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Firefighters were called to attend a small vehicle fire on the M56, junction 12 to junction 14. Crews, wearing breathing apparatus, used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.
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Damage caused in bungalow fireFirefighters were called to a dormer bungalow on fire. On arrival they found one man outside the property and the property full of smoke. Crews from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and used two hose reel jets and an ultra high lance to extinguish a fire. Paramedics also attended to deal with the man.

 

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A small smoldering fire in an alley way was extinguished with a hose reel by firefighters
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A fire involving a kitchen in a property required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel. A large fan was also used to removed smoke from the property and one woman was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters extinguished a small fire in the open after it was deliberately set on fire.
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A small deliberate fire involving newspapers was extinguished with water by firefighters.
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A caravan was completely destroyed in what is believed to have been a deliberate fire at Stretton. Crews tackled the blaze but were unable to save the caravan. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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A tumble dryer was on fire at a Congleton property. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. One casualty, a man, was given oxygen therapy and handed into the care of the ambulance service. Smoke detectors were fitted and activated, alerting the householder to the incident.
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Firefighters tackling a blaze a Daresbury HallFirefighters were called to a report of a fire in an empty building off Daresbury Lane, Runcorn.

When they arrived crews found that a blaze had taken hold of a large three storey empty building.

A total of eight fire engines were called to the scene to help tackle the fire. Crews used main water jets and hose reels on the flames. The structure of the building was unsafe so all firefighting was conducted from the outside.

Firefighting operations stopped at just after 10pm with two fire engines remaining on the scene overnight, damping down, checking for hot spots and making sure there was no reignition.

The incident closed at 19:10 on June 26th when the incident was handed over to Cheshire Police.Firefighters at incident

It is not yet known how the blaze started but an investigation has been launched. If you have any information that you think may be helpful please call Cheshire Police on 101 and tell them what you know.

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POLICE STATEMENT ISSUED 27/06/2016

Appeal for information following fire in Daresbury

Officers from Cheshire Police are appealing for information from the public following a fire in Daresbury.

The incident at Daresbury Hall, Daresbury Lane, near Warrington, was reported at approximately 5.00pm on Saturday 25th June. Officers attended the scene and assisted with road closures in the local area.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident and the fire has since been extinguished. The fire, which caused severe damage to the building, is believed to have been started deliberately and the incident is being treated as arson.

Officers from Cheshire Police remain in attendance at the scene and a full investigation has now been launched.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 691 of 25/6/2016. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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Firefighters helped rescue a horse that was stuck on the partition of a horse box. The crews were able to remove the partition to help the animal out of the vehicle. A vet was also in attendance during the rescue.
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Firefighters tackling a fire at a disused  scout hut found the blaze had been started deliberately. The crews used two hose reel jets and a covering jet to put out the fire in the 20 metre x 8 metre building. A high pressure fan was also used to assist in extinguishing the blaze.

Police were asked to attend and anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 497 of 25 June.
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Residents were evacuated from a Widnes house while firefighters tackled a fire in the kitchen. The crews, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A high pressure fan was used to clear the smoke.
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Three adjoining houses reported having six inches of flood water inside the buildings, affecting electricity supplies. Firefighters isolated power supplies and worked to help drainage. The electricity supply company was called to attend.
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Brecon Way fireThree fire engines attended a fire at a Winsford property which caused neighbouring houses to be evacuated.  The fire was in the back yard of the house and had spread to the windows of the building, which was unoccupied. As a precaution the neighbouring houses were evacuated as crews tackled the fire using a hose reel jet. They then cleared the property of smoke and were at the scene for around fifty minutes.
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Firefighters tackled a fire in a skip in Knutsford.  It is believed the fire was started deliberately and police were asked to attend.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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The first floor of a house was involved in fire at a property in Chester. Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to bring the blaze under control. A high pressure fan was used to clear smoke. One casualty was given first aid by a crew member. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Always make sure you have a working smoke alarm.
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A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire in the open.
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Dry powder was used to put out a fire involving a lamp post. Firefighters cordoned off the post and asked for the electricity board to attend to isolate the supply.
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A fire involving a car is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. 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 quoting incident number 98 of 24 June.
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Deliberate ignition is suspected as the cause of a gazebo fire in the front garden of a Warrington house. Firefighters put out the fire and urged anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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A main jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire in a skip.
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Firefighters were called to a fire involving refuse which is believed to have been deliberately set on fire outside a flat. The fire was out on arrival and crews damped down the area with water before leaving. If anyone has any information as to who may have started this fire then they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters were called to a disused building on fire and discovered a fire involving furniture and a building measuring approximately 80 metres by 60 metres. The crews wore breathing apparatus and extinguished the fire with one hose reel jet. A large fan was also used to extinguish this fire. It is believed that this fire was started deliberately so if anyone has any information, about who may have started it, they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Handheld extinguishers were used to put out a fire in a Nantwich bin.
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 A boy had to be released from a playground roundabout after getting his leg stuck.Firefighters had to use specialist cutting tools to release him, and he was then handed into the care of paramedics.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a young girl with her leg stuck in a climbing frame of Bridgeway West, Runcorn.

