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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a house on Millbrook Close. There was a small fire next to a wood burner in the living room. The fire was put out, a high pressure fan used to clear smoke and the property ventilated.

Fire alarms in the house were activated which raised the alarm.

Wood-burning stoves safety information.
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Handheld fire extinguishers and chimney rods were used to extinguish a chimney fire. 

Chimney fire safety advice

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A fire involving a fork lift truck caused sprinklers to activate at Morrison's Distribution Centre in Rudheath.

Staff Forklift truck which caught fire at Morrisons Distribution Centrewere evacuated from the produce building, where the fork lift truck had caught fire, and the sprinkler system activated.

Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and a high pressure fan to clear smoke. The fire was caused by an electrical fault on the gas-powered fork lift truck.  Crews were on site for almost three hours.
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A tumble dryer was on fire in a shed close to a house on Underwood Lane. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.

Please see our information for Tumble dryer fire safety

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Firefighters were called to a report of somebody trapped after a road traffic collision on Capenhurst Lane. When they arrived at the incident they found nobody trapped and made the scene safe.  Police officers and ambulance personnel were also at the scene.
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A chimney fire was well alight, causing the roof space of a property to be full of smoke.  Firefighters used one hose reel jet and chimney rods to deal with the fire. 

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An unattended candle is believed to have caused a fire at a house in Winsford. The fire was in a bedroom.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. A high pressure fan was then used to clear smoke from the property. Everyone was evacuated from the house while the incident was dealt with and gas and electricity supplies were isolated.

Please follow our candle safety advice - Candles in the home
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Two fire engines from Ellesmere Port and one from Deeside were called to a fire at a sports and social club on Dunkirk Lane in Whitby. The fire was in the kitchen of the building. Firefighters, three wearing breathing apparatus, used one hose reel and one main jet to put out the fire.

Firefighters were at the scene for just over one hour. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

Fire engine at a social club fire in Ellesmere PortFire at social club in Whitby, Ellesmere Port
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Firefighters were called to a chimney fire in Malpas. The chimney was well alight. Crews shovelled out cinders and coals before tackling the blaze with a chimney hose and a high pressure hose. As the hearth area was being damped down, firefighters used a ladder to reach the chimney top from the outside of the property to use a hose reel jet externally. They then checked both the inside and outside of the chimney with a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further hot spots.

Please follow our chimney safety advice - Chimneys
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Firefighters were called to a van on fire on the hard shoulder. The crew extinguished the flames with a hose reel.
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A motorcycle on a grass verge was well alight when firefighters were called. The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze and alerted police to the incident which is believed to be suspicious.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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One vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision when it hit a canal bridge. One man was trapped in a saloon car. The crews stabilised the car to remove the casualty who was then handed into the care of the ambulance service.
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A large tree in a garden on Francis Close in Widnes had partly fallen over into an unsafe position over a roadway,  A cordon was set up around the tree. This incident was then handed over to Cheshire Police.



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Firefighters dealt with a gill pan fire, where the grill had been turned on and then left unattended, at a property on Hillock lane in Warrington. The crews isolated the gas supply from outside the property and then checked the house was clear of fire and smoke.

Kitchen fire safety

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Firefighters were called to a property which was full of smoke due to unattended cooking. The crew gained entry to the property and removed two dogs to safety. All persons were accounted for at this incident.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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One casualty was trapped in a road traffic collision on Delph Lane. Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue the casualty, a lady. Police and ambulance were also at the incident. Two cars were involved in the collision.
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A chimney fire in Goostrey was attended by a crew from Holmes Chapel. The fire was found in a concealed chimney void. Firefighters cut away the external wall to reach the fire and used a chimney hose to put it out.  A thermal imaging camera was then used to check there were no further hot spots.

Please follow our chimney safety advice - Chimneys
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on Aldersey Road, Crewe.

When they arrived crews found that the fire involved a shed and a fence. Crews used hose reel jets to tackle the fire. A man was also treated at the scene for burns to his foot.
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Firefighters responded to a report of a collision on the M6 between Junctions 17 and 18.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved a car and a lorry. One man was trapped. Crews used special cutting gear to free him. He was then passed to the care of the ambulance service.

Fire service personnel were on scene for approximately forty minutes.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a bonfire at a property on Vulcan Close, Warrington.
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Fire crews responded to a report of a collision on the M53 between Junctions 11 and 10.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved three cars. There was nobody trapped and so crews helped the Highways Agency remove debris before leaving the scene.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a property on Alder Lane, Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that the fire had involved a chip pan but this was out when they arrived. Crews cleared smoke from the property.
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One vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision in Ditton Road. Firefighters were called and made the scene safe.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a van on fire near Gadbrook Park. The crew found that overheated breaks were causing the problem and used a hose reel jet to cool them down.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire involving a log burner in a living room. A thermal imaging camera was used at this incident to check that the fire hadn't spread and a large fan removed smoke from the property.

