You are here: Home > News & Events > Incidents
Please use the search box below to search for Incidents published on the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service website
 Date from:  Date to:  

Incidents

Details



Firefighters used one hose reel to damp down a fire involving a wheelie bin and a fence.

Details



Fire and rescue teams have been at Chester Cathedral carrying out the rescue of a male casualty from the Cathedral tower.  The casualty was secured to a stretcher and firefighters and the Service's rope rescue team brought him down safely.  He was handed into the care of paramedics.     Police and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were also at the scene. 

Details



Firefighters were called to a filling station in Chester after reports of a possible gas leak.  After a thorough investigation there was no indication of a leak but the forecourt was closed as a precaution and the Service called in the emergency gas service. 

Details



A chimney fire in Mobberley was tackled by firefighters.  The crew found a fire in the flue which they attacked using a hose reel jet and chimney rods.  A thermal imaging camera was then used to check there were no further hot spots of fire.  For more information about chimney safety please follow our advice - Chimneys

Details



Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke from a property. The smoke was caused by a burning pan.

Kitchen fire safety


Details



Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke from a property following a fire involving a deep fat fryer. The fire was already out when firefighters arrived at the property. 

Kitchen fire safety

Details



One woman was cut free from a car and taken to hospital after a collision with another vehicle. The passenger of the second car involved was also assessed by paramedics due to neck and back pain. Police closed one lane of the dual carriageway while the incident was dealt with and it has now re-opened.

Details



Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a covering jet to extinguish a fire in the kitchen of a chip shop. They cooled the ventilation ducting prior to cutting it away to gain access to the extraction motor. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotpots. The fire was caused by a fault in the extractor system and a large fan was used to clear the smoke.

Details



Fire and rescue crews have been fighting a fire at a property on Maw Green Road in Haslington.  A total of six fire engines have been dealing with the blaze which involved a house that was well alight. 

The crews, four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to initially tackle the fire.  Because of the possibility of a roof collapse crews had to withdraw and the fire was attacked with a main jet and hose reel jets from outside the building.

Power supplies to the building were isolated and crews have been removing roof tiles and damping down throughout the night. 

One fire engine remains at the scene, damping down, and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.


Details



Firefighters assisted with the rescue of a person from the canal in Chester.  The crew administered first aid to the casualty. 

Details



Just after 8.45 pm the Service received reports of a fire in a block of flats in Cavendish Close, Great Sankey, Warrington.

Crews from Warrington went to the scene and on arrival found a well-developed fire in a first floor flat.
Firefighter in aerial appliance tackles the blaze
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus began tackling the fire with one hose reel jet and further fire engines were sent to the incident including a hydraulic platform.

Further firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one main jet to tackle the fire from the rear while crews also used a hose reel and a second main jet at the front of the premises.  The hydraulic platform was used for the crews to establish a fire break,  preventing it spreading further and to bring the fire under control.

Crews had put out the fire by 23.15 but remained at the scene until around 09.30 this morning, damping down, checking the roofspace for hotspots and removing roof tiles.

A total of 10 flats were evacuated at the height of the blaze.   Some residents have been allowed to return but those whose properties were directly affected have not yet been able to.

The Service's Post Fire Volunteer Support Team were requested to attend to assist families at the scene.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

STATEMENT FROM CHESHIRE POLICE:

At 9.10pm on Sunday 31 August 2014, police were called to an address in Gregory Close, Warrington to a report of a flat fire.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue tackled the blaze while five families were evacuated from the block and road closures were put in place.

The fire was extinguished but several of the flats were damaged.

Three men from the Warrington area aged 40, 20 and 35 were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent and are currently helping police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police quoting incident number 882 of 31 August 2014.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Details



The RSPCA asked for a crew to attend a report of a dog trapped in a metal gate.  Firefighters released the dog using metal cutters.

Details



Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a property in Warrington.  A small fire involving a toaster, which was out on arrival, caused smoke which was cleared by the crew using a high pressure fan.  One casualty was treated by an ambulance crew for minor smoke inhalation.  Please follow our safety advice -  

Kitchen fire safety

Details



Fire crews were called to a report of a house fire on Marthall Lane, Marthall.

When they arrived crews found that the blaze was two floors of the property. Firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled the blaze with hose reel jets.

A fire investigation has now been launched to find the cause of the blaze.

Details



Firefighters released a teenage girl who had got herself stuck in some baby swings on a Widnes park.

Details



Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Burfield Drive, Warrington.

When they arrived they found that there had been a fire in an electrical fuse box but this was out when they arrived. Crews checked that there was no further risk of fire before advising the occupier to get in touch with an electrician.

Details



Fire crews attended a report of a collision on Newcastle Road in Hough.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved a car that had collided with an electricity pylon. Crews worked alongside paramedics to give first aid to a man who was in a serious condition at the scene. He was then handed to the care of the ambulance service.

Details



A hose reel jet was used to tackle a van fire on Foxwist Green, Winsford.

The fire is believed to have started in the engine compartment.

Details



Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Warrington Road in High Legh.

When they arrived crews found that a car had collided with a tree and then set on fire. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus battled the fire with a hose reel jet.

They also helped treat two men who had been hurt in the incident. The men were then taken to hospital, one by air ambulance.

Details



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

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

Details



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.

Details



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

 




Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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 

Details



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.

Details



Firefighters extinguished a small fire involving garden refuse.

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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.















           

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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.

Update 26/08/14



Sadly a man died as a result of this collision.

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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

Details



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. 

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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


Details



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.

Details



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.

Video

Please use the following link to view video footage from the scene of the incident:

Video - damping down the fire from the aerial appliance (new window, Movie 19742KB)

Aerial appliance at a fire in Crewe

















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.


Details



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

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety


Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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.


Details



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.

Kitchen safety tips


Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



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

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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.

Details



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

Details



One hose reel was used to extinguish a hedge fire.
Your Feedback
Contact us


With your suggestions, questions, problems or praise below. (* Mandatory fields)
Feedback type

Name *

Email *
Comment *



You also have the right to request information under Freedom of information

Rate this page:


Please select a rating by clicking on the firefighters to the right.

5 firefighters = Excellent
4 firefighters = Very good
3 firefighters = Good
2 firefighters = Average
1 firefighter = Poor
Sitemap
Contact Address
Version 3.0
  • Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters,
    Sadler Rd, Winsford Cheshire,
    CW7 2FQ

    TEL: 01606 868700
    SMS: 07624 808301