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A car collided with a Widnes house in the early hours of this morning. Nobody was trapped in the car or the property. Firefighters made the scene safe before liaising with the police and leaving the incident in their hands.
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A fire in a brazier had been left burning unattended overnight. Firefighters were called and used a hose reel jet to put out the fire behind a Princes Road property.

Always make sure braziers and barbecues are properly extinguished before leaving them.
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Books and aerosol cans were set on fire in an Ellesmere Port park. Firefighters used hand held extinguishers to put out the fire and asked police to attend as it is suspected the fire was started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Car in collision with house in CreweOne car collided with a house leaving the driver trapped in the vehicle. Firefighters released the casualty who was handed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital. A structural engineer was asked to attend to assess the damage to the house.
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Arson is suspected as the cause of a grass fire in Warrington. Firefighters used a water backpack to put out the fire and are urging anyone with any information as to who may have started this fire to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters used a water backpack to damp down the area where there had been a fire in the open. The fire involved scrubland.
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A car fire also affected property in Trefoil Close. The car was on a driveway and the fire affected the nearby property. Firefighters used two hose reels and one main jet to bring the blaze under control. A fire investigation is underway to determine what caused the blaze.
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A hose reel jet was used to damp down a fire in bushes in the front garden of a Rode Heath property.
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A fire believed to have been started deliberately damaged a park bench in Congleton. Firefighters put out the fire using a hose reel jet and informed police of the incident. The park area has had to be closed for the next 24 hours.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to cool a fire on the brakes of a large vehicle, which had spread to the back wheel. They then used a thermal imaging camera to check for any remaining heat spots of fire before making the scene safe.


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A small amount of rubbish had been set on fire in Runcorn. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire which had been set in bushes near to a shed.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire involving pallets in a field. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and are urging anyone with any information about this incident to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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A lorry and a car were involved in a road traffic collision in Rixton-with-Glazebrook. The lorry had overturned in a field. Nobody was trapped in either vehicle. Firefighters made the scene safe and handed one casualty into the care of paramedics. Police were also at the incident.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire involving a tractor and used an extinguisher and a hose reel to extinguish the flames. Police were requested for traffic management.
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Firefighters were called to a fire in a wooded area and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A wheelie bin had been set on fire under a tree in Barlow Road. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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A mattress had been set on fire close to garages on Maple Avenue. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control and protect the nearby buildings and are urging anyone with any information to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101. Arson endangers lives and property.
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Two wheelie bins were set on fire in Bewsey and Whitecross. Firefighters used a hosereel jet in what is suspected to be an arson attempt.

Always follow our wheelie bin safety advice.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Trees were set on fire in a suspected deliberate arson incident. Firefighters used beaters and water back packs to put out the fire.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101. Arson endangers lives, property and wildlife.
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A hose reel jet has been used by firefighters to cool the engine compartment of a heavy goods vehicle. The lorry is carrying heavy plant machinery which has to be unloaded from the trailer and there is damage to the road so Highways Agency have been asked to attend. Drivers are asked to avoid the area while the incident is being dealt with.
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Firefighters helped Highways Agency remove a car involved in a road traffic collision on the M6 near Crewe. A car and a lorry were involved in the collision, leaving the car stranded in lane three and the lorry on the hard shoulder. The fire engine was used to fend off oncoming traffic as Highways Agency towed the car to the hard shoulder. Nobody was trapped in either of the vehicles.
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Road traffic collision in Farndon

Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision in Farndon involving three cars. Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles. Firefighters helped paramedics with casualties and made the area safe.

Police officers controlled traffic and the air ambulance and land ambulances took casualties to hospital. The fire and rescue crews left the scene at around 19:20.

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House fire in RuncornFirefighters have been tackling a house fire on Stone Barn Lane. The house involved is at the end of a row of terraced homes. The crews used a main water jet and two hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. Nearby houses were evacuated as a precaution.

Gas and electricity engineers carried out surveys at the scene as fire and police officers liaised with neighbouring residents.

The aerial appliance was used to clear loose debris from the area as the roof and upper floor of the affected property were severely damaged. Following a structural assessment by building control, the house was declared as unsafe to enter. Inspections were carried out externally using thermal imaging cameras to make sure there were no further areas of heat or fire.

Paramedics were at the scene and treated one casualty, a man, who was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

A joint investigation between fire and police will begin in the morning.

