off by the Service, Police and Highways.

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A large fan was used to clear the smoke from a boiler room in Birchwood. The fire was out on arrival of the crews who wore breathing apparatus and one hose reel to investigate.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Newquay Close, Runcorn.

When they arrived crews found that the fire had been caused by a washing machine. A hose reel jet was used to put the blaze out. Crews also used a large fan to clear smoke from the property.

Firefighters also carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving. 

Washing machine - safety advice

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A woman was freed by firefighters from a road traffic collision in Sutton. One vehicle was involved in the collision in Walker Lane.  The casualty was handed into the care of paramedics and the air ambulance attended.

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Fire at a pub in MacclesfieldFirefighters were called to deal with a fire in the George and Dragon pub on Rainow Road, Macclesfield.

The blaze involved the ground floor to the first floor of the building. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels and main water jets to tackle the blaze.

A hydraulic platform was also used to enable crews to remove roof tiles to tackle the fire from above. In addition firefighters worked to protect neighbouring properties from any fire spread.

An electrician was requested to ensure that all of the electrics were off at the site.

A fire investigation officer will be completed at the scene to determine the cause of this fire.

Updated at 08:40 on Tuesday, January 20

The adjoining property was checked for spread of fire, heat and smoke damage by a crew using a thermal imaging camera.

Highways were called to grit the nearby road due to icy conditions. Police attended and established an outer cordon around the area.

Updated at 12pm on January 20

Firefighters are currently still at the scene of this fire, monitoring the building and providing lighting for the fire investigation which is currently taking place.

Protection Delivery Manager Simon Gibbons attended the incident last night. He said: "On arrival the crews faced a fire that quickly escalated. Initially they fought the fire from inside the building using hose reels, but withdrew due to intensity of the blaze and fought it from above using the hydraulic platform.

"The crews worked well, preventing this fire from spreading to nearby properties, as they got the flames under control quickly.

"Last night was an extremely cold one so water from the hose reels was freezing on the road, hence the call for the Highways Agency to attend the scene, to grit the area."

Updated at 12:31pm on January 20

Fire and rescue crews have now left the scene. 

Updated at 09:23 on January 21

Following an investigation by fire and rescue officers the cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.  It is now under investigation by the police.  Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 745 of January 19.   

Aerial appliance at a fire in MacclesfieldFire in a Macclesfield pub

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Damage from chip pan fireFirefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Dunster Road, Macclesfield. 

When they arrived they found that the incident involved a chip pan.

Crews used a hose reel and a dry powder extinguisher to put the fire out. A woman was treated at the scene after suffering from inhaling smoke.

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A fire in a skip was put out by firefighters using a hose reel jet.

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Firefighters were at the scene of a serious road traffic collision at the junction of Chapel Lane and Chester Road at Bucklow Hill.  The collision involved two vehicles, a Fiat Qubo and a BMW coupe.  One man, the driver of the Fiat, sadly sustained fatal injuries at the scene.  . 

The A556 was closed between the A50 and Bowden roundabout as emergency services dealt with the incident. 

Cheshire Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to make contact via the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 515 of 19 January 2015

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One hose reel was used by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to extinguish a car fire in Warrington.

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A road traffic collision involving two cars in Astbury left one man trapped.  Fire and rescue crews removed the roof of the car and assisted ambulance personnel to remove the casualty.  They then made the scene safe.

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An elderly man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a flat in Wilmslow.

The fire involved a mattress and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish it.

A large fan was also used to clear the smoke and the mattress was removed outside to damp down.

The fire was caused by an electric blanket.

Damage caused to bed baseFire damage caused to mattress









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Two people were cut free from two cars involved in a collision in Widnes. Crews removed the roof of one of the cars using cutting equipment in order to rescue the woman trapped inside. She was handed into the care of paramedics and the firefighters then removed the door of the second car in order for the man to be released. He was also handed into the care of paramedics and the crews made the scene safe before leaving.

Road traffic collision in WidnesOne of the cars involved in a road traffic collision in Widnes

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A fire involving the upper chimney stack was extinguished using one hose reel jet. Firefighters accessed the fire from the roof and put it out.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a settee in an alleyway.

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Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and one hose reel was used to extinguish a car on fire on the hardshoulder of the M6. Police and the Highways Agency put a rolling road block in place while the incident was dealt with.

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Warehouse fire in WidnesFirefighters from Widnes were called to a report of a building fire on Foundry Lane in Widnes. When they arrived they found that a fire had developed in a large warehouse. A further four fire engines were called to the incident to help deal with it.

Fire crews tackled the blaze with main and hose reel water jets. Five large fans were also used to help bring the fire under control.

By 1pm the incident was dealt with and just one fire engine remained at the scene to assist an electrician in ensuring all of the warehouse’s electrics were turned off.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.





