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Firefighters tackled a camper van fire on the A34 in Wilmslow.

It is believed that the blaze was caused by an engine fault.

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Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, have been tackling a large refuse fire at a property in Widnes.  The fire, involving a large pile of building materials in the rear garden of the property, was put out using a hose reel jet.  Crews then damped down the area.

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Firefighters were called to the scene of a multiple vehicle road traffic collision involving around 10 vehicles.  Two people were confirmed as trapped in two of the vehicles. 

One man was trapped in a van and a female casualty was trapped in a hatchback car.  Crews liaised with the medical teams and  worked to extricate the casualties from their vehicles.  The male casualty was extricated on a long board and handed in to the care of the ambulance service.  The female casualty was extricated and medical personnel transferred her to hospital by air ambulance. 

Firefighters made up their equipment and left the scene after around one and a half hour's attendance.


Multiple vehicle road traffic collision on the M6Ambulance, Air Ambulance and fire engines at a road traffic collsion on the M6

 




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Firefighters used one hise reel to extinguish a fire involving refuse believed to have been started deliberately. The rubbish was well alight on arrival of the crew. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire off Castle Mill Lane in Ashley.

When they arrived they found between 3-4 tonnes of hay on fire. Crews used hose reel jets to deal with the blaze. Covering jets were also used to protect nearby vehicles.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a fire in the basement of a building in Warrington. Two men were handed into the care of paramedics due to smoke inhalation. A fire investigation concluded the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette. Smoking fire safety tips for smokers 

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Firefighters were called to a report of four barrels leaking in a garage off Wilton Crescent in Macclesfield.

When they arrived crews put on special protective suits to investigate the incident and help identify the substance in the drums as there were no clear labels. As a precaution a cordon was set up around the incident to ensure everyone’s safety while the substances were identified.

The specialist Detection, Identification and Monitoring (DIM) team were also brought in from Merseyside to help identify the contents of the barrels. It was confirmed that the contents were not hazardous.

The incident was left in the hands of the local authority.

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Firefighters extinguished a small fire involving garden refuse.

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Two hose reels were used by firefighters to extinguish a car fire in Crewe. One lane of the carriageway was closed while the incident was dealt with by the Service. The fire was caused by an electrical fault and the car battery was isolated.

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Firefighters responded to reports of black smoke coming from the area of Grovey Road in Crewe.

Crews investigated and found that the smoke was coming from a large bonfire involving waste material. Crews used foam to put the fire out.

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Firefighters cutting a man free from a carFirefighters were called to a report of a collision on Middlewich Road in Sandbach.

When they arrived they found that the incident involved one car with a man trapped inside. Crews used cutting gear to free the man who was passed to the care of the ambulance service.















           

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A large fan was used to clear smoke caused by a tumble dryer in Crewe. No fire was located but the property was evacuated as a precaution while the crew investigated. Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher fire safety

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished a fire in the bathroom of a house in Warrington. A large fan was also used to remove the smoke and the water to the property was isolated. The house next door was evacuated as a precuation and investigated by the crew to make sure the fire had not spread into the loft area.

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Firefighters used handheld extinguishers to put out a small fire in a skip involving rubbish. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots.

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Firefighters called to a collision which involved one vehicle made the scene safe before leaving.

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Firefighters were called to a report a dog had fallen into the lock at Spike Island. Crews used a height safety pack to rescue the dog which was trapped approximately 10 metres down the lock.

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Firefighters attended a report of a fire and found smoke coming from an electricity man hole. The electricity board were requested to attend and crews taped the area off until they arrived. The incident was then handed over to the electricity board.

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Firefighters assisted police and paramedics at the scene of a serious collision near the Strawberry roundabout on Whitby Lane. One car had left the road and hit the embankment and was on its roof when the crews arrived. Once the car was removed from the embankment and back on the carriageway the crew removed the roof and handed the incident over to police.

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Sadly a man died as a result of this collision.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a skip fire which was well alight on arrival of firefighters. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and anyone with any information is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters cooled the overheated brakes of a double decker bus on Daresbury Expressway in Daresbury.

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Firefighters helped paramedics to remove one male casualty who was stuck on the back seat of a car with possible spinal injuries at the Premier Inn on Mereside Road, Mere, Warrington.

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Runcorn firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a fire inside a recycling bin on Castlefield Avenue South in Castlefields, Runcorn.

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One hose reel jet was used to cool the brakes of a lorry that had overheated.

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There was a fire inside the back bedroom of a first foor flat, within a block of four terraced houses, on Saxon Crossway in Winsford. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus. Two hose reel jets and one covering jet were used to tackle the fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots.  A large fan was then used to clear the smoke from three of the terraced properties in the block. 