Update: July 22

Sadly we have learned that the 25-year-old man injured in this incident has died. Our thoughts are with all those who knew him.

Teams from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have been out and about in the area to pass on safety advice to members of the community.

The investigation into what caused the fire is still ongoing.


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Firefighters cordoned off the road between Moss Bank Road and Brown Street due to a hazardous chemical which spilled out across the area. Crews secured the area and the incident was passed over to Halton Borough Council.
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A fire involving a fridge in a detached brick garage required firefighters to use one hose reel to extinguish it.
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A large quantity of rubbish on fire required firefighters to extinguish it with a hose reel.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire in the open and used water to extinguish it.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle a fire involving a garden gate on Marsh House Lane, Warrington.

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 of Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters were called to a fire involving a gate which is believed to have been deliberately set on fire. The crew used a hose reel to extinguish it. Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you know who may have started this fire.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to deal with a large hay fire off Clatterwick Lane, Northwich.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a property on Livingstone Close, Macclesfield. 

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire involving a toaster. 

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus sets tackled the fire using one hose reel. Once the fire was extinguished, fire crews used a large fan to clear smoke from the property. Cheshire fire and rescue service remained in attendance at the incident approximately 60 minutes.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving a car, a lamp post and a property. The crews made the vehicle and the property safe before leaving.
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Firefighters were called to a fire in shredding machinery. They found several seats inside the machinery which needed extinguishing using a hose reel.
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Fire engines and an aerial platform were called to a fire in a silo in Cranage. The fire involved a 12 metre high silo containing approximately 28 tonnes of dairy fat. The premises was evacuated and all persons were accounted for. Cooling jets were put in place protecting adjacent silos as firefighters fought the fire.

The silo was monitored for temperature with an infa trace thermometer and removal of exterior cladding and insulation took place. Firefighting jets were also established at the rear of the silo to cool hot spots of fire. Firefighters were at the scene for just under four hours.

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Silo fire in Cranage

Hydraulic platform dealing with a silo fire in Cranage

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An electrical fault in a car's fuse box caused a fire in the engine compartment. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
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Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire in a ditch. The fire affected bushes and trees, and was put out by firefighters using a hose reel jet.

Arson can cost lives - do you have any information about this incident? If you know anything please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Car fire in WilmslowAn electrical fault was the cause of a fire involving a car on the A34 near Handforth industrial estate. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control and then continued to cool the car.
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Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle a fire involving a fridge freezer. Smoke was cleared from the property using a high pressure fan and the fridge freezer was taken outside. Two casualties, both female, were assessed by paramedics at the scene.
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A fire in an oil drum was put out by firefighters. The flames were doused using a hose reel jet.
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A pile of debris had been left to burn unattended. Firefighters continued to apply water to the fire from a hose reel jet until it was out.
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A black bin was on fire at the side of a driveway of a property in Warrington. Firefighters extinguished the fire by damping down with a hose reel jet. The fire is believed to have been caused by a disposable barbecue left inside the bin.
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Firefighters were called to a grass fire which covered approximately 20 metres by 20 metres. Crews used water backpacks to put out the fire.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving one saloon car where one male was reported to be trapped. Crews released one male casualty from the vehicle before handing him over into the care of paramedics.

Road traffic collision in Macclesfield Road traffic collision in Macclesfield. Ambulance at the scene.
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Crews were called to a fire involving a mattress and approximately two metres of fence. On arrival, firefighters discovered there had been some heat damage to the house and used a hose reel jet to dampen the area.
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A flat roof of a semi detached bungalow was on fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found the roof constructed of a small flat roof and another roof made of tile and mixed felt. Firefighters acted quickly, using a hose reel to tackle the fire and cutting equipment to expose the affected area. Crews extinguished the fire before using a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots of fire in and around the bungalow.
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A fire in a field was believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters had to make their way to the incident on foot where they put out the fire, involving a hay bale, using handheld extinguishers.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Two cars were involved in a road traffic collision in  Eaton. Fortunately nobody was trapped in either vehicle. Firefighters made the scene safe.
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A car had broken down and the engine compartment had caught fire on the A556 at Rostherne. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to cool the engine compartment.
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A fire involving a car was suspected to have been started deliberately. The car was burning in a field and a nearby hedgerow had also caught fire. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fires and then damped the area down.

