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Firefighters tackle a blaze involving gorse on Highlands Road in Runcorn.

The fire involved an area of about 50meters square.

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 were called to deal with a grass fire off Oak Road in Chester.

When they arrived crews found that th blaze covered an area of about 30meters by 10meters. Crews used hose reel jets and beaters to put the fire out.

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 used hand held extinguishers and beaters to put out a grass fire in Runcorn.

The incident, which took place on land close to Highlands Road, covered an area of about 10meters by 20meters.
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Firefighters were called to one large goods vehicle which was well alight on the M6. Lanes one and two were closed by the Highways Agency and crews wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to put the fire out.
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Firefighters used a high pressure fan to clear smoke from a kitchen that had been involved in a small fire.  The fire, which had burnt itself out, was caused by a teatowel being left too close to a heat source.  Smoke detectors were fitted at the property which raised the alarm for the householder.  Please follow our safety advice to prevent kitchen fires -

Kitchen fire safety

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Firefighters tackled a blaze involving a saloon car.  Two hose reel jets were used to put out the blaze and an investigation is being carried out to determine the cause of the fire.
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A candle set fire to curtains in a Warrington house.  Firefighters cleared the property of smoke.  Please be careful when lighting candles in the home, follow our safety advice - Candles in the home 

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A water back pack was used by firefighters to put out a small fire in the open near Willis Street.
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Firefighters have been tackling a fire involving around 200 square metres of heathland.  They used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.
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A van which was well alight on a road in Crewe required firefighters to attend and use two hose reels to extinguish it.
This fire is believed to have been started deliberately. If anyone knows any information then they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Penningtons Lane, Gawsworth.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire involving a dishwasher in the kitchen of the property.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus turned of the gas and electricity before fighting the fire with hose reel jets.

Smoke alarms were fitted in the house and there were no reports of any injuries.

Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher fire safety

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Firefighters attended a call to a chimney fire involving twigs. The crew used a thermal imaging camera to check the area before leaving.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish an old tree stump which was well alight. Two fire engines attended this incident for a hose extension, due to the area it was in. A cordon was put in place around the tree as it was believed to be unstable.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a car fire on Bridgemere Lane, Bridgemere.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire in the engine compartment of a car. A hose reel was used to put the fire out.
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A grass fire required firefighters to extinguish it with a hose reel. The area measured approximately 5 metres by 3 metres.
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Firefighters were called to a fire in a workshop in Widnes and used two hose reels to extinguish it. A large fan was then used to remove smoke from the building and a thermal imaging camera to checkthe area before crews left.
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Firefighters were called to a van on fire at Knutsford Services. The fire is believed to have involved the air conditioning unit and one hose reel was used to extinguish it.
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Firefighters were called to a car on fire in Crewe and used one hose reel to extinguish it. Police also attended.
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Firefighters rescued a person from a first floor flat after a fire broke out. The crew wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to bring the fire under control.
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Two fire engines from Warrington and one from Stockton Heath were called to a fire involving a metal industrial unit in Kerfoot Street, Warrington. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two main water jets and two hose reels to bring the fire under control.
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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a grass fire which is believed to have been started deliberately. One hose reel was used at this incident and Police were requested to attend. If anyone has any information about this fire they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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One fire crew from Congleton, including two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to tackle a car fire where the car was well alight.  Police attended this incident. It is believed that the car may have been stolen and was deliberately set on fire.  Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call the Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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A fire involving 20 x 30 metres of cut grass was well alight, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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A vehicle was stabilised by firefighters following a two vehicle road traffic collision. One female casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance.
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Two fire crews, including four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to tackle a fire inside a first floor flat on Ermine Road, Chester.  A person was reported to be trapped inside the property, but on arrival the fire crews found that nobody was trapped. A large fan was used to clear the smoke from the property.  It is believed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault with a laptop.
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Firefighters gained access to a building that was on fire, opposite Warrington Central Railway Station. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  One hose reel jet, one strike jet and one covering jet were used to extinguish the fire.  The roof was then checked for fire. Police also attended this incident.
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A fire involving wood chippings in a storage shed in High Legh required firefighters to attend. The chippings were removed from the shed to allow the crew to extinguish them fully.
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A fire involving a tractor and hay in Chester required firefighters to attend. The unit was well alight when firefighters arrived and three fire engines were requested for water supply.

