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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small fire in the open in Warrington.
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One hose reel and a stack drag was used to extinguish a fire involving a large amount of unattended rubbish in Chester.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a small amount of foliage in Widnes.
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Firefighters used extended hose reels to put out a series of deliberate fires in Runcorn.

Initially one fire engine attended Highlands Road and dealt with a number of small fires. While in attendance at this incident the crew requested a second fire engine to attend Horses Hill where there were further fires.

Anyone with any information about who is responsible for the fires is urged to contact police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters had to get access to the roof around a log burner to extinguish a fire in the grate. Debris from the ledge of the chimney breast was removed and hand appliances used to damp down.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on the M56. On arrival the crew were not required. Paramedics and Police also attended.
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Three fire engines were at the scene of a fire at a farm in Plumley.  An outbuilding was involved in the fire.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and a main jet to tackle the blaze.  Gas and electricity supplies to the building were isolated.  A thermal imaging camera was then used to check there were no further hotspots of fire before the incident was handed over to the property owner.

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Two cars were involved in a fire on a car park in Runcorn after one suffered a fault. One hose reel was used to extinguish the vehicles.
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Firefighters extinguished trees after then were intentionally set on fire in Runcorn. The uncontrolled fire was extinguished with a hose reel.
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Grass on fire in Warrington was extinguished by firefighters who used a hose reel.
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A wheelie bin which was against a building in Macclesfield required firefighters to attend and extinguish it with a hose reel. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the building.
Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice
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A fire on a railway embankment required firefighters to attend and extinguish it. The fire involved 50 metres of grass which was well alight on the side of the track and two hose reels were used to put it out. A thermal imaging camera was then used to check the area before crews left.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish a tree in Warrington after it was deliberately set on fire. A water back pack was used to extinguish the fire which involved a fallen tree trunk.

Countryside safety advice

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An industrial metal bin on fire in Runcorn needed extinguishing. One hose reel was used on the fire.
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Fire crews were called to put out several small fires near to Dundalk Road, Widnes. 

It is believed that these fires were started deliberately. If anyone has any information that could help find those responsible please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.




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Two fires, believed to have been started deliberately, were attended by firefighters and police.  The fires, involving grass, were on Dundalk Park and were put out by the crew using hose reel jets.
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Firefighters tackled a blaze on Runcorn Hill.  Water back packs and beaters were used to put out the fire, which was unable to be reached by the appliance so the crew made their way on foot.

Please see our advice about outdoor safety - Countryside safety
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Firefighters were called to deal with an outbuilding fire on Morton Road, Chester. 

When they arrived crews had to use a hose reel jet to tackle the fire that had also spread to a fence.
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A fire in a brick built storage shed spread to fencing nearby.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. 
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A fire crew was called to a report of a teenager who had got stuck up a tree on Victoria Avenue, Crewe. 

Firefighters helped the teenage boy down. He was not injured.
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Fire crews used beaters to put out a small rubbish fire on Roehampton Drive, Runcorn. Fire crews used beaters to put out a small rubbish fire on Roehampton Drive, Runcorn. 


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Firefighters used beaters to put out a fire involving a small amount of rubbish.
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A man was taken to hospital after suffering burns to his hands and face after petrol was thrown on a bonfire.

The incident took place on Watery Lane in Astbury. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the bonfire whole paramedics treated the man. 
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A controlled bonfire became out of control after petrol was thrown on it.   One man suffered burns and the ambulance and air ambulance was called to the scene.  Firefighters used a high pressure hose to put out the fire which was in an open field.
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A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire in a wheelie bin.  The wheelie bin was behind McDonalds restaurant.
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A fire crew from Audlem used one hose reel jet to tackle a chimney fire at a two-storey property at a farm in Audlem.  Firefighters also used chimney rods to deal with the fire. 

Chimney fire safety advice



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Warrington firefighters used hand fire extinguishers to deal with a small fire involving refuse in a wooded area of Sankey Valley Park near to Evelyn Street in Warrington.

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Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle a bedroom fire on the first floor of a flat on Richmond Terrace in Chester. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotpots.   A large fan was used to clear the smoke from the property.  A fire invetsigation will be completed to determine the cause of the fire.  Police attended this incident.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire in Peckforton.  The fire was out on arrival but crews carried out a full inspection of the roof space to make sure there were no hot spots that could break out into fire.  A home safety assessment was carried out before the crew left the scene.
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A road traffic collision with one man trapped in a saloon car was dealt with by firefighters.
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Bins on fire in a compound in Chester were extinguished using a hose reel. The fire involved several bins in a basement and there was smoke in the building.
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A fire involving a paper mashing machine in Winsford was extinguished using a hose reel. All electrics were isolated by on site engineers.
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Bedroom fire in RuncornFirefighters were called to a bedroom on fire in Runcorn and used one hose reel to extinguish the flames. The bedroom was on the first floor. One female was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

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A fire involving a saloon car was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.
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A small fire was extinguished on a play area in Widnes with a hose reel.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a bonfire in a woodland in Winsford.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving one large hay bale.

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Firefighters isolated cylinders containing carbon dioxide at McDonalds in Widnes. This incident was then handed over to a service engineer.



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A car which was on fire on the road in Widnes required firefighters to attend and extinguish it with a hose reel.
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A shed and fence were totally destroyed by what is believed to have been a deliberate fire in Crewe.

Two hose reels were used to extinguish the blaze and firefighters were on the scene for just over half and hour.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Beaters and a water backpack were used to extinguish a fire on playing fields in Widnes.

