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Firefighters were called to extinguish a sofa which had been set on fire in a garden. The crew used a hose reel to extinguish the fire which had got out of control, and used water from a back pack.
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A skip was on fire in Knutsford Way. Firefighters used a main jet to put out the blaze.
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A tree trunk was on fire in Bumpers Lane.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire which started in the hollow of the tree trunk.
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A woodland fire is believed to have been started deliberately in Penketh. Firefighters used a water backpack to put out the fire in a wooded area near St Austell Close.

Arson can cost lives. If you see anyone deliberately setting fires please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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One person was taken to hospital after cooking caused a fire at a property in Middlewich. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle the fire. A high pressure fan was then used to clear the property of smoke. The casualty, a woman, suffered smoke inhalation.

To avoid cooking fires please follow our safety advice.
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Firefighters tackled a car fire on the road in Guilden Sutton. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. Police officers were also at the incident to manage traffic.
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A horse stuck on top of a gate needed rescuing by firefighters and the Service's animal rescue unit. A safe area of work and a cordon was set up to enable the crews to assess the situation. They were able to remove the gate to enable the horse to be released and walk, unaided, into the stable.

Horse stuck on gate

Horse rescued from gate

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A heavy goods vehicle was in collision with the central reservation barrier on the Thelwall Viaduct before catching fire. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, put out the fire, which was in the engine compartment, using two hose reel jets. One casualty had been removed from the cab before the crews arrived. Firefighters were at the scene  for approximately one hour ten minutes.
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Congleton firefighter tackles chimney fire from roofFirefighters tackled a chimney fire in Giantswood Lane. The crew had to tackle the blaze from both the hearth area and the roof, using a ladder and fall arrest harness. The fire was tackled from above using a hose reel jet and from the ground floor using chimney rods and a hose reel. The fire area was checked using a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further hot spots.

Please always follow our chimney safety advice.
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Hand extinguishers were used to put out some car tyres on fire behind Nantwich football ground.
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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a bin outside a shop on Buttermarket Street in Warrington.

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A laundry trolley, which was located at the rear of a guest house, was well alight so firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. 



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There was a fire in an upstairs bedroom. Firefighters used one hose reel to deal with the fire.   A large fan was used to clear the smoke.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. 
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One hose reel jet and chimney rods were used to extinguish a chimney fire.  The property was then checked with a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots of fire.

Chimney fire safety tips



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Crewe firefighters were sent to a small fire outside a property on Nutfield Avenue in Crewe. The occupant had used a small can of petrol to ignite a fire, but unfortunately suffered burns to face and arms in the process. The fire was already out when the fire crew arrived.  The casualty was treated by paramedics.



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Firefighters dealt with a chimney fire using water to create steam to put a fire out in the flue.

Chimney fire safety tips


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Two fire crews from Ellesmere Port and one fire crew from Chester were sent to a fire involving a first floor bathroom inside a property on Poole Lane, Thornton le Moors, Chester. Firefighters used two hose reels, one covering jet and a large fan to fight the fire. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus. The fire crews were at the incident for approximately four hours and 30 minutes. A fire investigation will be completed to find the cause of the fire.



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Hand fire extinguishers were used to extinguish a fire in the grate of a fireplace, then firefighters ventilated the property to clear the smoke.



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Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a property off Sandy Lane West, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found a garden building on fire. A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If you have any information that could help find those responsible please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a rubbish fire off Chester Road, Northwich.

This fire is believed to have been started deliberately. If you have any information that could help find those responsible please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a flat fire on Nutfield Avenue, Crewe.

When they arrived they found that there had been a fire involving a chip pan but this had gone out. The flat was fitted with smoke alarms that had raised the alarm. There were no reports of any injuries at this incident.

Chip pans

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Hand held appliances were used to put out a small fire off Bridge Lane, Warrington.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at the empty Jolly Tar Inn on Nantwich Road, Wardle.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire involving a large amount of demolition waste outside the property.

Crews used main water jets to put the fire out and damp down the surrounding area.

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Firefighters dealt with a bin fire on main Street in Main Street, Frodsham.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a van fire on the Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn.
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The engine compartment of a car was involved in fire in Warrington. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and cool the area down.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on the river bank. They used hand extinguishers to put out the fire, which involved rubbish, and damp the area down.

