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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire started by a candle in Warrington. The fire had already been extinguished prior to the arrival of the crews and had started as a result of a candle which had been left burning overnight. Safety advice re candles in the home

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Smoke was seen issuing from a lamp post in Coronation Street.  A fire and rescue crew was called to the incident and asked for the electricity company to attend.  They cordoned off the area and waited for the arrival of an electricity representative.

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Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin on fire and used one hose reel to extinguish it. Police also attended this fire as it was suspected to have been started deliberately. If anyone has any information about this incident they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a car fire in Runcorn. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus while extinguishing the blaze and the battery of the vehicle was isolated.

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Police attended the scene of a car fire in Ellesmere Port due to it being started deliberately. The fire was extinguished on arrival of the crew. Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke caused by clothes being left too close to a heater in Warrington.

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A car on its side required firefighters to attend to get a woman out of the vehicle. Paramedics also attended.

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A fire in a first floor bedroom of a terraced property in Widnes required firefighters to use one hose reel and a water jet to extinguish it. Cordons were established around the building due to a crack in the wall of the property and building control inspectors were requested to attend. The electricity supply company was also requested to isolate the power. All persons were accounted.

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A bin which was on fire in Crewe required firefighters to attend

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Firefighters were called to a chinmey on fire in Northwich and used chimney rods and a hose reel to extinguish it.

Chimneys

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Firefighters were at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A533, Bostock, near to Jack Lane.  The collision involved a hatchback car and a heavy goods vehicle.  Firefighters rapidly extricated a male casualty from the car as police closed the A533 between Road One Roundabout and Peckmill Roundabout.  Police and ambulance were also in attendance and the casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

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A Holmes Chapel factory was evacuated when fire was found in the ducting of a chimney stack.   Firefighters found the fire had been confined to an area outside the building and personnel were allowed back inside as the crews cooled the ducting using a hose reel jet.

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A road traffic collision involving two cars left one female casualty needing medical attention.  Firefighters made the scene safe while paramedics helped the casualty from one of the cars. 

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A road traffic collision was attended by two fire and rescue crews.  The crews made the scene safe before handing the incident over to the police.

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A portable building was heavily involved in fire in Ellesmere Port.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.  They were at the scene for just over an hour.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Firefighters were called to assist at an incident where a car had hit a wall at a supermarket in Macclesfield.  The crew put a safety cordon around the incident and assessed the safety of the building before handing the incident over to the police.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a flat fire on Pentland Close in Winsford.

When they arrived they found that there had been a fire involving cooking in a first floor flat. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to put the fire out.

A special fan was also used to clear smoke from the property. A man was treated by the ambulance service after inhaling smoke.

Kitchen fire safety advice 
 

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Firefighters were called to a report of a hose fire on Copperfield Road in Poynton.

When they arrived they found that the fire involved a chip pan. Oxygen therapy was given to one man who had inhaled smoke.

Kitchen fire safety advice 


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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on the M53.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved one car. There were two casualties but they had managed to get out of the car. Firefighters made the scene safe before leaving.

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a fire involving a picnic bench off Victoria Road, Warrington.
 
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 Abbey Lane in Northwich.

When they arrived crews found that there was a car on its roof. Ther person inside had managed to get out before they arrived and so crews made sure the scene was safe before leaving.

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Firefighters were called to reports of smoke in an area off Station Road in Chester.

When they investigated crews discovered a fire involving an extractor fan in a workshop.

A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.

An investigation is underway to find the cause of the blaze.

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Fire crews responded to a report of a house fire on Middlewich Road in Northwich.

When they arrived they found that there was a fire in the kitchen. Crews wearing breathing apparatus put the fire out and used special fans to clear the smoke.

Crews also carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving.

Kitchen fire safety advice 


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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Bendee Avenue in Neston.

When they arrived crews found that there had been a fire in the kitchen involving a chip pan.

Paramedics were called to assist the man living at the property as he was suffering from the effects of inhaling smoke.

Fire crews carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving the scene.

Kitchen fire safety advice 

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Four people have been released from a lift by firefighters.  The lift was in the multi-storey car park.

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Firefighters dealt with a kitchen fire at a property in Great Sutton.  The crews isolated gas and electricity supplies and firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.  They then used a high pressure fan to clear the property of smoke.  Paramedics also attended and gave first aid to a female casualty suffering the effects of smoke inhalation. 

Please follow our kitchen safety advice - Kitchen fire safety

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

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Firefighters pushed a car free after it became stuck in water in Haslington.

Police were requested to attend to close the road in both directions.