Chimney safety advice

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a motorbike which was on fire.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Waterloo Road, Widnes.

When they arrived crews found that there was a male trapped underneath a bus. Crews used special equipment to free the casualty who was then passed to the care of the ambulance service.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a fire in a disused part of the old ICI building.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish a car on fire in Middlewich. The car was at the side of the road when firefighters arrived and they used two hose reels to extinguish the flames.
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Firefighters were called to a skip on fire and used a hose reel to put the fire out.
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A shed containing logs was extinguished by firefighters using two hose reels. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check that the fire was out.
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Firefighters were called to rescue a horse from a canal in Sandbach. The horse was standing in the water close to the edge of the canal bank on the arrival of the crew who used straps and a mechanical lifting machine to get the horse onto dry land.

Horse in canal in Sandbach

  Firefighters rescue horse in canal in Sandbach
















Horse being lifted by mechanical lifting machineHorse back on dry land
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Firefighters were called to a report of a bedroom fire at a property in Cartwright Street. The crews tackled the fire and used a high pressure fan to clear the smoke. All people from the property were accounted for. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
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There was a small fire found in an alley way off McNeill Avenue. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put it out.
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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving a cooker. The fire was in the kitchen of a first floor flat in Milton Grove.
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Firefighters led a woman to safety after a fire in her house in Greenwood Crescent. The casualty was handed into the care of the ambulance service and firefighters made sure the fire was out and cleared smoke from the property. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. Smoke alarms were fitted and activated, alerting the householder to the fire, prompting her to call 999.
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A high pressure jet was used by firefighters to put out a fire in the open in Ellesmere Port. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Fire and rescue crews were called to a report of a fire involving a domestic boiler. The fire was out on arrival and the firefighters carried out a thorough inspection of the property.
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A Widnes store was closed to the public as firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a light fitting. A thermal imaging camera was used to make sure there was no further danger of fire and the incident was handed over to the store manager.
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A chimney fire in Congleton was attended by firefighters. Specialist chimney equipment was used to tackle the fire from the hearth and a full inspection of the house and loft space was carried out to make sure there were no further areas of fire.
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Fire and rescue crews were called to a report of a house fire in Park House Lane. The fire was out on arrival but one casualty needed medical treatment. Firefighters completed a home fire safety assessment before leaving and were at the property for around 20 minutes.
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A fire in a light fitting caused light smouldering in a bedroom. Firefighters isolated the electricity supply and checked the house, including the loft space, using a thermal imaging camera to check there were no further areas of fire.
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One man was trapped in a car after it collided with a signpost. Specialist cutting equipment was used to release the casualty who was handed into the care of the ambulance service.
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Firefighters were called to a flat on fire with persons reported. On arrival the crew found the first floor flat well alight and used  a hose reel to bring the fire under control. A large fan was then used to remove smoke from the property. All persons were accounted for at this incident.
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Firefighters were called to a small rubbish fire at the rear of a garden and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision with one person trapped. The crews got a woman out of the vehicle and handed her to the care of paramedics.
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Firefighters were called to a tractor on fire and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Firefighters were called to a fire in a living room of a property which spread to upstairs. They used two hose reels and a main jet to extinguish it and everyone at the property was accounted. An investigation into the cause of this fire will take place.
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Firefighters were called to a fire in a cavity wall of a house. The crew cut away the wall and used a thermal imaging camera.
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Fire and rescue crews were called to a report of a fire in a flat in Northwich. Two occupants had left the flat and firefighters evacuated neighbouring flats as a precaution while they investigated the extent of the incident.  They found a fire had been caused by an electrical fault in the fridge, causing severe burning and smoke damage to around a third of the kitchen, and heat and smoke damage to the rest of the room. There was also smoke logging throughout the property. Firefighters used a high pressure fan to clear the smoke. Residents were able to return to the building just before 05:30. Crews were at the scene for approximately two hours.
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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving four cars. The crews made the scene safe and fended off traffic from the scene.
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Firefighters attended a report of a house fire in Norley. The fire was in the hearth of a fireplace and was causing smoke logging. The crew cleared embers from the hearth and used a high pressure fan to clear the property of smoke.
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Two hose reel jets were used by firefighters to tackle a shed fire. The shed was well alight but, fortunately, the nearby house wasn't affected.
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Four fire engines from Alsager, Sandbach, Middlewich and Winsford, along with the major rescue unit from Winsford, were called to an explosion on London Road in Sandbach. Initial reports stated three explosions had been heard and there were also reports of a fire. Firefighters waited for Network Rail staff to arrive as the explosions were due to the underground system of the rail network. Crews then isolated the cabling and used a dry powder extinguisher to put the fire out. The incident was then handed over to a Network Rail representative. Crews were on scene for approximately 90 minutes.