Crews rescued the girl who was not injured in the incident.
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Cooking which had been left unattended in a kitchen required firefighters to use one hose reel to extinguish it.
Kitchen fire safety advice
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Wheelie bin fire in CongletonFirefighters were called to a report of a fire at the back of some houses on Herbert Street, Congleton.

When they arrived crews found that two wheelie bins had been set on fire. The blaze had spread to a further three bins.

Crews used hose reel jets to put the fire out.

It is believed that the fires were started deliberately.

Crew Manager, James Groves, said: "This was an extremely serious fire that could easily have had even more serious consequences. I would urge anyone who knows who may have seen who set these fires to report them to prevent this from happening again."

If you have any information that could help find those responsible for these fires please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the Police on 101.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety
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Firefighters were called to a bin on fire and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A large pile of grass on fire was extinguished with water by firefighters.
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A sofa on fire under a bridge was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.sofa on fire
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Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin near to a shop which had been deliberately set on fire. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish it. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the shop.

If anyone has any information as to who started this fire they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters made the scene safe after a road traffic collision in Widnes. Two vehicles were involved. Nobody was trapped in either vehicle despite initial reports that somebody was trapped in one of the cars, and one casualty, a woman, was cared for by paramedics.
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 Cooking left unattended caused a kitchen fire at an Ellesmere Port property. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet and covering jet to put out the blaze. A high pressure fan was then used to clear smoke from the property.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice and never leave cooking unattended.
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A fridge and freezer in the kitchen of a Sandbach property was involved in fire. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A high pressure fan was then used to clear smoke.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving one car. They made the vehicle safe before leaving.
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Firefighters were called to an industrial bailing machine fire involving waste in the bailing machine. Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature of the machine before using a hose reel jet to cool the machinery.
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Firefighters were called to a large vehicle fire in Sandbach on the M6, junction 17 near to a service station. The brakes on the trailer had caught fire due to liquid oxygen. On arrival, crews used one hose reel jet to cool the brakes.
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Firefighters were called to a small vehicle fire in Warrington, in Lewis Street. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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Firefighters had to gain entry to a house to turn off the oven which had been left on and unattended.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice.
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Firefighters were called to a small vehicle fire in Runcorn involving the engine compartment of one vehicle. Crews fended off one section of the road and used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.
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Firefighters used a hose reel to cool brakes on a tanker after they overheated. The vehicle was located on the hard shoulder and Highways Agency attended.
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Firefighters were called to a disused building on fire. On arrival crews found rubbish on fire inside the building and used two hose reels to extinguish the fire which was deep seated in places. A thermal imaging camera was also used at this incident.
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A brick built outbuilding which was on fire in Runcorn, was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel. A thermal imaging camera was also used.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a furniture store on Hoole Road in Chester.

When they arrived crews confirmed there was a fire in the store room. Firefighters wore two sets of breathing apparatus and used one hose reel and one covering jet to fight the fire. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the building.

