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Two hose reels were used to extinguish a fire involving refuse at the base of several large Connifer trees in Runcorn. Network Rail were informed while the incident was ongoing due to the smoke blowing onto the railway line and M56.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished a fire in the airing cupboard Damage caused by fire in airing cupboardof a house in Runcorn.

A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots and the crews stripped back the damage to confirm the fire was out. The house was naturally ventilated initially and a large fan was also used to clear the smoke.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

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Fire crews were called to assist Cheshire Police after a man had got onto the roof of the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Firefighters in the Service's hydraulic platform helped the man down.

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Firefighrers were called to a report of a house fire on Weston Road in Runcorn.

When they arrived they found that there was a blaze in the chimney. Crews tackled the fire from both the roof and the grate with hose reels and specialist tools.

Chimney safety advice

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Fire crews used a hand held extinguisher to put out a small fire in a derelict building on Newdigate Street, Crewe.

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Fire crews were called to a report of a collision on Northwich Road, Dutton, Northwich.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved one car. A man was trapped inside. Crews cut him free and passed him to the care of the ambulance service.

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Firefighters were called to deal with a small fire off Riverside Close in Warrington. They used a hand held extinguisher to put the fire out.

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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire in a semi detached house in Macclesfield. The crew fought the fire from the grate to extinguish it.
Chimney safety advice

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A house in Northwich was well alight on arrival of the Service. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and put covering jets in place to extinguish the blaze. All people were accounted for and a large fan was used to clear the smoke. The gas and electrics were also isolated.

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Firefighters staning outside a block of flats, following a roof fire
Firefighters were called to a roof on fire on a block of flats in Barnton. All four flats in the two storey property were evacuated and all persons accounted for.

The fire involved a roof of approximately 3 metres square and was extinguished by crews.

The hydraulic platform attended to allow firefighters to access the roof and remove tiles. Police closed Oak Road while crews worked extinguishing the fire and Paramedics also attended.

A fire investigation into the cause of this fire will take place.







Firefighters and the hydraulic platform outside a block of flats in Northwich, where there was a roof fire





























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A large fan was used to clear smoke from a ground floor flat in Winsford caused by a pan left unattended in the kitchen. Kitchen fire safety advice

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a tree fire about 100meters off Byley Lane in Northwich.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a car fire on Alderley Road in Wilmslow.

The incident is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

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Firefighters investigated the cause of smoke coming from a shop in Northwich.

An overheated door heater was the cause of the smoke and the electrics were isolated and a large fan used to ventilate the premises.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire inDamage caused to bedroom after candle fire the bedroom of a mid terraced property in Widnes.

The crews isolated the utilities and contained the fire to the bedroom. They checked the loft space of the adjoining properties to ensure the fire had not spread and a large fan was used to clear the smoke.

The fire had been caused by a candle. Safety advice re candles in the home

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A smoke alarm alerted an occupier to a chip pan fire. The fire was out on the arrival of firefighters and Ambulance staff attended and dealt with one person suffering from smoke inhalation.

Chip pan safety advice


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Cooker following grill pan fireA man, who was asleep in his bed and oblivious to a fire involving his grill pan, was woken after firefighters gained access to his home. The fire occurred after a cooker had been used and not turned off, causing a fire in the grill pan.

Passers-by smelt smoke and heard a smoke alarm sounding and raised the alarm. The crew extinguished the fire and used a large fan to remove smoke from the property before leaving.

Please take extra care cooking, especially late at night - Safety advice for grills




















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Firefighters are dealing with a fire involving around 200 tonnes of saw dust in the open at a farm in Calveley. The blaze was well alight on arrival and out of control and was affecting an outdoor shed.

Two further fire engines were called to the scene to help deal with the incident. Crews used hose reels and main water jets to deal with the incident and to protect nearby buildings.

Crews also used a mechanical digger to spread the saw dust to allow them to access hot spots. They managed to bring the fire under control but remained at the scene into the night to ensure that it did not flare up again.

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A fire which involved a tree in Warrington required firefighters to use a water back pack to extinguish it. It is believed that the fire was started deliberately. If anyone has any information then please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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A fire involving a wheelie bin in Ellesmere Port required firefighters to extinguish it with a hose reel.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety advice


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A cooker which had been left unattended and set on fire in a property in Warrington required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel to extinguish it.