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Damage caused by gas canister explosion at house in EltonA gas canister exploded at a house in Elton forcing the front windows of the property out. The occupier's and neighbours were evacuated and a small fire located in the front room. On investigation the cause of the explosion and fire was a propane gas canister which had been near an open fire place.















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Two hose reels and a covering jet were used by firefighters to tackle a fire in the roof space of a public house in Neston. The gas and electricity supply was isolated and once the fire was extinguished the crews stripped the roof to damp down fully. Six people had to find alternative accommodation as a result of the incident and the police closed the road while it  was dealt with.

The fire was caused by a log burner that had set the chimney alight and spread to the roof space. Wood-burning stove safety advice

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One person was trapped and two people injured after a road traffic collision involving two cars in Sandbach. The crews released the woman who was trapped and handed her into the care of paramedics who were already treating the other two people injured. Air Ambulance attended the scene and two dogs were also released from the car.

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Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and two hose reels were used to extinguish a car well alight on the hard shoulder of the M56. The motorway was closed while the incident was dealt with due to smoke across the carriageway.

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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a children's play area and a hedge in Runcorn.

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An unattended pan caused a kitchen to be filled with smoke in Alsager. Firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke. Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters removed a wooden mantle piece and used one hose reel to extinguish a chimney fire in Chester. Chimney safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin on fire in Warrington and used a hose reel to extinguish it.

 

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety


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A large portable carport got caught on a mast attached to a detached garage after being blown by the wind. The electricity supply was isolated and crews removed the structure from the pole to make the scene safe.

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 One person was released from a vehicle involved in a collision with four other vehicles on the M6. The man was handed into the care of paramedics along with four other casualties. The accident resulted in a full closure of the motorway while the incident was dealt with.

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Firefighters tackled a fire in a single storey brick outhouse.  Fortunately the house was not affected.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.  Crews then stripped away the roof and damped the area down.  A thermal imaging camera was used to check there were no further hot spots.  The fire is believed to have been caused by discarded ashes.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Urenco in Capenhurst. On arrival crews confirmed the incident was a fire confined to an industrial sized electrical unit. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service worked with the on site fire service and wearing breathing apparatus, used foam and dry powder to extinguish the blaze. Crews monitored the electrical cabinet using a thermal imaging camera and the area was ventilated. The fire is believed to have been started by an overheated circuit.

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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving refuse in a derelict garage in Winsford.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire in a recycling plant in Widnes. The building was evacuated and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to put out the blaze. A ground monitor was put in place and thermal imaging camera used to check for hotspots.

The waste was removed outside using a digger and the crews damped down at the scene before handing the incident over to the company.

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A fire involving a cooker was out on arrival of the crews. The occupier was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation. Kitchen fire safety advice

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A fire involving the brakes on a bus in Chester was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel. The fire was contained to the wheel arch of the vehicle.

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A takeaway in Crewe suffered damage from a fire after a controlled burning of rubbish and cardboard, in the yard behind, got out of control. It affected guttering and timbers of two outhouses nearby. Electricity supply was also damaged and needed to attention of the service provider.

Burning rubbish / bonfires and the law

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Firefighters were called to a wooden stable which was well alight and used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

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Firefighters extinguished a derelict building fire in Northwich. The fire was approximately 30 x 10m and involved the roof space of the building.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to tackle the blaze and a third fire engine was requested.

Police were also requested to attend the scene due to suspected deliberate ignition.

The fire was extinguished and crew cut away the ceiling of the building to ensure it was fully out. They also checked the derelict pub opposite the building to ensure the fire had not spread.

Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Church Street, Northwich. Fire at a derelict building in Northwich

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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire in Winsford and used a hand extinguisher to put the fire out.
For advice about using coal and solid fuel fires please follow have a look at this Chimney safety advice.

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Firefighters assisted police in making the scene safe after a collision involving one vehicle in Macclesfield. One man had been released from the vehicle prior to the arrival of the Service.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and a covering jet to extinguish a fire involving a vehicle transporter. The blaze involved the rear wheel of the vehicle and a thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots.

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Firefighters, along with police and ambulance, were called to a report of a heavy goods vehicle overturned on Wrexham Road at the Posthouse Roundabout.  Nobody was trapped in the vehicle.  Firefighters cleared diesel spillage from the road before leaving the incident. 

Access to the A483 from the roundabout is currently closed, and will be closed until approximately 4pm or 5pm today, due to the diesel spillage.

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Buxton Road road traffic collisionFirefighters attended a report of a road traffic collision resulting in one male casualty.   One vehicle was involved. 

Firefighters released the casualty and handed him into the care of ambulance service.  The crews made the scene safe.











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