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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Glan Aber Park, Chester. 

The fire involved a microwave oven in the kitchen, which caused slight damage to kitchen cupboards. Firefighters used one hose reel jet, two breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire.

http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety
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Firefighters have been clearing up a petrol spillage in Tesco car park in Crewe.  The petrol had leaked through a car's petrol tank.  The crews moved the car out of the incident area and covered the affected ground in sand.  A hose reel jet was used to clear the sand-covered fuel and the owner was advised not to start the car and to arrange recovery of the vehicle.  The petrol station will remain closed until the car has been removed.
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Firefighters rescued a man from a burning car in Runcorn.  When the crew arrived they found a casualty inside a car which was on fire.  Firefighters gave the casualty first aid until the ambulance arrived.  When he was in the care of paramedics the crew made the vehicle safe and cleared the area.  The air ambulance also attended. 
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A bonfire had been left unattended and got out of control in Weaverham.  Firefighters used hand held extinguishers to put out the blaze.  Please always make sure bonfires are fully out before you leave them.  Please follow our home safety information - http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety
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Bushes were set on fire which then spread to the shed of a property in Northwich.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.  Police also attended as it is believed the fire was started deliberately.  If you saw anyone lighting this fire, or have any information about this incident, please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters used hose reel jets to put out a small fire in an empty building off Castlefields Avenue North, Runcorn.
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Five swift water rescue technicians from the Service searched the bed of the River Dee after a man was witnessed jumping from the Grosvenor Bridge into the river.  They carried out an extensive search covering quarter of a mile of the shallow river bed.  A man was found further down river and taken to hospital with a head injury.  Police and ambulance personnel, along with the police helicopter, were working with the firefighters in the search. 
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A small fire involving bushes was reported to the emergency services.  Firefighters were called and used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.
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A faulty gas fire had caused a small fire at a Widnes property.  The fire was out on arrival but crews carried out a home safety assessment due to the strong smell of gas.
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A large industrial skip was well alight when firefighters were called to the incident.  A hose reel jet and a main jet were used to put out the fire.  Crews remained at the scene for over three hours damping down.
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A skip at the household waste recycling centre was involved in a fire.  Two hose reel jets were used to put out the fire and flood the skip as it was possible that there was a gas bottle at the bottom of it. 
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire at the disused greyhound stadium.  The fire was in a stairwell in the building.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a wheelie bin fire on Campion Close, Warrington.

Wheelie bin fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Tarporley Road, Chester.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved one car. Sadly, they confirmed that this was a fatal incident. Crews assisted the other emergency services in securing the scene.
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Firefighters were called to a report that a man had fallen down an embankment off Newcastle Road, Congleton.

When they arrived crews confirmed that the man had fallen about thirty foot down an embankment. Firefighters stabilised the casualty on a long board and assisted the ambulance crew. The man was then taken to hospital.
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Firefighters were caled to a report of a fire on Victoria Road, Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived they found a disgarded sofa on fire. Crews used a hose reel jet to put the fire out. They also carried out a Home Safety Assessment at the property next to the incident.
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Firefighters used water backpacks and beaters to tackle a rubbish fire on Woodchurch Lane, Ellesmere Port.
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Firefighters tackled a small rubbish fire with hand held extinguishers.

The incident took place  near the Greyhound Social Club on Thornton Road, Ellesmere Port.
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Firefighters used a main water jet to put out a skip fire on Green Lane, Warrington.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If anyone has information that could help find those responsible they should call Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fence fire Lynwood Road, Chester.
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Firefighters tackled a fire involving a log burning stove at a property on Chelford Road, Macclesfield.

Chimney fire safety advice

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Firefighters responded to a report of a man trapped in farm machinery off Back Lane, Smallwood.

When they arrived crews found that a man had got his arm trapped in a potato harvester. Crews worked to release the casualty for nearly two hours. The man was released from the farm machinery and taken to hospital by air ambulance.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a hose fire on Old Liverpool Road, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found a fire in the kitchen.  Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.  

