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Fire crews responded to a report of a hose fire on Byron Street, Macclesfield.

When they arrived they found that the fire was in the bedroom. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets and special fans to deal with the blaze.

One man was given oxygen therapy after suffering from inhaling smoke. He was later taken to hospital for further checks.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Thomas Close in Alsager.

When they arrived crews found that the fire involved tarpaulin on the roof of a conservatory. The flames had also impacted on the timber of the building.

Crews deal with the fire and checked that there were no further hot spots that could pose a risk of fire.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Hallfield Park, Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived they found that the fire involved a cooker. Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to put the fire out.

A woman was also treated for the effects of inhaling smoke.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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An overheated engine caused a van to catch fire.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put it out.

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A fire involving a garage at a bungalow in Chester was tackled by firefighters.  The crew, two wearing breathing apparatus, isolated the gas supply and used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.  A high pressure fan was used to clear smoke and an investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out. 

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A large fan was used to clear the smoke caused by an oven in Runcorn. Kitchen fire safety advice

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Fire involving an industrial dryerA fire involving an industrial dryer was out on arrival of the crews who then used a large fan to clear the smoke. 


















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Two industrial wheelie bins were well alight on arrival of the crew in Warrington. Two hose reels were used to extinguish the blaze and police were informed.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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One hose reel was used to extinguish two bread trays that had been set alight in Warrington. The trays were against the side of a building but the fire had not spread to the property. Police were requested to attend the scene due to it being suspected arson.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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One hose reel was used by firefighters to extinguish a fire involving a wheelie bin at the back of a property in Warrington.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire in a house on Harthill Road in Chester.

Crews used hand held extinguishers to put the fire out. They then carried out a Home Safety Assessment before leaving. 

Chimney safety advice

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Two cars and a van were involved in a road traffic collision in Chester. The crew used equipment to gain access to one woman who was physically trapped in one of the cars. The road was closed by Police while firefighters worked at the scene and paramedics attended.

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Damage caused to tumble dryer involvined in fireFirefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Underwood Lane, Crewe.

When they arrived crews found that there was a blaze in the kitchen, involving a tumble dryer.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to tackle the fire and removed the machine

A man, a woman and two children were checked over after inhaling smoke.

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Tumble dryer fire safety

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A scooter was found on fire on the common in Birchwood, Warrington.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and informed police of the incident.  Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Firefighters were called from one wheelie bin incident straight to another in Toll Bar Road.  A hose reel jet was used to put out the blaze.  Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Firefighters tackled another fire involving two wheelie bins in Warrington.

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Firefighters tackled another wheelie bin fire at the rear of a restaurant in Warrington.  A hose reel jet was used to put out the fire which damaged bins and fencing around the bin compound.  Anyone with any information about this or similar incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Two hose reel jets were used by firefighters to tackle a fire involving two wheelie bins at the rear of a restaurant.  Anyone with any information about this or similar incidents are urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle a fire involving a large bin against the wall of flats.

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Multiple wheelie bin fires in Chiltern Close were tackled by firefighters.  Hose reel jets were used to put out the fires.

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A skip and two large wheelie bins were involved in fire against the wall of a leisure building.  Firefighters used three hose reel jets to tackle the blaze.  Fortunately there was no damage to the building.  Anyone with any information about this incident 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 out to tackle three separate wheelie bin incidents in one street in Warrington.

All three fires were in Longshaw Street and were put out by firefighters using hose reel jets.  Anyone with any information about these incidents is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

To avoid damage to property and life, please follow our wheelie bin safety advice - Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

The incident numbers for each of the wheelie bin fires are:

1411006630 - called out at 00:34
1411006634 - called out at 00:59
1411006635 - called out at 01:01

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A fire in a shed was tackled by firefighters.  They put out the fire and damped down the area.

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Firefighters used hose reel jets to deal with a fire involving a log burner on Springwood Avenue in Knutsford.

Chimney fire safety advice



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Bungalow fire in Little LeighFirefighters were called to a report of a house fire in Little Leigh near Northwich.

When they arrived crews were confronted with a blaze involving a bungalow. The fire had spread from the house into the roof space.
Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to fight the fire.

Thankfully nobody was hurt in the incident.

This fire is believed to have been started accidentally.




























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A large fan was used to clear smoke from a ground floor flat after a grill pan had been left unattended. Power to the cooker was isolated. Safety advice for grills

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A car fire in Hapsford had already been extinguished on arrival of the Service so firefighters used one hose reel to cool it down.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving refuse in Winsford.

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A fire involving a wooden fire surround was extinguished using a handheld appliance. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Frank Webb Avenue in Crewe.

When they arrived they found there there has been a fire that involved the cooker but this was already out.

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 A fire at a house in Ellesmere Port where people were reported to still be inside required firefighters to attend. A thorough search of the property was made by the crew wearing breathing apparatus. The fire involved the living room of a three bedroomed detached house and no one was found in the property.

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A small fire in a bin was extinguished with one hose reel.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a small amount of rubbish in Runcorn.

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Damage caused by chip pan fireA fire in a detached bungalow was caused by a chip pan. The kitchen was well alight on arrival of the crews and four firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a covering jet and hose reel to extinguish the blaze.

The gas and electricity was isolated and thermal imaging camera used to check for hotspots. The crew accessed the loft to check for heat transfer.

An elderly lady had suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital to be assessed.

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A fire involving a small camping stove canister was extinguished and cooled by firefighters.

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A fire in a contractor's mobile office is believed to have been caused by an electric heater left unattended. Firefighters damped down at the scene outside Vauxhall Motors. The incident did not involve the main building. Electrical fire safety advice

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A man stuck on a warehouse roof in Warrington was rescued by the line rescue unit.

