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Firefighters tackled a fire started deliberately on Grasmere Avenue. The fire was in the park area and crews had to get to the scene on foot, using hand extinguishers to tackle the blaze. They are urging anyone with any information as to who may have started the fire to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters were called to an electric cooker sparking in a property in Runcorn and isolated the power.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving six cars and a heavy goods vehicle on the A500. The crews worked with paramedics and carried out a full extrication to release a woman trapped in one of the vehicles. She was handed into the care of the ambulance service. Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and a half.
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A wheelie bin which was on fire required firefighters to use one hose reel to extinguish it.
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A chimney which had set on fire required firefighters to extinguish it with water. The crew also checked the area with a thermal imaging camera before they left.

Chimney safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a wooden shed which was well alight and used a hose reel to extinguish it. One man suffered from smoke inhalation and needed the assistance of paramedics. Timbrell Avenue was closed by police while the incident was dealt with
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Four cars were involved in a road traffic collision in lanes two and three of the M56 at Stoak, where it merges with the M53. One woman was trapped in one of the cars and was released by firefighters. She was handed into the care of the ambulance service and firefighters made the scene safe.
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A fire involving builders waste had got out of control. Firefighters used hose reel jets and a stack drag to put out the fire.
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Firefighters put out a fire in a bin using hand extinguishers.
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A discarded cigarette caused a carpet to burn and firefighters to clear the room of smoke. The crew removed the burnt carpet and used a high pressure fan to ventilate the area.

Always follow our smoking safety advice.
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A wheelie bin which was set on fire required firefighters to use water to extinguish it.
Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice
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A wheelie bin which was on fire required firefighters to extinguish it with water. Police also attended.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a fire involving a washing machine in a kitchen and used a hose reel jet to extinguish it. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property.
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Firefighters administered first aid to a casualty, who sustained serious injuries, following a road traffic collision.    Police closed the road.   The casualty was then handed to the care of paramedics and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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A large fan was used to clear smoke from a property, which was caused by a log burner.

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Three fire engines from Sandbach, Alsager and Congleton were sent to a road traffic collison on Congleton Road in Arclid, Sandbach. On arrival at the incident, the fire crews found that nobody was trapped. The fire crews made the vehicles safe.  Two covering jets were used.  A thermal image camera was used to check fro hotspots of fire.  Two casualties were treated at scene by paramedics and then taken to Leighton Hospital by ambulance.

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Two fire engines from Warrington were sent to a road traffic collision on Church Street, Warrington. Two vehicles were involved.  One person was trapped inside a vehicle. The casualty was released by firefighters and handed over to the care of paramedics.

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There was a small amount of smoke inside a kitchen of a flat, caused by a problem with a washing machine, so firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke from the flat.



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A car was deliberately set on fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.  Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.  Police attended this incident. 

Anyone with any information about this is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.


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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a ceiling, which also involved a light fitting.

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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving a vehicle, which was leaking fuel and smoke from under the bonnet. One person was taken to hospital before crews used environmental grab packs to mop up fuel left on the road.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a small fire involving bins.
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Heat and smouldering from an electrical cupboard in a house in Ellesmere Port meant all occupants needed to be evacuated. Firefighters at the scene then isolated the electricity before making the property safe.
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A fire broke out in the kitchen of a ground floor flat. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used one hose reel jet to put out the fire. Following this, they used a large fan to clear smoke from the property.

No fire alarms were installed in the property. Buying and fitting a smoke alarm could help you save the lives of your family.
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Seven vehicles were involved in a road traffic collision on the M62, including a van carrying acetylene. Crews checked the cylinder for damage and monitored it with a thermal imaging camera. The supplier was called to come and recover the cylinder and the van was left in lane two until they arrived.

The remaining vehicles were removed from the carriageway by the Highways Agency. Firefighters then moved the van to the hard shoulder and handed the incident over to police officers.

Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles but there were two casualties who were treated by the ambulance service.
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Fires involving wheelie bins are suspected to have been started deliberately. The fires were put out using a hose reel jet and police were asked to attend.

Anyone with any information about this, or similar incidents in the area, is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Fire engines were called to the scene of a house fire on Wharfdale. Crews have isolated the gas and electricity supplies to the property and an aerial appliance has been called for. All the occupants are out of the house and accounted for.

This was a fire in a first floor bedroom of a detached property, which had spread to the roof space. Fire crews used one main jet and two crews wearing breathing apparatus worked from a seven metre ladder to extinguish the fire. Fire crews removed tiles from the roof. 