It is believed the fire was started deliberately.  Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Two vehicles were involved in a road traffic collision in Byley. Nobody was trapped in either vehicle. Firefighters made the scene safe.
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A car battery which had leaked in a garage and was giving off fumes was investigated by firefighters. The premises was evacuated and ventilation took place.
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damage caused by fireFirefighters were called to two commercial wheelie bins on fire in a compound near to a commercial building and used a hose reel to extinguish the flames. This fire is believed to have been started deliberately. If anyone knows anything about this fire they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

Wheelie Bin fire safety advice

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Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Cumber Drive, Wilmslow.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire in the chimney. Special rods were used to put the fire out.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Parkgate Road, Chester.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved two cars. There was a man trapped in one car. Special cutting equipment was used to free him. He was then passed to the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital.
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One casualty was trapped in an overturned car on Mersey Street. The casualty, a lady, was released from the vehicle on a long board by firefighters who then made the vehicles involved safe.
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A chip pan fire was tackled by firefighters. They removed the pan to the garden and used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A high pressure fan was then used to clear smoke from the property.

Traditional chip pans can cause fatal fires so please follow our chip pan safety advice.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision close to Booth Lane in Middlewich.

When they arrived they found that the incident involved two vehicles. There was nobody trapped and so crews helped make the scene safe.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving bushes close to Ellesmere Port Hospital. A hose reel jet was used to put out the fire and nearby properties were checked with a thermal imaging camera to make sure there was no heat spread.
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A fire in the bedroom on the third floor of a property on Petersgate was tackled by firefighters. The crews, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets and a covering jet to bring the fire under control.

Four breathing apparatus wearers then checked the loft space for fire spread and a hose reel fan was used to clear smoke from the house.Termperature checks were carried out and the area was being dampened down with hose reel jets.

An investigation to establish the cause of the fire is being carried out.

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Firefighters were called to investigate a strong smell in an end terraced house in Wilmslow. Crews from Wilmslow and Greater Manchester checked the property using a gas detector. No abnormal readings were detected. Two females were assessed by paramedics and a decontamination area was established, National Grid also attended.
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Firefighters used water backpacks to put out a wheelie bin fire off Stewards Avenue, Widnes.

This fire is believed to have been 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 rescue a dog from a redundant mechanics car pit after it became stuck in water.
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Fire in pipework in Birchwood

Firefighters were called to a fire in pipework in a sawdust extraction unit on the exterior of a premises in Birchwood. Crews used a thermal imaging camera and cooled the area.

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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire at a property in Wrenbury. The fire was outside the flue pipe. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check there were no further hot spots.
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A horse was stuck in a ditch under a fence. Firefighters were able to remove a piece of fencing to free the horse and were at the scene for around 30 minutes.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a skip fire on Broadoak Lane in Mobberley.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on John Fryer Avenue in Wincham, Northwich.

When they arrived crews found that there had been a fire involving a chip pan but it had gone out.

A woman and a child were treated for the effects of inhaling smoke.

Crews used special fans to clear smoke from the property.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a fire in a ground floor flat which was out on arrival. The crew ventilated the property and paramedics checked over one person.
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A school was evacuated after smoke was found in a server room. The area was checked with a thermal imaging camera and a light fitting was found to be the cause.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving vehicles with one person trapped. The crew got a man out of his vehicle and handed him to the care of paramedics.
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A fire involving a bin room on the 10th floor of a high rise building was extinguished with a hose reel. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property.
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A campervan which had been involved in a fire on a campsite was attended by firefighters. The crew cooled the vehicle with a hose reel. One person was treated by paramedics. It is believed that a leak from an LPG cylinder and regulator caused the fire.

Camping safetyDamage to campervan
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Firefighters were called to assist with a gable end of a property which had fallen away onto a pathway. The area was cordoned off and crews awaited the arrival of a structural engineer.
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A fire on open land was extinguished by firefighters using water.
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Firefighters damping down the roofAt 14.49 the Service received calls of smoke coming from a house in Bibbys Lane, near Macclesfield.

Fire engines from Macclesfield and Bollington were initially sent to the scene and a further two fire engines from Wilmslow and Poynton were also mobilised.