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Firefighters were called to KingKabs in Chester where the incoming electricity supply was sparking and smoking.

The electricity company was requested to attend and one fire engine remains at the scene while the area is made safe. The electrical engineer is currently digging up the pathway to isolate the supply.

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An elderly man was treated for smoke inhalation after a pan was left unattended at a property in Disley.

Smoke alarms fitted by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service activated to alert the occupier who was left in the care of paramedics. Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a strong smell of gas from a house in Crewe.

The neighbouring properties were evacuated by police as a precaution and firefighters isolated the gas supply to the house.

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Firefighters dealt with an incident involving overheated brakes on a trailer carrying 20 tonnes of liquid.  Crews damped down the wheels and brakes whilst police closed the northbound carriageway as the incident was being dealt with.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on the  Haslington Bypass.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved two cars. Nobody was trapped and se crews helped make the road safe.

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Firefighters put out a fire in a garden in Warrington with a hose reel.

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Firefighters have been tackling a blaze involving trees in the back garden of a Culcheth house.  The crew, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the fire. 

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Firefighters were called to a fire in the kitchen of a flat in Bollington.  The crew, two wearing breathing apparatus, used an extinguisher to put out the fire and a high pressure fan to clear smoke. 

Please follow our kitchen safety advice - Kitchen fire safety

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fallen tree blocking part of Ollershaw Lane in Northwich.

Crews used saws to cut the the tree to ensure the area was safe.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a vehicle fire on Aswood Avenue in Warrington.

When they arrived the crew found a blaze involving a motorbike. They used a hose reel jet to deal with the fire.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If you have information that could help find those responsible please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Shortly after 11pm crews attended a small fire involving a bench within the grounds of Gorsewood Primary School in Gorsewood Road, Runcorn and used one hose reel jet to put out the flames.

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Shortly after 9.20 pm the Service was called to a road traffic collision in Alder Root Lane, Warrington with reports of a vehicle on its side and someone potentially trapped inside.

On arrival crews found a van on its side with one female trapped inside. They used cutting equipment to free the casualty who was then handed to ambulance staff.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a smell of burning at TGI Fridays on Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port.

The restaurant was evacuated while the crew investigated. They found that there had been a fire in an electrical fuse box near a commercial dishwasher. Staff had used an extinguisher to put the fire out.


The fire crew used a Thermal Imaging Camera was used to check that there were no further signs of fire.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to deal with a large quantity of rubbish that was on fire in a garden.

The incident took place on Browning Drive in Warrington.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a smell of burning from a tumble dryer fire.  They found that there had been a small fire in the appliance which had burnt out.  The crew removed the tumble dryer from the property. 

Please Take Extra Care and follow our safety advice - Tumble dryer fire safety

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A crew from Warrington was called to a report of wheelie bins on fire in Warrington.  They found two commercial wheelie bins well developed in fire and used a hose reel jet to put the blaze out.  The fire is believed to have been started in suspicious circumstances and police officers have been asked to attend.  If anyone has any information about this incident please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Crews lowered the carriage of a lift to the ground floor level of a building in Chester. A man, woman and a dog were released from inside.

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Crews released a woman from a lift in Warrington.

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A fire involving a dishwasher was extinguished by a firefighter wearing breathing apparatus,using one hose reel. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots and a large fan to clear the smoke. Washing machine and dishwasher fire safety advice

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One hose reel was used to cool the engine of a van that was overheating after the vehicle had overturned on the M6. No one was trapped in the van but a woman was left in the care of paramedics while firefighters assisted the police in clearing the carriageway.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a HGV fireFirefighters extinguished a HGV fire that was well alight on arrival of the crews. Police and a fire investigator were requested to attend the scene.

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Firefighters wearing specialist suits assisted with the clean-up of a chemical at the Countess of Chester Hospital. The chemical was spilt in the theatre area and a cordon was put in place while it was cleared by crews wearing breathing apparatus. There were no reports of anyone being affected by the chemical. The remaining clean up will be done by a specialist company and the incident has been handed back over to the hospital.

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Firefighters requested the attendance of the utility company due to a fire involving a consumer unit. An engineer isolated the external electricity supply and then assisted the crew in dismantling the fuse box so the firefighters coud extinguish the embers.

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A small fire involving the flue of a log burner in Ellesmere Port was out on arrival of the crews. They ensured the fire was fully extinguished before leaving.

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Two wheelie bins against a property were well alight on arrival of firefighters. One hose reel was used to extinguish the blaze. Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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A fire in the kitchen of a flat in sheltered housing accommodation was extinguisheDamage caused by kithen fired by firefighters in Frodsham. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to put out the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hotspots.