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A shed fire which was situated on alloments in Widnes needed extinguishing after it suffered a fire. The crew used one hose reel to extinguish the fire which also involved two gas cyclinders that needed to be cooled in water. It is believed that the fire was caused by an intentional burning that had got out of control. The crews were detained for approximately one hour at this incident.

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Firefighters were called to a bin on fire in Warrington which they believe was started deliberately. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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Firefighters extinguished a small fire on the field at the rear of Cinnamon Brow Primary School.


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A helium gas canister which was gassing off required firefighters wearing breathing apparatus to removed it from the premises, which was also ventilated before the crews left.

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initial flamesFirefighters have dealt with a significant fire at a derelict building in Crewe.

Shortly after 3pm the Service received reports of a blaze at a former youth club on land off Mirion Street.

On arrival crews found the building, measuring approximately 40 metres by 30 metres was well alight with flames coming through the roof and large plumes of smoke coming off the site. They worked quickly to surround the fire and prevent it spreading to nearby properties.

Five fire engines were sent to the scene and residents in the Queen Street and Henry Street were being advised to stay indoors and keep windows closed while the fire was tackled.

Updated at 16:45

Crews tackle a building fire in CreweCrews began fighting the fire from the outside using four hose reel jets and then broke into the rear of the building to assist in firefighting.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building to carry out precautionary checks to ensure the property was empty. 

Smoke is localised to the incident and is now not affecting nearby properties.

Updated at 17:15

A hydraulic platform is being used to damp to extinguish remaining hotspots from above.

Updated at 17:30

We will be treating this fire as suspicious and working with Cheshire Police to find whoever is responsible.

Updated at 18:30tackle a building fire in Crewe

The number of fire engines has been scaled back to three but crews will be remaining at the scene for some time to ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

We will be treating this fire as suspicious and working with Cheshire Police to find whoever is responsible.

Please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information about the incident.

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Updated at 08:30 on Friday August 22

A crew continued to monitor this building until the incident was closed at 21:43 on August 21.


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 Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish a vehicle which had set on fire in Congleton. The cause is believed to be accidental.

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Firefighters extinguished a small fire in a refuse container caused by a discarded cigarette. Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguised a fire in a derelict building in Crewe.

The building was well alight when the crews arrived and two main jets were used to tackle the blaze. The fire has been extinguished and crews damped down at the scene and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots. Approximately 60% of the building has been effected by the blaze and a fire investigation is underway.

Police also attended the scene and closed Electricity Street while the incident was dealt with.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a shed on fire in the garden of a semi-detached house.

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Firefighters released a man trapped under a tree in Moston. The man had been felling trees when one of them trapped him by the legs. Air Ambulance also attended the scene and air lifted him to hospital.

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Firefighters made a vehicle safe following a road traffic collision in Runcorn. Paramedics also attended.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a wheelie bin that was on fire in Warrington.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety


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A portable cabin was on fire in Crewe and needed firefighters to extinguish it using two hose reels. This fire is believed to have been started deliberately so if anyone has any information they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a small fire inside a commercial wheelie bin.

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Firefighters attended a road traffic collision involving five vehicles on the M62 at Birchwood. Two people were medically trapped and cut free by the crews before being handed into the care of paramedics.

All three lanes of the eastbound carriageway were closed as a result of the incident and motorists are advised to avoid the area.


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A fire involving an electric cooker in the kitchen of a property on Grove Avenue in Chester was extinguished using hand fire extinguishers. A large fan was used to clear the smoke. Two occupants were led to safety by firefighters. The two occupants were suffering from smoke inhalation, so fire crews administered oxygen therapy before the paramedics arrived.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire in the kitchen of a property on Neston Road in Neston.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.

Kitchen safety tips

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Fire and rescue crews attended a head on collision on the Runcorn-bound carriageway of the Silver Jubilee Bridge.  One female casualty was trapped in one of the vehicles and the road was closed as firefighters worked to remove her.  She was handed into the care of ambulance crews along with three further casualties from the incident.   The bridge reopened at 03:00 this morning.

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Firefighters used a hose reel and beaters to fend off and extinguish a fire in the open involving approximately four acres of scrubland. Police were requested to attend to close the road due to heavy smoke. The crews then checked for hotspots to ensure the blaze was fully extinguished before leaving.

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Crews used cutting equipment to rescue an elderly lady trapped in a car. She was then handed into the care of paramedics.

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A large fan was used to clear smoke caused by a kitchen fire. The fire was out on arrival of the crews.

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Firefighters called to a smell of burning from a house went inside to investigate the cause. No sign of fire was found however the front of the boiler showed signs of excessive heat. Crews isolated the boiler and gas and advised the occupier to contact a gas engineer.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a wheelie bin fire.

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A car fire was out on arrival of the crew so firefighers made the vehicle safe before leaving.