Firefighters were at the scene overnight, damping down and monitoring the scene.

A fire investigation is being carried out. In the meantime the crews broke out debris from a first floor bedroom, using a thermal imaging camera to check there were no hot areas that could reignite. Firefighters were at the scene for over 20 hours.



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Firefighters tackled a chimney fire at a house on Salters Lane. The fire was tackled from both the roof and inside the house. They then checked the area for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera.

Always follow our chimney safety advice.
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A road traffic collision involving two vehicles with one person trapped required firefighters to attend. One vehicle was on its side and crews removed a casualty from one of the vehicles and handed them to the care of paramedics. Police also attended.
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A fire in the bedroom of a ground floor flat required firefighters to attend and extinguish it. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the property.
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Firefighters were called to a car on fire which was near to a gate and shed. The crew used a thermal imaging camera to check the area and confirmed it was only the vehicle affected by the fire and damped it with a hose reel. It is believed that this fire was started deliberately and anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 of Cheshire Police on 101.
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A sofa which was deliberately set on fire on a road in Winsford required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it. Police attended this incident and anyone with information should call them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire that was located inside a chimney breast behind a gas fire.

Chimney fire safety advice



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There was a fire involving an internal steam turbine, so fire crews used one hose reel jet, dry powder extinguishers and thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

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A fire which had been intentionally lit required firefighters to extinguish it with a hose reel.
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Firefighters were called to a car on fire in Macclesfield Forest. On arrival they found a car which had overheated but was not on fire and used water to cool the vehicle. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the car had cooled down before the crews left.
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Firefighter using thermal imaging cameraSmoke in a building caused alarms to activate, leading to a full evacuation of the premises. Crews found no source of fire, however, they did discover that the alarm has been caused by electrical fan machinery so they proceeded to check for hot spots of fire using a thermal imaging camera.
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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a small refuse fire on a playground at 19:05 pm.   This fire was started deliberately.  Police attended this incident.

Firefighters also had to deal with another refuse fire on the same playground at 20:05pm. Police were requested to attend this incident too.

Anyone with any information about these incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.





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Firefighters ventilated a person's house after a pan left on a hob caused a large amount of smoke.

Kitchen fires are extremely common. Don't let this to happen to your house - take care when cooking.
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Firefighters used a garden hose to put out controlled burning, as a large amount of smoke was being produced and was causing a nuisance.
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Three vehicles were involved in a collision on the A556 at Rudheath. Nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles but there were two casualties needing medical treatment from the ambulance service. Firefighters closed the road just past Robert's bakery whilst the incident was dealt with, before making the scene safe.



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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway of the M6, between junctions 18 and 17. The road was closed while  emergency services worked at the scene. The collision involved two heavy goods vehicles and a saloon car with one person trapped. The crews assisted paramedics with one casualty at the scene.
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A fire in the flue of a log burner was getting out of control at a house in Duckington. Firefighters got access to the flue to be able to cool it with a high pressure jet. The whole area was then checked using a thermal imaging camera to make sure it was at a suitable temperature before the crew left the incident.
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A fire in a chimney was tackled by firefighters in Cranford Avenue. The fire was above a wood burner and in the chimney flue. A hose reel jet was used to put out the main part of the fire in a wooden lintel and front of the chimney. Debris and burning embers were removed outside the property and a thermal imaging camera to monitor the area to make sure there were no more hot spots.

Always follow our chimney safety advice.
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Firefighters tackled a deliberate fire in the open in Dee Way. The fire involved wheelie bins and mattresses and was put out using a hose reel jet. Police also attended the scene.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 847 of 27 November.
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Firefighters tackled a fire in an industrial wheelie bin on Hulley Road. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the flames.
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The line was stopped in both directions at Knutsford railway station after a fire broke out underneath a train.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet and a main jet to put out the fire and were at the scene for around an hour and a half. 
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A car fire in Godscroft Lane is believed to have been started deliberately. The fire was in a field some distance away from the road. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze and asked police to attend.

If anyone has any information about this incident please call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a car fire on The Drumber, Winsford.
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Fire crews were called to a report of a building fire on Wright Crescent, Widnes.

When they arrived they found that the fire involved a small amount of rubbish against an empty building.  Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. 
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Firefighters used water backs to put out a fire involving a settee on a basketball court on Longridge.
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Firefighters dealt with a fire on Eagles Way in Runcorn.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on Broughton Lane, Wistaston.
Shed fire in Wistaston tackled by firefighters
When they arrived crews found that there was a shed on fire. A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.