A Network Rail representative is assessing the damage with a view to reopening Sandbach station. Trains are now running on the northbound rail.
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Fire in an electrical substation was attended by crews. Live wires were in the area of the fire. The power was isolated by the electricity company and traffic control was set up by police, shutting one line of traffic.
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Firefighters rescued 10 people from a lift after it became stuck between the ground and the first floor. Equipment was used to open the doors and release the passengers. First aid was given to two of the people and paramedics attended.
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Firefighters were called to a bungalow on fire in Ellesmere Port.

The crews used one hose reel and a covering water jet to extinguish the fire and a large fan to remove smoke from the property. Paramedics also attended.

Updated at 11am

It has been confirmed that sadly one man passed away as a result of this fire.

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A small dog got its head and shoulders stuck in the bars of a cage and needed the help of firefighters to get out. The rapid door opener tool was used to release the dog due to the animal suffering from distress.
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Firefighters were called to a television which had been on fire in a bedroom. A large fan was used to remove smoke from the property.
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Firefighters were called to a tree on fire and used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire in a kitchen which they extinguished. All persons were accounted for at this incident.

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Firefighters were called to a vehicle on fire in Crewe and used two hose reels to extinguish it. A nearby building was checked with a thermal imaging camera and no signs of fire were detected.
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Firefighters were called to wood being burnt in a garden. The fire was extinguished by the crew.
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Firefighters were called to a controlled burning in a back yard in Northwich. The crew extinguished the fire following a risk assessment of the area.
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Firefighters were called to a small fire involving a fan in a bathroom which was out on their arrival. They cut away plaster to assess the incident and used a thermal imaging camera to check that the fire was out. The crew gave first aid to one person suffering from smoke inhalation. Paramedics also attended.
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Firefighters from Birchwood, Warrington, Winsford, Eccles, Irlam and Leigh were sent to a road traffic collision on the M62 West between junction 12 (Eccles) and junction 11 (Birchwood). On arrival at the incident the fire crews confirmed that this was a road traffic collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and one car. 

Unfortunately one casualty was fatally injured. Firefighters rescued one further casualty, who was then handed to the care of attending paramedics. Fire crews requested the attendance of an air support unit to assess the incident location for further casualties.





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Two fire engines from Sandbach and Holmes Chapel fire stations attended a fire involving a number of caravans off Newcastle Road, Brereton. On arrival the officer in charge requested a further two fire engines for water. So a further two fire engines from Congleton and Crewe fire stations were sent to the incident. A total of ten touring caravans, plus one large trailer caravan, were well alight. LPG cylinders were also involved in the fire - they were cooled and checked regularly with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and three main jets to extinguish the fire. All ten caravans were completely destroyed by fire, with a further five caravans, one car and a van damaged by heat. Fire crews were at scene just over three hours.

A number of caravans and a trailer destroyed by fire in BreretonTen caravans and a trailer destroyed by fire in Brereton

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A thermal imaging camera was used to check a chimney for fire.  Firefighters extinguished the fire in the hearth using a handheld fire extinguisher.

Chimneys



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Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle a car fire, which was well alight.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.



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Two fire engines from Ellesmere Port fire station were sent to a kitchen fire at a property on Bebington Road in Ellesmere Port. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a large fan to deal with the fire.

Kitchen fire safety



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A car was well alight, so firefighters used one hose reel to deal with the fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.



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Fire engines from Nantwich, Alsager and Crewe were sent to a reported gas leak incident on Broad Street in Crewe. Fire crews, police and ambulance attended along with a gas engineer. Firefighters set up two covering jets as a precaution and residents were evacuated whilst the gas board investigate, to find the source and stop the leak. Fire crews were on the scene for two hours.


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Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke from a property on Gainsborough Road in Warrington. The smoke was caused by cooking fumes.  An ambulance also attended this incident.

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A fire crew from Frodsham and a fire crew from Ellesmere Port were sent to a report of a house fire on Morton Avenue in Frodsham. On arrival the fire crews found the incident to be involving a fire inside a microwave oven. Firefighters moved the microwave to the outside of the property and extinguished the fire using one hose reel. Firefighters also used a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.



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A car was well alight, off road, in Malpas.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was then checked with a thermal imaging camera, to ensure that the fire was completely out.



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