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Two hose reels were used to extinguish a fire involving a saloon car. Police and a Fire Investigator were requested to attend the scene due to suspected arson. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a milk float crate in the back of a milk float. Police also attended the scene.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a refuse fire believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to extinguish a fire in a ground floor flat. The fire involved material left on an electric hob. Crews isolated the cooker and used a large fan to ventilate the property.

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Police were requested to attend the scene of a car fire in Widnes believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A car fire in the engine compartment of a saloon car was out on arrival of the Service. The crew made the vehicle safe before leaving.

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Firefighters removed the battery of a car and cooled the engine after a fire which was out on arrival of the crew.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a hedge fire.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a refuse fire in a derelict garage.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small bonfire. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Handheld extinguishers were used to put out three small fires believed to have been started deliberately. Police were requested to attend the scene. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a thermal imaging camera to investigate the cause of smoke from the cellar of a building in Northwich. Crews also investigated neighbouring properties for smoke logging, and a fire investigator was requested to attend the scene on Witton Street. One hose reel was used and access was gained to a shared void in the basement. Crews assisted in cutting away charred timbers and applying cooling spray. No further fire spread was found and an investigation into the cause of the smoke concluded it was accidental as a result of discarded smoking materials.

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Crews were called to an incident where an LPG cylinder had become loose from a vehicle. Firefighters secured the cylinder to the vehicle and escorted it off the motorway so it could be reassessed. The incident was then handed over to the police.

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Crews were called to a property in Warrington following a small fire in a frying pan.  Firefighters  ventilated the property of smoke after removing the occupants from the property.  An ambulance was called as one of the occupiers had suffered slight smoke inhalation.  To prevent fires in the home please follow our kitchen safety advice -

Kitchen fire safety

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Firefighters were called to make the scene safe following a two car collision in Congleton.  There were two casualties, neither were trapped in the vehicles, who were taken to hospital by ambulance. 

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A road traffic collision left one vehicle leaking fuel.  Firefighters were called to make the scene safe.

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A microwave fire led to one man suffering minor burns and smoke inhalation.  The fire was out when crews arrived.  Firefighters made the scene safe and treated the casualty until the ambulance arrived.

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A small fire in a bathroom caused by an extractor fan was out on arrival. Crews cut away the area to check for hotspots and isolated the electrics.

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Firefighters have now left the scene of a house fire in Runcorn. Crews were faced with a well developed fire on the first floor of a house, affecting the roof space. The properties opposite the incident were evacuated and crews successfully managed to keep the fire contained to the one house.

A ladder, two hose reels and one main jet were used by firefighters, some of whom wore breathing apparatus. The fire caused the roof to collapse and a building inspector deemed the roof to be in a dangerous condition and requested a contractor to demolish part of it. Crews assisted the contractors in removing loose roof tiles before the building was declared safe by structural engineers. Firefighters then damped down at the scene before leaving just before 15:30.

A fire investigation has been launched in conjunction with the police.

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Handheld extinguishers were used to put out a small fire involving rubbish.

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Crews stemmed a diesel leak by forming a bung around it and using sand and paste. The service station was closed to the public and an engineer requested.

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Firefighters were on the scene of a collision involving three cars on the M56 for around one hour. Two men were released from the vehicles and handed into the care of paramedics. Crews made the scene safe before leaving.

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Firefighters tackled a fire in a refuse lorry in Crewe. The fire was inside the lorry, in the main refuse compartment. The hydraulics and electrics had failed on the lorry meaning crews were unable to access the seat of the fire.

The crews were called initially to Sweet Briar Avenue but, on consultation with Council officials, the lorry was moved to the depot in Pym's Lane where firefighters and council staff continued to attempt to access the fire. They managed to create an opening on either side of the main body of the wagon using an Oxy Acetylene torch and cutting equipment. Crews then manually removed the contents using stack drags.

One main jet and one hose were used to damp down and crews left the scene at 21.30

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Firefighters have been tackling a grass fire behind Chester's Greyhound Park.  The fire covered an area behind Mega Bowl measuring 20 metres by 25 metres and was put out by the crew using beaters and water back packs.

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Firefighters attended a serious road traffic collision on M56 where a lorry had rolled down the side of the motorway. Sadly the driver died at the scene.

The westbound carriageway of the motorway was closed between junction 12 (Runcorn) and junction 14 (Hapsford) with motorists advised to avoid the area.

Lane three of the carriageway was reopened but congestion remained high. The Highway's Agency had to cut away the safety barrier to allow access for the recovery vehicle, and the lorry was removed.

The crews left the scene after handing the incident over to the police.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire involving a 4 wheel drive.

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A cow was stuck in mud in a difficult location for fire engines to reach.  Two fire engines and the animal rescue unit were sent to the scene where they found the cow stuck in mud on the river bank. 

A digger was used to assist the firefighters who had to manually rescue the animal. 

Cow stuck in mud on riverbankFirefighters assessing cow rescue from riverbank

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