Police also attended and anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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A fire involving a car is believed to have been started deliberately. The car was parked very close to a house. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control and prevent damage to the property and then damped the area down.

Police were asked to attend as the cause of the fire is suspected as arson. Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a kitchen fire in Wilmslow. When they arrived at the property there was no sign of fire but the kitchen was filled with smoke from cooking. The crew cleared the smoke.

The flat had smoke alarms fitted which alerted the occupier to the incident. Make sure you have smoke alarms fitted and working in your home.
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A fire in the garden of a Widnes house had got out of control. The fire was put out by firefighters using a hose reel jet.

Always follow our garden safety advice.
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Firefighters were called to a kitchen on fire in a mid town house and used a hose reel jet to extinguish it. All persons were accounted for and a thermal imaging camera was used to check the area before crews left.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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There was a road traffic collision involving two vehicles on the A54 near Ashton Lane, where one woman was trapped inside her vehicle. Firefighters released the woman from the vehicle before handing her over into the care of paramedics. Crews then proceeded to make the scene safe.
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One vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision on Holmes Chapel Road in Somerford, Congleton. Firefighters handed one casualty over to the care of paramedics and proceeded to make the scene safe.
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Firefighters were called to flooding which affected a number of gardens and used a small pump to remove water from area. The water is believed to have come from a damaged water main and Highways attended.
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A wheelie bin was on fire in front of a house in Crewe, creating large plumes of smoke. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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A car was on fire in a field, behind a community centre in Warrington. Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet.
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A small fire had broke out in a kitchen in Crewe, filling the kitchen with smoke. The fire was caused due to a cooker switch being left on. Firefighters made the scene safe.
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A large conifer tree caught fire in the grounds of a local school in Disley. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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Two vehicles were involved in a collision on Ashley Way West, leaving one man trapped in one of the cars. Firefighters removed the roof of the car to be able to get the man out. He was then handed into the care of the ambulance service and the crews made the scene safe.
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Firefighters were called to a large van on fire on the M6 and used one hose reel to extinguish the flames. Lane one of the motorway was closed while the incident was dealt with.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire in a living room window ledge in Chester. The fire was caused by a concave mirror which was left on a window ledge in the living room, which caught the sun rays and set fire to some paper on the window ledge. Firefighters proceeded to make the scene safe.

Please do not keep mirrors next to a window, because they can concentrate the sun's rays, causing a near-by objects (such as curtains, clothing, paper or furniture) to set fire.

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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two saloon cars. One casualty was handed into the care of paramedics.
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Wheelie bins on fire in a walkway in RuncornSeven wheelie bins were on fire in the walkway that crosses the express way on Halton Brook Avenue, in Runcorn. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
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A pan of oil caught fire in a kitchen in Macclesfield, setting fire to the cooker hood. Firefighters headed to the scene as the occupiers of the house waited safely outside. Crews used a positive pressure ventilator to clear the kitchen of smoke and proceeded to make the scene safe.

Cooking fires are always dangerous. Follow these key safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Two cars were involved in a road traffic collision which left two casualties trapped in the vehicles.  Firefighters released both casualties and handed them into the care of paramedics. Crews were at the scene for one hour and fifteen minutes.
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Fire and rescue crews were at the scene of a serious road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle  and trailer and a cyclist. Firefighters extricated one casualty, who was handed into the care of medical personnel.

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A cylinder exploded outside a farm building in Puddington, near Chester. It caused a fire to a nearby shed. Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle the fire and cool the cylinder.
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Firefighters were called to a fire involving the roof space and ducting at a Hartford restaurant. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to tackle the flames in an extension of the property. Height safety equipment was used so the crews could get on to the roof to remove tiles. Gas and electricity supplies have been isolated while the incident was tackled.

Police attended to manage traffic.
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Firefighters helped paramedics to get a woman, who had been put on a stretcher, along a tow path after she was rescued from a canal.
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Wheelie bins on fire in Herbert Street CongletonThree wheelie bins which were well alight required firefighters to use one hose reel to extinguish them.

Firefighters believe the fire was started deliberately.  Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

Always follow our wheelie bin safety advice to help prevent arson.
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Four vehicles were involved in a road traffic collision in Crewe. Fortunately nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles. Firefighters made the scene safe.
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A recycling bin which was on fire required firefighters to extinguish it with a hose reel.
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Firefighters were called to a large quantity of hay on fire in a field. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish it.
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