On arrival crews found a well developed fire involving the ground and first floor of a large detached house. The occupants were already out of the property and one subsequently received hospital treatment.

Firefighters set up two main jets and four firefighters in breathing apparatus began tackling the fire from outside using two hose reel jets.

A further two fire engines were later called to the scene to help in getting water supplies from a nearby canal and police assisted in closing local roads which were affected.

Crews in breathing apparatus later used ladders to cool roof tiles using hose reel jets and then began damping down hot spots.

Attendance at the scene was later reduced to three fire engines but crew are expected to remain at the scene overnight.

Update Monday April 25

At 04:35 attendance was reduced to one fire engine and the crew remains at the scene.

A fire investigation into the cause of this fire will take place.







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Firefighters were called to an external bin on fire which involved mattresses and a property. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish the flames and cut away roof space and removed tiles at a property to check for fire spread.
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Four fire engines were called to a house fire in Robin Close. Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used to hose reel jets to put out the fire which was on the first floor of the property.  A thermal imaging camera was used to check there were no further areas of heat. An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out. Nobody was trapped in the property.
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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire in Neston. Although the fire was out on arrival there were high temperatures in the flue liner. This was monitored and the crew took regular temperature checks using a thermal imaging camera until it had cooled.
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A fire on an allotment had been left unattended and was out of control. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used water backpacks to put it out.
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Around 200 metres of bracken was on fire on Windmill Hill. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put it out.
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Unattended cooking caused a small fire at a house in Crewe. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, with a hose reel jet, gained entry to the property and found cooking had been left on the oven. The kitchen was full of smoke which was cleared by using a large fan.

Never leave cooking unattended. Always follow our safet
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A crew put out a car fire on a driveway. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the fire. They isolated the battery and damped down the surrounding area.
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One man had to be cut free from a car involved in a four car road traffic collision on the A51 at Willaston. Firefighters released the casualty and handed him into the care of ambulance personnel.  Police were also in attendance.
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Two people were rescued from a lift in a building off St John Street, Chester.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Station Road, Winsford.

When they arrived crews found that there was a sofa on fire outside the property against the wall. The householders had all evacuated the property before firefighters arrived.

A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out. It had caused heat damage to the building and cracked a window. There was no further damage to the inside of the property.

This fire is believed to have been started deliberately. If you have any information that could help find those responsible please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the Police on 101.

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a large wheelie bin fire off Park Lane, Congleton.
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 Firefighters responded to a report of an alarm sounding at some flats off Carisbrook Avenue, Macclesfield.

When they arrived they found that there was a fire in the communal bin area of the property. Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. They also used special fans to clear smoke from the flats.
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Two vehicles were involved in a road traffic collision in Chelford. Fortunately nobody was trapped in either vehicle. Firefighters made the scene safe. Police, paramedics and air ambulance were also in attendance.
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Chimney fire in MobberleyA chimney fire in Pepper Street was tackled by firefighters. Chimney rods and a hose reel jet were used to put out the fire.

Always follow our chimney safety advice.
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Firefighters were called to a motorbike which was well alight, believed to be near houses. One hose reel was used to extinguish the flames. No properties were affected by this fire.
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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire and used chimney rods to extinguish it. A ladder was also used to carry out an inspection of the chimney pot and a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

Chimney safety advice

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Firefighters were called to conifer trees on fire and used a hose reel jet to extinguish them. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the area for hot spots.
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Firefighters tackled a fire involving conifer trees.  Beaters and water backpacks were used to put out the fire.
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Furniture was set on fire in Schooner Close. A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out the blaze.
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Police blocked Clay Lane in Burtonwood as firefighters tackled a car fire. The crew, one firefighter wearing breathing apparatus, use a hose reel jet.
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A heavy goods vehicle suffered from overheated brakes. Firefighters cooled the brakes using a hose reel jet.
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Fire in an airing cupboard in Great BarrowA fire on the second floor of a house was tackled by firefighters. Gas and electricity supplies were isolated as four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a covering jet to put out the fire, followed by a high pressure fan to clear smoke.

Nobody was trapped in the building. The fire was in the airing cupboard and, fortunately, damage was limited as the door was closed, preventing fire spread .

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