Updated at 15:00

Firefighters stopped the fire from spreading and were able to protect a field of crops at this incident.

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Firefighters released one woman who was medically trapped following a collision involving one car. There were three casualties in total. The woman was removed from the car and handed into the care of paramedics.
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Arson is believed to be the cause of two cars on fire on a driveway. Two hose reels were used by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to extinguish the fires. The occupants of the affected property and next door were accounted for and a large fan was used to clear the smoke. Police attended the scene and anyone with any information is urged to call them on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Police and a fire investigator were requested to attend a garden shed fire due to suspected arson. The shed was well alight on arrival of the crews who used two hose reels and a main jet to extinguish the blaze. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire involveing trees. The police were then informed due to suspected arson. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the temperature of a fuse box. They had been called to a report of smoke coming from the box and requested the attendance of the utility company to investigate further.
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Firefighters used beaters and a hose reel to extinguish a large grass fire. The fire was approximately 200m x 100m and police were informed due to suspected deliberate ignition. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters attended a call to a fire at a property in Frodhsam, which involved an external gas meter. The power was isolated by crews who wore breathing apparatus. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots of fire and the property was ventilated before crews left.
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Handheld extinguishers were used by firefighters to put out a grass fire.
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Firefighters at the scene of a HGV fire in CreweFirefighters are currently at the scene of a fire involving a HGV carrying a large amount of hay.

Crews are using two hose reels on the blaze and road closures are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area while the incident is ongoing.

This incident will be updated when more information is available.

Update at 15:35

Five fire engines are now in attendance. The HGV is completely burnt out and contains approximately 20 tonnes of hay.

Police are also at the scene and both carriageways have been closed.

Update at 16:30HGV fire on A500 Crewe

Crews are still in attendance and are breaking up the hay to extinguish it.

One lane of the carriageway is now open, under police guidance.

Update at 17:45

Attendance is to be reduced to three fire engines. Crews are working with highways staff who have a digger and are dragging hay of the carriageway which is then being turned over and damped down.

Staff likely to be on the scene into the evening.

Update 25 July

Firefighters left the scene at around 12.30am this morning.




















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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small fire in the open.
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a car fire.
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One main jet was used to extinguish an industrial skip that was well alight.
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Outside derelict building where fire was extinguished on Lockitt StreetOne hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving rubbish in a derelict building.

The fire is believed to have been 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 water backpack was used to extinguish a fire in a rubbish bin.
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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a shed fire.
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Two fire engines from Crewe are currently cooling down a building on the BAE systems site due to smouldering material. The site is used to burn off surplus ammunition.

The crews are continuing to spray water onto the building to cool it down and are monitoring the temperature. They are working to contain the water run-off, liaising with onsite personnel and are likely to be on site for a few hours.

The incident is in an isolated part of the site and there is not believed to be any risk to the public.

Update 23 July

Firefighters left the scene at 8pm after handing the incident over to onsite personnel.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a covering jet to extinguish a fire on the second floor of a house. A large fan was used to clear the smoke. Crews accessed the loft space to check for any fire spread.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a refuse fire which had been left unattended. Burning rubbish / bonfires and the law

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Police were informed after firefighters were called to deal with a grass fire due to suspected arson. Anyone with any information  is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire in a hall way. A thermal imaging camera and cutting tools were also used to check for hotspots in the studded wall.
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A man was released from the cab of a heavy goods vehicle and handed into the care of Air Ambulance crews after a collision on the motorway. The collision involved two vehicles and led to both carriageways of the motorway being closed due to the HGV being across the central reservation. Police and Highways Agency attended the scene and firefighters worked closely with paramedics to release the man trapped.

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Firefighters removed the roof of a car involved in a collision  with another car to free a woman trapped inside. The woman was placed onto a spine board and handed into the care of paramedics.
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A barbecue set on fire in Runcorn which affected a gas bottle. Firefighters cooled the cylinder down and put the fire out with a hose reel jet. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check that the bottle had cooled.

