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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire in an industrial bin.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Chester Road, Mere.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved two light goods vehicles. One person was trapped.

Firefighters released the casualty who was then passed to the care of the ambulance service.

The road was closed while the incident was being dealt with.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire on Durham Road, Chester.

Crews used water to tackle the fire from the hearth place.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a bin in a compound. They used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
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An electrical bollard had been knocked over causing a small fire. Firefighters put it out using a dry powder extinguisher and a fire blanket.
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Firefighters were called to a small amount of smoke in a building in Tarporley. A full evacuation took place and a thermal imaging camera was used to check the area by firefighters deployed onto the roof. The crew removed part of the roofing for inspection purposes and found no signs of heat or smoke.

It is believed that the smoke was caused following work carried out on a building.

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A static caravan which was well alight required firefighters to attend and use two main jets to extinguish the fire. Police attended for traffic management.
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A road sign was on fire at the side of the road, on Nantwich Road in Crewe.  Firefighters extinguished the fire.

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A fire in a dishwasher filled the kitchen of a Bunbury Drive house with smoke. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and a high pressure fan to clear the smoke. Everyone from the property was accounted for. Crews were at the scene for one hour and ten minutes.
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A small fire in the engine compartment of a saloon car saw firefighters use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A car which was smoking on a forecourt required firefighters to attend and used a thermal imaging camera to check the vehicle. A fire extinguisher was used prior to the arrival of the crew.
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A fire which was out on the arrival of firefighters saw them attend and use a large fan to remove smoke from the property. One woman was assessed for possible inhalation by the crew. Paramedics also attended.
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A road traffic collision involving two cars on the M62 required firefighters to attend. One woman was trapped and needed the firefighters to get her out and to the care of paramedics.

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Firefighters were called to a garage on fire and used two hose reels to put the fire out and a large fan deal with the smoke.
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Firefighters were called to deal with smoke after a fire in a microwave where eight people needed evacuating as a precaution, and one person needed treatment for smoke inhalation from paramedics.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two cars with one man trapped. The crews removed the roof of the vehicle to get the casualty out and to the care of paramedics, who also dealt with another man.

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A small fire which has been set alight required firefighters to attend after it was left unattended and caused a small amount of damage to a garage wall. The crew used a hose reel to extinguish the flames.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire in Weaver View. They were able to put the fire out at the grate, using water, and then used a thermal imaging camera to make there were no hot spots that could reignite.

Always follow our chimney safety advice.
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A car had overturned and was left on its roof on Moor Lane. Fortunately nobody was trapped in the vehicle and firefighters made the scene safe.
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Firefighters were called to a property in Crewe when dust trapped inside a tumble dryer caused smoke. Crews carried out checks on the property before leaving.
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A fire in a kitchen required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel to extinguish it. All persons were accounted for at this incident and a large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property along with a thermal imaging camera to check that the fire was out before the crew left.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to help with a shop that had a flooded basement. The crew, wearing dry suits, isolated the water supply and electrics in the basement and pumped water from the area with a pump.
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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to cool an articulated lorry after the axle was on fire. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for any remaining hot spots of fire on the vehicle and in the trailer, in which a load of boxed furniture was being carried. However, the fire had not spread this far and the lorry was declared safe.
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A car fire on Grosvenor Close is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control. They then damped the area down. Police officers also attended the scene.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a chip pan fire at a house on Ruskin Road. A lady was given oxygen therapy for smoke inhalation. The property was  ventilated and two people were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Always follow our chip pan safety advice.

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Firefighters performed a health and safety assessment of a property after a fire in the microwave caused the kitchen to fill with smoke. The fire did not affect the property and the smoke was allowed to ventilate naturally.