The building was full of smoke and residents were advised to stay indoors while a large fan was used to clear the smoke. Three people were checked over by the Service but did not require any further treatment.

Kitchen fire safety advice









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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire in the engine of a van in Northwich.

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Dactyl being cut free from kitchen wall in RuncornThe RSPCA requested the assistance of the Service to rescue a cat which had become trapped inside a small cavity within the boxed in area around pipes in the kitchen of a house in Runcorn. The cat called 'Dactyl' had been there since Friday evening after being frightened by something and entering through a loose kickboard.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to locate the cat and used hand tools to cut away some tiles and platerboard in order to free the animal.

For more information - Terrified Dactyl saved by firefighters



















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Three wheelie bins were well alight on arrival of the crew in Warrington. One hose reel was used to extinguish the blaze. Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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One man was trapped after a car went down an embankment in Malpas. Firefighters used specialist equipment to release the man who was handed into the care of paramedics at the scene.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small fire in the kitchen of a house in Ellesmere Port. The fire involved a pan which had been left on top of the cooker.  Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished a kitchen fire in Ellesmere Port. One hose reel was used to put out the fire as well as a large fan to clear the smoke. Kitchen fire safety advice

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Handheld extinguishers were used to put out a chimney fire in a semi-detached cottage house in Aston. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check the attic space of the house and the property next door. Chimney safety advice

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small fire inside a car in Runcorn.

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A cause of a fire in the Server room of a Warrington school is believed to be electrical. Firefighters found light smoke logging to part of the building on arrival and two of the crew wore breathing apparatus to investigate. A fire was located in the Server room and one hose reel and a dry powder extinguisher was used to put it out. The electrics were isolated and a large fan was used to remove the smoke. The crews then used a ladder to inspect the roof area directly above the internal area where the fire was found.

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Firefighters used a bucket of water to extinguish a rubbish bin which was on fire in Nantwich

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a car fire in Styal. Police were requested to attend the scene due to suspected arson. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers anoymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters cut away flooring to extinguish fireFirefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a log burner in Runcorn. Smoke was issuing from the first floor bedroom of the house on arrival of the crews. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus to investigate the cause and check the rest of the property.

The fire was caused by a log burning stove and involved afloor joist. The crew had to cut away the flooring to extinguish the blaze. A large fan was used to clear the smoke.








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Tumble dryer fire in CongletonFirefighters attended a fire involving a tumble dryer in a shed. The timber framed shed was approximately 2m x 3m and one hose reel was used to make sure the fire was fully extinguished. The electrics had been isolated by the occupier.

Please follow our safety advice to reduce the risk of tumble dryer fires - Tumble dryer fire safety advice









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One vehicle collision at Wychwood Park near CreweA fire engine from Crewe was called to a road traffic collision outside Wychwood Park in Crewe. 

One vehicle was involved, hitting a lamp post,  and the crew was called to make the scene safe.  Two people were taken to hospital by ambulance.   

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Chimney rods were used to extinguish a chimney fire in Winsford. Please follow our safety advice to reduce the risks of chimney fires.

Chimney safety advice

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House fire in WarringtonA smoke alarm alerted a man to a fire in a downstairs room after he had gone to bed. The smoke alarm which was fitted by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service staff in 2009, was set off after the fire started in the lounge of the semi detached property in Liverpool Road, Great Sankey.

Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire which was contained to the one room, thanks to the man having shut all the internal doors before going to bed. He was given first aid treatment for slight smoke inhalation by firefighters before being handed to the care of paramedics.

It is believed that the cause of the fire was electrical.

Smoke alarms - Information about smoke alarms


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Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin which had deliberately been set on fire. If anyone has any information they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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Firefighters used chimney rods to extinguish a chimney fire in Bunbury. They removed the fire from the grate and once extinguished used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

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Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to ensure a car fire was fully extinguished in Widnes. The fire was out on arrival of the crews but they used the camera to check there were no hotspots. Police also attended the scene due to the fire being started deliberately. 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 wearing breathing apparatus dealt with a fire in a derelict building approximately 10m x 20m. The fire was located in the joists of the Mezzanine floor and the crews exposed the floor to dampen down and checked the remaining rooms for fire spread. Two hose reels were used to fully extinguish the blaze. Thermal imaging cameras were used to check for hotspots. Police were requested to attend the scene and the fire is being treated as deliberate. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters were called to a fire at a warehouse unit on Lockheed Road.  The fire, in an electrical sorting machine, was put out by onsite personnel who had ensured staff evacuated the building.  The crew used a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further hotspots of fire before handing the incident over.
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