The premise was fitted with smoke alarms which alerted the occupants to the fire. An ambulance was requested by fire crews for one occupant sufering the affects of smoke inhalation.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Congleton Road, Macclesfield.

When they arrived they found that there was a man injured in his car. Crews rescued the man from the vehicle and he was handed to the care of the ambulance service.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a two small rubbish fires on Mersey Street, Warrington.

These were both started deliberately.
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Fire crews were called to a collision on Station Road, Winsford.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved one car. A man was being treated by paramedics. Crews made sure the scene was safe before leaving.
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Firefighters dealt with a small fire off Castle Rise, Runcorn.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire off Blagg Avenue, Nantwich.

When they arrived crews found that there was an unsupervised fire in the open. Firefighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and carried out a Home Safety Assessment at the property.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on a railway embankment in Crewe.

When they arrived crews found that there was a fire of about 4msq on the embankment. They used beaters anf backpack extinguishers to put the fire out.
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Fire crews were called to a report of a fire at the empty Sophie's Bar, Victoria Road, Widnes.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to deal with the fire. 
 
It is believed that the fire was started deliberately. If you have any information that can
help with the investigation please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Fire crews from Chester helped treat a woman who had fallen outside the fire station.

Crews gave first aid to the woman, which included oxygen therepy, before putting her on a longboard and taking her into the station to await the arrival of the ambulance service.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a field close to Fiddlers Ferry, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that there was a hay bale on fire. Crews used backpack extinguishers to put the fire out.
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Firefighters were called to a collision on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between Junctions 20 and 21.

When they arrived they found that the incident involved two vehicles. There was a casualty trapped in one of the vehicles. Crews cut the person free and passed them to the care of the ambulance service.
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Firefighters used hand held extinguishers to put out a small fire on Valley Drive, Ellesmere Port.
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Firefighters were called to deal with a chimney fire on Whitchurch Road, Newhall.

Crews used chimney rods and hose reel jets to put it out. They also carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving the scene.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire on Macclesfield Road, Crewe.

They tackled the fire from the roof with hose reel jets.
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Two cars which are suspected to have been deliberately set on fire in Crewe were extinguished by firefighters overnight. The fire spread from one of the vehicles, which was totally destroyed in the fire, and caused damage to the front of the second vehicle. Both vehicles were parked on the roadway and the fire did not involve property. Police attended. If anyone has any information as to how this fire started they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Beaters and water back packs were used to put out a grass fire on Runcorn Hill.
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A shed fire spread to the outside of two semi-detached houses in Chester.

Two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire and a fire investigator was requested to attend the scene.
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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a fence in Congleton.
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A chimney on fire in Holmes Chapel required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel and chimney rods to extinguish it. The fire involved the insulating materials outside the chimney liner.
Chimney safety advice
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Firefighters put out a fire in a fixed bin on Edwards Road.  Hand extinguishers were used to put out the blaze.
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Beaters and a water backpack were used to extinguish a grass fire in Runcorn.
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Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke caused by a pan burning on a cooker in Widnes. Kitchen fire safety advice
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Firefighters tackled a fire involving a fir tree.  A hose reel jet was used to put out the fire.
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Damage caused by tumble drier fireA tumble drier was the cause of a fire in a flat above a Runcorn pub. 

A bedroom became involved in the fire and firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze. 

A high pressure fan was also used to clear the property of smoke.  Nobody was trapped in the incident. 

Crews were at the scene for approximately one hour.

Follow our safety advice to prevent a fire in your home - Tumble dryer fire safety
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Firefighters used a 7 metre ladder to rescue a teenage boy stuck on the roof of a building in Northwich. They were on the scene for around 10 minutes.
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Firefighters were called to a car on its side and a woman trapped in Prestbury. The vehicle was stabilised on arrival of the crew and the casualty was assessed by Paramedics before being removed from the vehicle.

Road traffic collision in PrestburyFirefighters were called to a car on its side and a woman trapped in Prestbury.

