Please take when care when cooking.
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Firefighters extinguished a car fire on the M6 northbound at junction 20 using two hose reel jets and one set of breathing apparatus.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles, with people reported to be trapped inside. On arrival, two people had been released from the vehicles so crews proceeded to make both vehicles safe.
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A car which was well alight required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel. Police were requested to attend to close the road in both directions while the incident was dealt with.
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Firefighters were called to a car on fire on a driveway which was well alight. The crew used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and police were requested to attend due to the fire being believed to have been started deliberately.
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Smoke coming from a building required firefighters to attend. On arrival the crews found a fire which was believed to involve machinery and used a hose reel to extinguish it. Panels from the machinery were removed to check for hot spots before the crews left.
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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire and used a thermal imaging camera to check the loft space. There were no visible signs of fire so the crew emptied the log burner to check at a lower level before leaving.

Chimney safety advice

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Water which was affecting electrics at a sub station was dealt with by firefighters who removed leaves from a grid to enable drainage from the area.
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A washing machine which had set on fire in a property was extinguished with a hose reel. A large fan was used to remove smoke from the property and to bring the fire under control.

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Firefighters were called to a fire involving an ironing press machine inside a commercial building and used a hose reel and a covering jet to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the building for fire spread and paramedics attended to check one casualty who was suspected of suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

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A lamb after it had been given oxygen therapy.Two fire crews attended a small fire involving a barn, which contained animals, on Wych Road in Wigland, Malpas.

Firefighters used one hose reel jet and a thermal image camera to bring the fire under control.

A number of animals were affected by the fire. A sheep had just given birth to two lambs and was unable to move, so oxygen therapy was given to the sheep and the lambs to help with their low oxygen levels.

Special animal oxygen masks, which were carried on Whitchurch's fire engine, were used.





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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire in the open on Lockitt Street in Crewe. The fire involved a quantity of sheeting and copper wire.  Police also attended this incident.





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Firefighters extinguished a small fire that was inside a microwave oven.

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Two fire engines from Crewe and one fire engine from Alsager were sent to a fire involving a flat. The fire crews used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a large fan  to deal with the fire.  Firefighters requested an ambulance for one casualty for precautionary checks. Crews were detained for approximately three hours. It is believed that the fire was accidental and started due to an electrical item.
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A bin was well alight, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

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Firefighters dealt with a diesel spillage following a road traffic collision on Ashley Road in Altrincham. Police closed the road in both directions.





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FBarn on fire in Byleyirefighters were called to a barn on fire in Byley. Two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire in the building which measured approximately 20 meters x 50 meters. No cylinders were involved in the fire and electrics were isolated. Police were called to close Byley Lane while the incident was dealt with.

The large building was two storeys and the roof collapsed in the fire. One main water jet and two hose reels were used fighting the fire and for fire breaks. A light portable pump was also used for get water from a nearby brook. Representatives from United Utilities and Scottish Power were on site and consulted with the fire crews.



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A fire in a van closed Northwich Road for a short time as firefighters tackled the incident. The crew, one firefighter wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the blaze.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on Lugsdale Road. One person was reported to be trapped in a car but had managed to get themselves out. The crew made the scene safe.
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A bird's nest was the cause of a chimney fire in Winterley near Crewe. Firefighters used a hearth kit and thermal imaging camera to clear the fire and make sure there were no further hotspots.

Always follow our chimney safety advice.
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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a wheelie bin, by the garages at the rear or a property on Poplars Avenue in Orford, Warrington.

This fire was believed to have been started deliberately. Did you see anything? If so, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Crews were called to a report of a house fire on Parklands. Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen involving an electric cooker. They used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and a high pressure fan to clear smoke from the property. 

Please follow our kitchen safety advice.
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FirefightersPick up truck fire in Widnes put out a fire in a pick up truck on Watkinson Way. They fended off traffic alongside police colleagues.
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A wooden shed was destroyed by a fire in Audlem. Firefighters used hose reel jets to put out the fire.
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A car fire, which was believed to have been started deliberately, spread to a garage and fencing at the rear of a property. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

This fire was believed to have been started deliberately. Did you see anything? If so, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters were called to the scene after reports of loud banging and flashes come from a hole in the road, where road works were. Crews discovered that this had been caused by electrical cables submerged in water. After cordoning off the area, crews stood by with dry powder before making plans to have the cables isolated.
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A fire believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette broke out in a bin under a canopy outside a building in Warrington. The building was not affected although firefighters did use a thermal imaging camera to check for any remaining hot spots of fire.

