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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a rubbish fire on Frank Bott Avenue in Crewe.
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Arsonisits are believed to have set a fire involving rubbish outside a Runcorn home.

The incident took place outside a property on The Calvers in Castlefields.

Crews used a hose reel jet to put the fire out and carried out a Home Safety Assessment at the property. 

If anyone has any information that could help identify those responsible they are asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Oakmere Road in Winsford.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved two cars.  One man was trapped in one vehicle while a female casualty had managed to get out of her car.

Crews used special cutting equipment to free the man.

Both casualties were then handed to the care of the ambulance service.

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Firefighters attended a skip on fire and used one hose reel to extinguish it. It is believed that this fire was started deliberately.

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A bin that had deliberately been set on fire in a loading bay at the rear of a shop caused smoke to enter a premises. Firefighters ventilated the area after extinguished the bin using a hose reel. Police were alerted to this incident.

If anyone has any information about this incident they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters were sent to get three people out of a bedroom after they became locked in. The crew used a ladder to gain entry to the room and release the trio.
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A fire which started in a fryer at a motorway service station sent firefighters to investigate the incident with a thermal imaging camera. The fire was extinguished prior to the arrival of crews by a fire retardent system.
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A car which was on fire in Middlewich required firefighters to use one hose reel to extinguish it. Chester Street was closed while the crew dealt with the incident.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a rubbish fire at Brentfield in Widnes.

It is believed that this fire may have been started deliberately. If anyone has any information that could help identify those responsible they are asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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Firefighters attended a chip pan fire on Hall Lane in Mobberley, Knutsford.

When they arrived crews found that the fire was already out but the property was filled with smoke. Crews used a special fan to clear the smoke.

A woman was treated at the scene after suffering from smoke inhalation. 

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Firefighters attended a chimney fire on School Lane in Marbury.

The hearth plate was removed along with the burning embers and the chimney was checked for further signs of fire.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at May Gurney on Leslie Road in Winsford.

Whwn they arrived crews found a fire in a baling machine. The electricity was turned off while crews used hose reel jets to fight the fire.
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Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish a van which had set on fire in a layby in Sandbach.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire involving a storage container off Mount Pleasant Drive in Winsford.
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Fire crews were called to a report of a house fire on Clares Farm Close in Warrington.

When they arrived they found a blaze in the kitchen. Hose reel jets and special fans were used to deal with the incident.

No smoke alarms were fitted in the property and so the crews fitted two before leaving the scene.

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A small rubbish fire on land in the open required firefighters to use a hand appliance to extinguish it.
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A fire involving electrics at a school in Poynton required firefighters to isolate the power. The school was closed at the time so no pupils were affected, but crews cleared smoke from the affected area before leaving the incident in the care of the electricity supplier.
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A small fire involving a rubbish bin was extinguished by firefighters using a hand appliance.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a lorry fire between Junction 17 and 16, M6 South.
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One hose reel was used to put out a wheelie bin fire in Birchwood. For safety advice please see our website Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety
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A back pack extinguisher was used to put out a small rubbish fire.
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A large fire involving rubbish is believed to have been started deliberately.   Firefighters used two hose jets to put out the blaze and asked police to attend.  Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101. 
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Orford garden fireA garden fire involving mattresses and a garden fence had got out of control.   Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. 

Please see our website for safety information regarding bonfires and burning rubbish - Burning rubbish / bonfires and the law























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Two unattended disposable lit barbecues caused a grass fire in Forest Park off Pennant Close.  Firefighters used beaters and a water backpack to put out the fire which covered an area of some 5 metres by 5 metres.  Please follow our countryside safety advice to prevent fires like this - Countryside safety

 

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Careless disposal of smoking materials caused a Runcorn grass fire.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and are urging people to follow safety advice on the Service website - Countryside safety

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A road traffic collision involving multiple vehicles was attended by fire and rescue crews.  Fortunately there was nobody trapped in any of the 13 vehicles involved.  Firefighters assisted the ambulance service with casualty care and assisted air ambulance personnel with casualty evacuation. 
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire in a hedge on Marlston Avenue.  The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Smoke was found issuing from an electrical consumer board at a shop on Wilmslow Road.  All staff were evacuated as firefighters used dry powder to put out the fire.  They then checked the premises using a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further overheated areas.  Once the crews had established there was no danger of more fire breaking out they handed the incident back to the store. 
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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Coronation Drive in Penketh, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that there was a blaze in the kitchen. Hose reel and main water jets were used to put the fire out, which is believed to have started in a chip pan.