The fire was approximately 5 metre squared.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire in the lounge of a house in Ellesmere Port.Firefighter and fire investigator looking into the cause of the fire

The crew wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish the blaze and a large fan to clear the smoke.

The smoke alarm did activate and alerted a builder working at the property who called 999. Firefighters were at the scene for just over an hour and the cause is believed to be electrical.
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A fire involving grass on a railway embankment was dealt with by firefighters. A caution for reduced speed was put in place for trains and Network Rail were also in attendance. The crews used hand beaters and water to put the smouldering grass out which was situated on the Manchester to Crewe line.
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Embers from a controlled burning set fire to nearby trees, close to houses.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a small tractor on fire in a field in Hatherton.  The vehicle was well alight, the crew putting the fire out using two hose reel jets.
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Firefighters were called to a bin on fire at a school in Winsford after a passer by raised the alarm. The crew used two buckets of water to extinguish the fire, which believed to have been started accidentally.
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A caller reported seeing smoke and flames before junction 21A of the M6.  Firefighters found a controlled burn on land next to the motorway.  They put out the fire as a precaution, using two hose reel jets.  Smoke did not affect the motorway.
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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a small fire in a woodland opposite Barnton Bridge. The fire involved a bale of hay which had been deliberately set on fire.

Watch Manager Ronnie Moores attended the incident. He said: "This fire was in a difficult place for us to access and was close to the canal, down a steep embankment. We are treating the incident as arson so if anyone has any information as to who may have started it. they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Countryside safety advice

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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving an electric manhole in Great Sankey.

A cordon was put in place around the manhole and one lane of Liverpool Road was closed outside the Sloop Inn Public House. Police and Manweb attended this incident.



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Firefighters have been called to a fire involving a fryer in a chip shop in Nantwich. All persons were accounted for and a hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire which involved the fryer and extractor ducting. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property and a thermal imaging camera was required to check the flat above for spread of fire. One woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
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The water rescue boat being launched onto the Manchester Ship CanalFirefighters and the Service rescue boat have rescued three young people from a sandbank in the Manchester Ship Canal.  The three had taken a dinghy out onto the canal and had drifted on to the sandbank.  The Service rescue boat was launched using a hydraulic platform appliance, and the crew raced to the rescue as the tide was changing.

The three were then brought safely to land.

Watch Manager Garry Sawdy issued a water safety warning, saying: "These three young people have been extremely lucky.  Not only is the Manchester Ship Canal a dangerous waterway to go on, due to the amount of shipping that uses it, but there are strong tides which can take hold very quickly, as happened in this case.  They were very lucky to have been stranded on the sandbank without being hit by any of the large craft that frequent the canal."Water rescue boat on the Manchester Ship Canal

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Firefighters have been at a road traffic collision on Parkgate Road.  The incident involved one vehicle.  Police, ambulance and the air ambulance attended.  The crews assisted the ambulance personnel with first aid.  One casualty, a man, was taken to hospital by ambulance. 


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Firefighters tackled a kitchen fire in a bungalow in Raglan Road.  The crew, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.  The property was then cleared of smoke using a high pressure fan. 
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Firefighters were called to a kitchen on fire in Frodsham. The crew stripped back the kitchen units to damp the fire down and used a large fan to remove smoke from the property before leaving.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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There was a fire inside the dining room of the property. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Firefighters ws later ventilated the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan.



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A small quantity of disused tyres were on fire causing lots of black smoke.  Firefighters used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire.

The fire is believed to be deliberate and anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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One main jet was used to extinguish a skip that was well alight.

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Firefighters were called to an old derelict four-storey building on Crown Gate Runcorn, where there was a fire in the stairwell of the building. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. 



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Firefighters assisted Police following a road traffic collision in Macclesfield. No one was trapped in the incident which involved two cars. The crew assisted with the roadway and made the area safe.
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A small quantity of straw was extinguished by firefighters who used tools to drag the straw and put the fire out.
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Firefighters were called to a car on fire on a road in Widnes and used a hose reel to extinguish it. The fire involved the engine of the vehicle and is believed to have started by an electrical fault.
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A chimney fire involving a log burner was out on arrival of the crew.

A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots. The crew were at the scene for approximately 40 minutes. Chimney safety advice

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A fire involving a plastic table and chairs was extinguished using a hose reel.

The crew was on the scene for approximately 25 minutes.
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Firefighters extinguished a chimney fire from the grate. They were at the scene for approximately 35 minutes. Chimney safety advice
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Two hose reels were used to extinguish a fire on the Nature Reserve in Warrington.
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Two small fires in a derelict building and in woodland close by were extinguished by firefighters.

The building fire was put out with one hose reel and the woodland fire was around 200m from the building and handheld extinguishers were used to put it out. Crews were at the scene for approximately 15 minutes.
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Chimney rods and a hose reel were used to extinguish a chimney fire in Macclesfield. Chimney safety advice
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A fire involving a hedge in Ellesmere Port was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel.
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A fire at an apartment in Runcorn was caused by an e-cigarette charger.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the blaze and a large fan to clear the smoke. Smoke alarms were fitted at the property and did activate.
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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a metal container full of hay.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a hollow tree in Macclesfield.
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A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire at a property in Chester. 

The fire was out on arrival of the Service and involved an electric fan in the bathroom. 
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A fire involving a large trailer was extinguished by firefighters using two hose reels.
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A water backpack extinguisher was used to put out a small fire in the woods.
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Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the open in Ellesmere Port. 
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