Barbecue safety

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A large bale of hay was on fire in a roadway in Alsager and required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel to extinguish it. This fire is not believed to have been started deliberately.
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Firefighters used beaters to put out a small area of freshly cut grass which was on fire in Runcorn.
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Firefighters extinguished a small fire involving trees.
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One hose reel was used to damp down a kitchen fire that was fortunately out on arrival. A woman suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation was given oxygen by paramedics. Kitchen fire safety
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a skip fire which was well alight on arrival of the crews.
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A fire caused by over heating brakes involving a horse box was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel. The crews moved the vehicle away from the property into a neighbouring field and isolated the battery. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hotspots.
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One hose reel was used by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to extinguish a fire involving a taxi on the hard shoulder of the M56. The car was well alight on arrival of the crews and lane one of the motorway was closed while it was put out. The blaze was caused by an engine fault.
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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish an engine fire following a road traffic collision. Two cars were involved in the collision and one person was taken to hospital. The A51 was closed in both directions while paramedics attended to the people involved.
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Warrington firefighters extinguished a fire inolving a transit van Bridge Road in Warrington. Police were informed of this incident. 

The van may have been set on fire deliberately, so we are urging anyone with any information about this incident to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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A crew from Runcorn provided casualty care to a pedestrian after they came across a road traffic collision at the junction of Union Street and Heath Road, Runcorn shortly after 1 pm  on Saturday while on the way to another incident.

Firefighters put the teenager on a longboard and then ensured she was able to be transported to hospital.
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Firefighters were at the scene of a fire involving two large skips for over eight hours. The skips were both full of domestic waste and were well alight on arrival of the crews. Three fire engines attended for water supply and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two main jets to extinguish the blaze. The crews had to continually dig out the skips due to them being tightly compacted, checking for hotspots and damping down. Crews have carried out regular inspections of the scene over the weekend.
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At 11.42am the Service was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a van and a wall on the A50 at Over Peover, near Knutsford.

Crews from Holmes Chapel and Macclesfield went to the scene and to cut free a man who was trapped in the van. He was then released into the care of paramedics.

Police closed the A50 while the rescue was being carried out.
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Just after 11am fire engines from Widnes, Runcorn and Warrington were sent to reports of people trapped on sandbanks next to the River Mersey.

The Service also liaised with colleagues from Merseyside Fire and Rescue but no further action was required as the people were with a boat which they were waiting to float off the sandbank with the tide.
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Branches were deliberately set on fire at an incident in Dingle Lane.  Firefighters used a water backpack to put out the fire and are urging anyone with any information about this incident to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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Overheated light fittings caused a small fire at the Royal British Legion in Runcorn.  Firefighters carried out a full inspection of the premises, removing parts of the ceiling and using a thermal imaging camera to check there were no further hotspot areas.
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Firefighters dealt with a small fire in the open in Ellesmere Port.
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A water backpack was used by firefighters to put out a small fire in the open in Widnes.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire involving a car on a driveway.
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Just after 5.15pm a fire engine from Widnes was called to reports of a fire in the open near Nazareth House Lane, Widnes.

The crew found a grass fire involving approximately 100 square metres and used beaters and water back pack to put out the flames.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and the Service is warning that arson is always dangerous, but particularly during the current FBU strikes when there are fewer fire engines available to deal with emergencies where lives may be at risk.
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Firefighters used a large fan to disperse smoke from a small fire caused by an unattended cooker. Kitchen fire safety
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Damage caused by a fire at a house in NorthwichFirefighters have been at the scene of a house fire in the loft space. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and two covering jets to extinguish the fire and isolated the gas and electricity.  They then damped down and cut away affected fascia boards at roof level and removed roof tiles.

Update at 15:10

No casualties were involved in the incident and a fire investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the fire.







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Firefighters removed the roof of a car involved in a collision with another vehicle. One woman was medically trapped and was handed into the care of paramedics.
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Firefighters were in attendance at a road traffic collision involving five vehicles on the M6, northbound between junction 17 and 18. Five people were medically trapped and all three lanes of the motorway were closed so motorists were advised to avoid the area.

By 10.30am all five casualties had been released by firefighters and handed into the care of paramedics. Crews then made the vehicles safe. The Air Ambulance attended and motorists advised to avoid the area. Firefighters left the scene at 10.40.

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One hose reel jet was used by crews to bring a fire involving tyres under control on a farm.
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