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A chimney fire was extinguished by firefighters using rods, an extension ladder and thermal imaging camera. Firefighters dealing with chimney fire in DisleyThe crew gained access to the roof using safety equipment and a ladder. Chimney safety advice

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a mattress and rubbish.

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The driver of a car involved in a collision with a HGV between Northwich and Knutsford had to be cut free by firefighters. The A556 was closed in both directions while the incident was being dealt with. Once removed from the car the man was handed into the care of paramedics and air lifted to hospital.

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Two small fires involving fence panels are believed to have been started deliberately. The fires were out on arrival of the Service and police were in attendance. Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a small amount of rubbish in Winsford.

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A road traffic collision involved a tanker and a car.  A lot of fuel leaked from the car so firefighters used an environment pack to prevent leakage into a surface drain.  They then made the vehicles safe before handing the incident over to the police.  Nobody was trapped in either vehicle.

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A garden shed was involved in a well developed fire in the garden of a property in Widnes. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the fire.  Police were asked to attend as it was believed the fire was started deliberately.  If anyone has any information about this incident please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Firefighters tackled a blaze involving pallets behind Tesco Express in Northwich.  The crew asked police to attend as it looked like the fire was started deliberately.  Electrical units on the outside wall of the building were also badly damaged.

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A hose reel and covering jet were used to extinguish a cooker fire in Chester. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus and the gas and electric was isolated. The grill was removed outside and a large fan used to clear the smoke. Safety advice for grills

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Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus to enter a house where a fire involving a cooker was fortunately already out. A large fan was used to clear the smoke.Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Bodiam Court, Ellesmere Port.

Crews used a hose reel and a main water jet to fight the fire. A large fan was also used to clear the smoke.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a car fire on Northern Rise in Ellesmere Port.

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Chimney rods and a roof ladder were used by firefighters to extinguish a chimney fire in a cottage. The fire involved a pot bellied stove. Chimney safety advice

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Road traffic collision in WarringtonFirefighters were called to a report of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles.  Fortunately nobody was trapped in any of the vehicles.  Crews gave casualty care, assisting paramedics and made the scene safe before handing the incident over to Cheshire Police.













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Oxygen was given to a woman who suffered smoke inhalation after a grill pan fire at a house in Knutsford. The woman was led to safety by firefighters and an ambulance requested. The grill pan was removed outside and the cooker isolated by the crew. Safety advice for grills

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A man was given oxygen by firefighters after a chip pan fire in Weston, Crewe. The fire was out on arrival but the man had suffered slight smoke inhalation so an ambulance was requested as a precaution. Chip pan safety advice

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A handheld extinguisher was used to put out a small rubbish fire in Ellesmere Port.

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A fire in a gas heater caused a blaze in Ellesmere Port.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.  The gas supply to the caravan and electricity supply to the house were isolated. 

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Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a garage attached to a detached house in Macclesfield.  The crews, four wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets and a high pressure fan to fight the fire.  The gas supply was isolated and crews had to clear out the garage to continue fighting the fire.   

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Firefighters removed the wooden lintel above the chimney breast to extinguish a fire in Crewe. A thermal imaging camera was used to check the chimney stack and attic space for hotspots. Chimney safety advice

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A chimney caused a large fire in the roof of a building in Neston. Three firefighters wore breathing apparatus, a short extention ladder and a hose reel to tackle the fire in the roof space. The aerial appliance was requested and the crew cut away the roof space in order to damp down and ensure the blaze was fully extinguished. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots.

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Firefighters used a backpack extinguisher to put out a small fire in the woods.

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An Ambulance was requested for a woman who suffered smoke inhalation due to cooking fumes in Runcorn. Firefighters cleared the smoke caused by the oven being left on. Kitchen fire safety advice

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Several small fires on a moored canal barge were out on arrival of firefighters. A fire investigator and police were requested to attend the scene due to suspected deliberate ignition. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish a fire involving one HGV that was on the A50 in Knutsford, near to the golf club. The HGV cab was well alight. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus. Police attended for road closure.  It is believed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault.


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A large amount of smoke was coming from behind the mantle of the chimney inside a property in Little Bollington.  Firefighters used one hose reel to deal with the fire. Chimney safety advice

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A three wheel motorbike was on fire on a farm in Runcorn.  Fire crews gained access to the farm, and then used one hose reel to tackle the fire. 



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A car was on fire in a layby by the Bowden roundabout. It is believed that the fire was started by an electrical fault.  The car was well alight. Two fire firefighters wore breathing apparatus. One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire. Police attended for road closure.

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Firefighters dealt with a small fire involving a vehicle that was parked outside a house in Bewsey, Warrington.  It is believed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault. There was a small amount of damage to the outside of the house as a result of the fire.  Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a small amount of refuse in Winsford.

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Firefighters have been assisting with the removal of water following flooding at Hurdsfield Primary School.  Several rooms were affected by the extensive low level flooding.  The electricity supply was isolated as crews assisted teaching and maintenance staff to clear the incoming water.

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Firefighters used a water backpack to extinguish three small fires in an Ellesmere Port park.

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Firefighters used one hose reel to put out a bonfire at Blacon Community Nature Park.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving rubbish which had been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Hand fire extinguishers were used to deal with a small refuse fire.

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A fire had been deliberately set in a field in Winsford.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze.  Police also attended the incident.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a bonfire in Ellesmere Port.

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Firefighters were called to a car on fire which they extinguished using two hose reels.
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