The road was closed while the incident was dealt with.

Following an investigation, this fire is thought to have been an electrical fire.

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in Chester

Furniture store fire in Chester

Damage caused to a furniture store by fire

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Firefighters were called to a person who had fallen onto a flat roof and needed rescuing. The crew removed glazing to rescue the person and a long board to get them down.
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Firefighters were called to a shed on fire and used two hose reels to extinguish it. The shed was wooden and stored a large quantity of wood.
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Widnes firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a wheelie bin at the rear of a property on Hale Road in Widnes. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. The fire spread to the kitchen of the property, which was full of smoke. Firefighters extinguished the fire and then used a large fan clear the smoke from the property. Police were requested to attend this incident.





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There was a chimney fire at a property on Tudor Drive in Mottram, St Andrews, Macclesfield. Fire crews used two breathing apparatus, one jet and a large fan to extinguish the fire and ventilate the property.

Chimney fire safety tips





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A motorbike was well alight on the roadway, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

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Firefighters rescued a teenager who was stuck behind locked school gates. An ambulance crew also attended this incident.  Police were informed of the incident.



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Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish a fire involving a car on the M56 motorway (Junction 12 westbound).  The car was well alight.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a large green wheelie bin at the back of a café near to Densham Avenue.

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A road traffic collision involving a motorbike left the rider needing medical treatment. Paramedics treated the casualty while firefighters cooled the motorbike using a hose reel jet. Police closed the road while the incident was being dealt with.
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A man was treated for smoke inhalation after cooking had been left unattended. Firefighters could find no sign of fire and they treated the casualty.

Never leave cooking unattended, always follow our kitchen safety advice.
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Flood water was pumped out of a property in Over Peover to prevent it reaching the electricity supply. Firefighters used a light portable pump to remove the water until it receded.
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Firefighter surveys fire damage in kitchen of Crewe houseTwo hose reel jets and one covering jet were used to extinguish a kitchen fire. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  A large fan was used to clear the smoke from the property. 

A thermal imaging camera was used to check for fire, to see if it had spread to the bedrooms and loft space. 

Police closed the road outside the property.  Firefighters gave oxygen therapy to one male occupant. 

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There was a road traffic collision involving two cars. One male casualty was trapped inside one of the cars. Fire crews rescued the casualty and then handed him to the care of paramedics.



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A number of calls have been received about flooding in Wilmslow, Bollington, Prestbury and Macclesfield.

  • Crews pumped out water from the cellar of a property on Manchester Road in Wilmslow. The water level was close to electrics.

  • Wilmslow Service Station was affected by flooding. Firefighters isolated both the fuel and the electricity supply and advised everyone to stay outside the property until a building engineer and electrician had checked the building.

  • The ground floor of a detached property in Simpson Street in Wilmslow was affected by flood water. The electricity supply was isolated.

  • There was a report of flooding at a property in Grove Avenuein Wilmslow where the electricity supply was located in the cellar which was under three feet of water.

  • Units were affected at Bollin Valley Link after the road flooded.

  • Flooding affected flats on Kennerleys lane in Wilmslow

  • The Cotton Tree, the Conservative Club and a number of houses on Bollington Old Road in Bollington in Macclesfield were flooded.

  • A property on Grangelands in Macclesfield flooded with 6 inches of water.

  • A property on Suffolk Close in Macclesfield flooded with an inch of water.

  • The garden of a property on Lincoln Close in Macclesfield flooded with a foot of water. The water also entered the property.

  • The garage of a property on Yew Tree Way in Prestbury flooded

  • The garage of a property on Cambridge Avenue in Wilmslow was flooded.
  • The cellar of a shop on Church Street in Wilmslow

  • A property on Suffolk Close, Macclesfield


Always follow our flooding and heavy rainfall safety advice.






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The Service has received a number of calls reporting flooding in the Ellesmere Port area. The majority of the calls were able to be dealt with over the phone.

Firefighters went to Green Lane in Great Sutton where around six properties were affected by flooding. Crews used a pump to divert water and asked for council personnel to bring sandbags to the scene.