One man was treated at the scene for the effects of inhaling smoke.

Firefighters carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving the scene. 

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Fire crews were called to a report of a rubbish fire that had spread to some flats on Folly Lane in Bewsey.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire to the rear of the flats. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. They also led a man to safety from the property.

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

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A hose reel jet was used to deal with a rubbish fire on Meadow Lane in Warmingham.
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A car was well alight on Ashton Drive in Frodsham. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus. Police attended this incident.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately, anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A large industrial skip was well alight on Kingsland Grange in Warrington,  so firefighters used one main jet to extinguish the fire.
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Ellesmere Port firefighters were mobilised to a derelict property on Alnwick Drive in Ellesmere Port. On arrival. the fire crews confirmed this was a small rubbish fire inside a derelict building. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire.
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A chimney fire that invloved a fire in the hearth was extinguished using a chimney backpack.
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A fire involving an unattended pan on a cooker was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel jet. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. The fire crews cut away at kitchen units and used a thermal imaging camera to check fo hotspots.  A large fan was useed to clear the smoke.  

For information on cooking safely use the following link - Kitchen fire safety



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Two fire crews from Warrington were mobilised to a cooker on fire at a property on St Peters Way in Warrington. On arrival, the fire crews found that there had been a cooker fire, but it was already out. So firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke from the house. 

For information on cooking safely use the following link - Kitchen fire safety

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There was a road traffic collision on Linley Lane in Alsager. This incident involved two saloon cars. One person was medically trapped. Firefighters released one female casualty using Holmatro equipment and then they placed her in the care of paramedics.
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25 square metres of grass was well alight on Castle Rise, Runcorn. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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A rubbish fire at the rear of a recycling centre on Old Warrington Road in Northwich was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel jet.

The cause is believed to be deliberate, contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.
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A fire crew from Nantwich, including one firefighter wearing breathing apparatus, used one hose reel jet to extinguish a car fire on Millstone Lane, Nantwich. Police attended and helped with the traffic in the area.
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There was 100 square metres of grass well alight on Weston Road, Runcorn. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to deal with the fire.

The cause is believed to be deliberate, contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

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A wheelie bin was on fire, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to deal with the fire.

Wheelie bins - fire safety advice  
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A rubbish fire was extinguished using one hose reel jet.  
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A grass fire, involving about 20 metres of gorse, was extinguished by firefighters using hand fire extinguishers at Runcorn Hill on Highlands Road, Runcorn.
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One hose reel was used to deal with a small fire in the open on John Street in Warrington. 
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A propane cylinder which was open caught fire in a back garden on Richmond Ave in Runcorn. The cylinder was located next to a garden fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and cooled the cylinder and submerged it into a recycle bin full of water. 

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There was a small fire in a waste bin on Charlton Close in Runcorn, so Firefighters used a hand fire extinguisher to deal with the fire.

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Congleton firefighters used chimney rods and one hose reel jet to extinguish a chimney fire at the Blue Bell Inn on Congleton Road in Smallwood. 

Chimney fire safety advice 

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Two fire crews from Warrington tackled a fully developed fire involving an unattended cooker at a property on Valiant Close in Fearnhead, Warrington. Firefighters evacuated the neighbouring flats.Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. A large fan was used to clear the smoke. An ambulance was requested for the occupier who had suffered burnt hands and smoke inhalation.

For information on cooking safely use the following link - Kitchen fire safety


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Rubbish was on fire in a small wooded area on De Lacy Row in Runcorn, caused by smoking materials.  Firefighters used a hand fire extinguisher to deal with the fire.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately, anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A tree was on fire on Dolphin Crescent in Great Sutton, so firefighters used hand fire extinguishers to tackle the fire.
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Firefighters are at the scene of a road traffic collision involving three saloon cars.  While not trapped, two casualties have been advised to remain in two of the vehicles to await the arrival of ambulances.  Firefighters are working with Highways Agency personnel to direct traffic around the incident.  Lane one and the hard shoulder are closed to allow for ambulance access. 