Please take care when smoking. Discarded cigarettes can cause fires.
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Firefighters were called to a building in Wilmslow after occupants reported a smell of burning in the lounge. Crews investigated the premises using a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots of fire and discovered the fuse box had been on fire but was now out. The electrics were then isolated.
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An abandoned car was well alight, so firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle the fire. 

Police were requested to attend this incident.

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Chimney rods and a hose was used to extinguish a chimney fire at bungalow in Congleton.



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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a skip on a driveway.

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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire in Wybunbury. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check for remaining spots of fire before clearing debris and ash away from the loft space.
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Firefighters were called to a fire in a large detached bungalow with one male believed to be inside. On arrival, the fire appeared to have been extinguished so crews investigated for any further signs of fire and isolated the electricity supply. The ambulance were in attendance for one male who was suspected to have suffered smoke inhalation.
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Firefighters were called to a car which was well alight on the M56 and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A road traffic collision involving two vehicles, with no persons trapped, required firefighters to make the vehicles safe before leaving.
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Firefighters isolated the electricity at a shop in Northwich, because the electricity was sparking.

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Firefighters were called to a fire involving a cooker which was out on arrival. The crew ventilated the property with a large fan and the fire is believed to have started in the semi detached property due to an item being put on the cooker. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the area before the crew left.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Lorry on fire on M6

Firefighters have now left the scene of a large lorry fire on the M6 slip road (northbound) by Lymm, junction 20 to 21. junction 20 to 21.  Police closed all three lanes of the motorway while fire crews dealt with the incident.

Three firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire. 

Traffic was diverted from the slip road under police supervision so that the emergency services had direct access to the fire.

A vehicle recovery crew was brought in to remove the lorry to enable all lanes to be reopened.  Firefighters continued to damp down and remove debris on the road throughout the recovery process.

It is believed the lorry was carrying cardboard.

Firefighters left the scene at 1:00pm.


Firefighter tackling a lorry fire on M6Lorry destroyed by fire





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FirefiDishwasher after fire at a house in Gravel Laneghters removed a dishwasher from a property after it was on fire in the kitchen.
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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire inside a large shipping container.



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There was a fire involving an extractor fan in the kitchen of a property. The fire was already out when the fire crews arrived, but one person was suffering smoke inhalation, so firefighters gave oxygen therapy to the casualty whilst awaiting arrival of paramedics.

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A small fire on open ground required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A chimney fire was tackled by firefighters at a house on Blackburne Avenue. The fire was located on a roof truss next to the chimney breast. A roof ladder was used to remove tiles from the base of the chimney and the fire put out. A thermal imaging camera was then used to make sure there was no fire spread.
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Four vehicles were involved in a road traffic collision on the M6 northbound near Holmes Chapel. Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles but one car was smoking so a hose reel jet was used to cool it.
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A water backpack was used by firefighters to put out a small fire in a bin the park. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters put out a fire in an oven and removed it to outside the house. The house filled with smoke so the crews ventilated the property. Smoke alarms were fitted in the house and alerted the residents to the fire.

Please follow our cooking safety advice and always have smoke alarms fitted.
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Fire crews responded to a report of a building fire on St Peters Way, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that there had been a grill pan on fire but this had gone out. Crews used a large fan to clear smoke from the property.
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Fire crews responded to a report of a collision on Farm Lane, Macclesfield.

When they arrived they found that one car had gone into a ditch. Firefighters helped a woman from the car and she was passed to the care of the ambulance service.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle a skip fire on Percival Lane, Runcorn.
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Firefighters dealt with a wheelie bin fire on Statham Avenue, Warrington.

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