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 Firefighters were called to a report of a building fire on Welwyn Close, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that a fire involving wheelie bins had spread to a garage that was attached to a semi-detached house. 

Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Crews also used a thermal image camera to check the neigbouring properties to make sure that they were safe. 

An ambulance was also called to help treat a man who was suffering from the effects of inhaling smoke. 

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If anyone has any information that could help find those responsible they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
 
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a property on Welsh Road, Chester.

When they arrived crews inspected the chimney and found a small fire. They used special tools to deal with it.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on northbound carriageway of the M6 between Junction 21 and 21A.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved four vehicles. One woman was trapped in her car. Fire crews used cutting equipment to free her. She was then passed to the care of the ambulance service.


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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on Betchton Road, Malkins Bank.

When they arrived crews found that there was a van on fire. Hose reel jets were used to put the blaze put.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to reduce the size of a garden fire which had got out of control.
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A fire involving an electric shower was put out by firefighters. The electricity supply was isolated as the crew, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. A thermal imaging camera was then used to check there were no further hot spots of fire either in the bathroom or any fire spread through to the roof space and a high pressure fan ventilated the house.
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Firefighters were called to boats listing on the River Weaver. Two people were removed from one of the boat and 34 boats in total were searched to check for people still on board. Although no boats were submerged several residents were moved to the dock side for safety. Some boats were listing from side to side and others front the back. The rescue boat attended from Warrington but stood by and was not used due the water levels righting the boats naturally.

Station Manager Steve McCormick said: "I would like to thank all the boat owners for their patience and assistance at this incident. We were able to account for everyone on board the boats and this was thanks to their support."
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Firefighters were called to a fire in a pool area at Great Sankey Leisure. The crew extinguished a fire using water and cut away boards to expose the affected area.
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A roadside bin which was on fire required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Smoke was issuing from the steering wheel of a car on Kingsway in Widnes. Firefighters used water and a dry powder extinguisher to put out a fire.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish a wheelie bin which was on fire and had spread to the rear of a nearby house. A gas barbecue and cylinder were also involved and the cylinder was cooled with water. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish the flames and a large fan to ventilate the property due to heavy smoke logging. Paramedics attended and checked occupants. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check that the fire was out before leaving.
Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire off Bridge Lane in Frodsham.

When they arrived crews found that there were two skips on fire as well as a pile of wood.

Crews used hose reel jets to put the fire out.

An investigation has now been launched to find the cause. If you have any information that could help find those responsible please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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A smoke cloak which had gone off in a shop required firefighters to attend. A search of the building took place before smoke was cleared with a large fan.
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Overturned lorry on M56Firefighters have been called to a road traffic collision involving one heavy goods vehicle on the M56, junction 10 at the eastbound entry. The vehicle left the road and came to rest on its side on the embankment. Firefighters handed the driver into the care of the ambulance service.  
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A well developed fire involving a shed which was next to a house required firefighters to use two hose reels to extinguish it. A fire investigation into the cause will take place and police attended
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Firefighters used hose reel jets to cool a car which had overheated on the M62.
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A fire in a wood burning stove had spread to the area surrounding the stove. Firefighters used small gear to cut the area surrounding the stove away before using a hose reel jet to put out the fire. They then discovered a small fire in the chimney so used a chimney hose and chimney rods to tackle it. Finally, using a thermal imaging camera, they scanned the property and the neighbouring property for signs of fire.

When the weather outside is frightful, a chimney fire can seem delightful! But, to keep a chimney fire from getting out of control, sweep your chimney often to keep it clean.
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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a chip pan fire on a second floor flat. Crews, two wearing breathing apparatus, managed to bring the fire under control before using a large fan to clear smoke from the property. One ambulance was requested for one casualty suffering smoke inhalation.

Traditional chip pans can cause fatal fires. Think safe, take extra care when cooking with chip pans or better yet - avoid using them at all!
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Firefighters were called to a tent on fire and used a hose reel to extinguish it. It is believed that this fire was started by a cigarette.
Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers
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Firefighters were called to a car on fire and used a hose reel to extinguish it. It is believed that the fire was caused by a fault and crew made the area safe before leaving. Police attended for traffic management while the incident was dealt with.
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A person was rescued from a lift by firefighters after it became stuck.
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A fire involving a wheelie bin is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters damped the debris down using a hose reel jet and police were asked to attend.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101 quoting police log 917 of 21 November.
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