Police and ambulance attended this incident.
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One hose reel was used by firefighters called to a car fire on the A41 in Christleton.
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Hand appliances were used to put out a small fire in the open.
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Two hose reels were used to put out a car on fire in a field. Police attended the scene. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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One hose reel was used by firefighters to extinguish a large quantity of straw on fire.
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Warrington Firefighters used hand fire extinguishers to tackle a bin fire by the bowling green on Orford Park.
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One hose reel jet was used by firefighters to extinguish a tree fire, where the tree was well alight on Woodacre Road in Ellesmere Port.

This fire is believed to have been started deliberately, please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

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Firefighters have been at the scene of a grassland fire in Handforth.  Deliberate ignition of an area of grass measuring approximately one metre by eight metres is suspected.  The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.  Anyone with any information regarding this, or similar, incidents is asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Handheld extinguishers were used to put out a fire involving a small amount of rubbish. The cause is believed to be deliberate, contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.
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One hose reel was used to damp down the area after a hedge fire.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a fire at the rear of a Congleton garden. 
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A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire involving a small section of bushes that were well alight.
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Smoke caused by an unattended pan on a cooker filled a flat at Western Point.  The incident happened in a ground floor flat in a three storey building.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire caused by the unattended pan and used a high pressure fan to clear the smoke.  Two male casualties were given oxygen by the crews while they waited for the ambulance to arrive. 

For information on safe cooking please see our website - Kitchen fire safety

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A small fire and a small explosion caused one male casulaty to suffer burns in the garden of a property on Canterbury Road in Widnes. The male casualty was treated by paramedics. Police attended the incident.  Firefighters used one hose reel jet to deal with the fire. A small cordon was set up around the incident.
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Rubbish was set on fire on Blackheath Lane in Runcon. A fire crew used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire. Police attended this incident.

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An arm chair was on fire in the open on Palace Fields Avenue in Runcorn, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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One hose reel was used to put out a small garden fire in Runcorn.
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Firefighters tackling the blaze involving a derelict caravanFire and rescue crews are at the scene of a fire involving a derelict caravan.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, are fighting the blaze. 

Four pumps have been called to the scene for water supplies and additional equipment. 

Police are also in attendance and have created a cordon to allow the crews to tackle the incident. 

A large number of scrap vehicles and single storage garages are now on fire.

The garages are built of wood and brick, with the site measuring some 20 metres by 30 metres.

UPDATE - 14:31

Residents are being urged to keep windows and doors closed while there is a large amount of smoke in the area.

Catherine Street and the end of Chambers Street are currently closed.Firefighters tackling the blaze in Crewe

UPDATE - 17:00

Catherine Street and the end of Chambers Street remain closed.

Firefighters have now extinguished the main fire and are currently damping down and extinguishing small pockets of fire at the scene.

UPDATE - 20:30

The Environment Agency and United Utilities have visited the incident.

The number of fire engines at the incident has now been reduced. Two fire engines will remain at the incident while firefighters continue to damp down.

The Salvation Army is at the scene. 

Photographs have been added to the bottom of this web page.

UPDATE - Wednesday 16 April at 08:50

All fire engines have now left the scene.  The incident was handed back to the owner at 23:35 on 15 April following a thorough inspection of the site using thermal imaging cameras.  A crew will revisit the site this morning for a further inspection.  United Utilities assisted the Service with removing water from the site.

Police also attended and the cause of the fire is being looked into by fire investigators and police.

 Photo showing the scene of the fire on Catherine Street in Crewe Firefighter using a hose reel to extinguish the fire




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Warehouse fire in CreweFirefighters evacuated a warehouse while they tackled a fire involving an extractor fan.  Everyone was accounted for as the crews used two hose reel jets to bring the fire under control.  The blaze was on the fan on the outside of the building. 

Once it was extinguished, firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further hot spots where fire could reignite and damped down the incident site. 





















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A road traffic collision involving a saloon car and lorry left one casualty trapped in the car.  Firefighters removed the door of the car to enable the casualty to be removed and handed into the care of paramedics. 
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Warrington firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a wheelie bin fire on Academy Street in Warrington.

Wheelie bins - fire safety advice   



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Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the bushes at Meadow Primary School in Ellesmere Port.
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