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A fire involving a heavy goods vehicle required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel. The crew also used specialist tools to access the engine compartment.
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Food that had been left in a cooker and set on fire in Chester required firefighters to attend and use a large fan to remove smoke from the property before leaving. One man suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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A small amount of rubbish was extinguished with a hose reel in Winsford.
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A building on fire in Chester required firefighters to attend. The fire involved the roof space of the property and an outbuilding. Two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire.
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A small fire involving grass required firefighters to attend and use a water pack to extinguish it.
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Firefighters extinguished 50 m x 25 m of grass which had deliberately set on fire in Warrington. The crew used beaters and water from a hose reel to extinguish the grass.
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A road traffic collision in Nantwich required firefighters to attend. The collision involved one saloon car and firefighters made the vehicle safe before leaving.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish a fire in a derelict building in Crewe.  The fire was inside the building and crews extinguished it before leaving.
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Firefighters extinguished a tree on fire in Frodsham with a hose reel.
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A motorcycle was well alight in an alleyway in Crewe. Access to the location of the fire was difficult, so firefighters used water back packs to deal with the fire.



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Two fire engines from Crewe were sent to a property on Grizedale Close in Wistaston o deal with a small fire involving the cooker.  The fire was out when the fire crew arrived.  One casualty was suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, so was given oxygen therapy by firefighters.

Kitchen fire safety tips

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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to deal with a fire in a free standing bin that was located opposite the Dog and Partridge pub.



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A few logs were smouldering in the trees by the skate park on Victoria Park, so Firefighters used handheld extinguishers to extinguish the fire.

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A garden shed was on fire, so firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

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There was a small fire on a first floor balcony, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.

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Two fire engines from Crewe and one from Sandbach were called to Booth Lane in Sandbach to a road traffic collision involving two cars and a tanker, where a person was trapped in a vehicle. Firefighters released a casualty. Unfortunately this was a fatal incident. 

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There was a fire inside the kitchen of a property on Windermere Avenue in Orford, Warrington. A man was suffering from smoke inhalation.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle the fire.  The gas and electricity were isolated.  Two large fans were used to clear the smoke from the property. Police also attended this incident.



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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving a camper van.  One man was trapped and crews stabilised the vehicle so that they could remove the casualty safely. Lanes two and three were closed by police while the incident was being dealt with.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a saloon car in Warrington.

The vehicle was well alight on arrival of the crew who wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to put out the fire.

Police were requested to attend the scene due to suspected deliberate ignition.
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Firefighters extinguishing a house fire in WidnesFirefighters extinguished a fire involving the front porch of a house in Widnes.

Two fire engines from Widnes initially went to the scene of the semi-detached house where the front porch was well alight. A third fire engine was requested for manpower and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze on the first floor, while two firefighters wearing breathing apparatuse used one hose reel and a covering jet from outside the house.

A large fan was used to clear the smoke once the fire was extinguished and the gas and electrics were isolated. The crews removed roof tiles from the porch and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. The loft was also checked and firefighters confirmed the fire had not spread into that area.

No one was injured and the house next door was evacuated while the incident was dealt with and crews were at the scene for around 90 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette. Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers
 

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Firefighters were called to a report of a man who had his hand stuck to the wall of a shed. One fire engine from Chester went to the scene where a man had got his hand trapped by a nail in the wall of the shed. The firefighters used a saw to release the casualty who was left in the care of paramedics. They were at the scene for 30 minutes.

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Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a small fire in the rear garden of a house in Middlewich.

A Home Safety Assessment was also carried out at the property before the crew left.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish two small fires involving refuse in a back alley to the rear of Timbrell Avenue in Crewe.

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A saloon car was well alight on a roadway in Lymm, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.

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Emergency Services were called to an incident where a woman was trapped between a tractor and fertiliser unit in Burtonwood.

The casualty was released prior to the arrival of the firefighters and was taken to hospital by paramedics for a precautionary check.
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A burning brazier placed next to a shed caused the shed to catch fire.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.
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Car fire in ChesterOne hose reel was used by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to extinguish a car fire in Chester.

The vehicle was in the car park of the railway station and police also attended the scene.

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