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Smoke was seen issuing from a house in Devon Close. Firefighters thoroughly checked the property, along with the adjoining house as a precaution, and found there was just light smoke logging in the roof space of the affected property. They checked inside the cavity walls and cooled down the walls with a hose reel jet. Firefighters have remained at the scene to monitor the situation and the occupant has found alternative accommodation while the incident is being dealt with.
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Firefighters were called to rescue two people stuck in mud in Sandbach. The crew released the pair and handed them to the care of paramedics.
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There was a fire involving a bedroom and the loft space of a semi detached house, so firefighters used one hose reel and one covering jet to extinguish the fire.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. A thermal image camera was used to check for hotspots.  A large fan was used to clear the smoke.  An ambulance was requested for the occupant who was suffering from smoke inhalation. Fire crews were one the scene for approximately 90 minutes.

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Safe and sound after river ordealLifting cow out of water using hoistkeeping the cows head above waterA cow was stuck in the river by King Street in Byley. A man was in the river, helping the cow by keeping its head out of the water. The water was fast flowing.  Firefighters rescued the cow, by fitting strops to the animal and then lifting it out of the water using a mechanical hoist.  The man was checked over by paramedics as he had been in the water for approximately 90 minutes. 
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Firefighters have been attending a number of calls about flooding incidents in Chester city centre:

  • They have been to a bank on Eastgate Street where flood water was getting into plug sockets. The bank was evacuated as water was coming through the ceiling. Calls have also been received from other shops and businesses on Eastgate Street and firefighters are attending.


  • Several calls were received from premises on Frodsham Street where crews have made contact with shop owners and customers. They are helping to get customers out of the buildings. The water on Frodsham street is reported to be over ankle deep.


  • Flooding in Foregate Street, Brook Street, City Road and Victoria Crescent.


  • The basement of the Westminster Hotel on City Road was flooded.


  • Twelve terraced properties on Lightfoot Street flooded with a small amount of water.


  • A property on Hoole Road in Chester flooded.


  • The basement of the NEXT store on Eastgate Street flooded.


  • A property on Watergate street was affected by a leaking roof.


  • The Town Crier public house was flooded with 18 inches of water


  • The cellar of a barbers on Brook Street was flooded.


  • A property on High Street in Tattenhall was flooded, with water above knee height.


Please follow our safety advice for flooding and heavy rainfall.







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Firefighters were called to a smell of burning in a property. The crew found the source to be a back boiler and used small tools to isolate electrics. The gas board isolated gas supplies.
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Firefighters were called to a property which had become flooded. Water surrounded the detached house so the crew used a light portable pump to reduce the water levels.
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Firefighters released one woman from a car after it was involved in a road traffic collision. The crew used cutting equipment to gain access through the boot to assist the casualty. Paramedics also attended.
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A dog was stuck on a riverbank near to Howley Lane in Warrington.  People were trying to rescue the dog.  A woman became trapped in mud on the riverbank.  Firefighters rescued the woman, who was then handed to the care of paramedics.  The dog was rescued and handed back to its owner.

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Firefighters used a small amount of water to extinguish a fire in the hearth and the chimney breast of a property on Middlewich Road, Knutsford.

Chimney fire safety tips



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A bungalow was flooded with approximately one foot of water, so firefighters used a light portable pump to remove the water from the property. The water entered the property via a sloping driveway.

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Firefighters used a light portable pump to remove a small amount of flood water from a property. The flooding was caused by water on the driveway.

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A car was stuck in water (2.5 ft deep) on Burford Road in Lymm, under a canal bridge. Nobody was trapped in the vehicle.  The car was completely blocking the road.  Firefighters helped with traffic management. 

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Flooding at a house in AudlemFirefighters used a light portable pump to stem the flow of flash flood water which was entering a house.
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Flash flooding in NantwichFirefighters were called to flash flooding which affected a number of properties. The crew used a light portable pump to remove water from the houses and police closed the road, due to the flooding. Electrics were also isolated.
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