Kitchen fire safety advice

Firefighter at the scene of an unattended cooker fire in WarringtonCooker fire in Warrington


















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A car which set on fire  in Warrington required firefighters to attend and extinguish it. The fire also caused damage to a garage door. It is believed that the fire was caused accidentally.

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A fire in a terraced property in Runcorn required firefighters to attend. The fire involved the ground floor and roof space of the bungalow and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to control and extinguish the fire. Ambulance staff also attended and dealt with one woman with burns to her hand.

Updated at March 3 2015


The cause of this incident was found to be accidental.

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Firefighters were requested to assist police in the rescue of two youths on a school roof in Middlewich. A seven metre ladder was used to access the roof and get the two people down who were left with police.

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One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a car fire in Chester. The saloon vehicle was well alight on arrival of the crew and police attended the scene.

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Firefighters extinguished a fire in the back of a garden in Ellesmere Port due to it being uncontrolled.

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Two hose reel jets were used to put out a large skip fire in Malpas. The skip contained bags and plastic and the crew removed the flammable material and a JCB was also used to empty the skip. The crew damped down the scene to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

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Firefighters damped down the scene of a car fire which was out on arrival of the crew.

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Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a fire in the bedroom of a Warrington property. A large fan was used to clear the smoke and crews checked the roof space to ensure the fire had not spread.

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A hose reel was used to extinguish a fire in the engine compartment of a car on the M56. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots.

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Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish a car fire on the M6.

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Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to access a storage container involved in a fire in Warrington.

A large amount of rubbish was well alight against the container on arrival of the crew who used one hose reel to extinguish the blaze. They accessed the container to check for fire spread.

Police also attended the scene and the fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is urged to call police on 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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The RSPCA asked for the Service's help to rescue a kitten that was stuck in a tree 30 feet above ground.  It had been there for two days.  Firefighter Lee Burgess climbed a seven metre ladder, steadied in the strong winds by the rest of his crew, to return the light grey kitten to its owner. 

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 Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire in Macclesfield.  The crew inspected the property with a thermal imaging camera and found there was  a fault with the diesel boiler but no sign of fire.  The incident was handed back to the owner.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a chimney fire on Stringer Avenue, Sandbach.

When they arrived crews found that the fire involved the flue of a log burning stove. They set about tackling the fire with hose reel jets both from the hearth and from the chimney above.

Chimney safety advice

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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Whitchurch Road, Tiverton.

When they arrived crews found that there was a car on its roof. Nobody was trapped although two people were being treated by paramedics. The road was closed in both directions while the incident was ongoing. 

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a small fire in Winsford.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a vehicle fire between Junctions 20 and 21 on the M6.

When they arrived crews found  a HGV on the hard shoulder with an overheated axel.Crews used a hose reel jet to cool the axel down.

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Firefighters have been at the scene of a road traffic collision at the junction of Byron's Lane and Cross Street.  The incident involved one vehicle which collided with lamp posts and a wall, leaving a male casualty, the driver, trapped in the vehicle.

The crew released the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, and handed him into the care of paramedics who were preparing to transfer him to hospital by air.

Cheshire Police advised that A536 Mill Lane and Byron's Lane were closed while emergency services dealt with this incident.


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Boots the Chemist was evacuated after crews were called to a false alarm at the Chester store. The hydralic platform also attended.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a woman shouting for help at a property on Old Liverpool Road, Warrington. 

When they arrived crews found that Police had helped the woman from the property. They then set about tackling the fire with hose reel jets. A fire investigation is now underway to find the cause of the fire.



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A small fire in the kitchen of a Crewe house was put out by firefighters.  A high pressure fan was used to clear the smoke.

Please follow our safety advice to avoid fires in the kitchen -

Kitchen fire safety


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A man who was asleep in an upstairs bedroom had to be woken by firefighters, after cooking he had left unattended caused smoke in a property, which set off a smoke alarm.

A neighbour heard the alarm sounding and dialed 999. On arrival the firefighters wore breathing apparatus and got into the property via the back door to turn the cooker off. They then went upstairs and found the man in bed.

A large fan was then used to remove smoke from the property. No one was injured in this incident. Police attended to manage traffic.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a fire involving a car on the drive of a property in Chester.

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Firefighters were called to fire involving pallets. One hose reel was used to extinguish them.

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Firefighters on a narrow boat, after tackling a fire involving a log burner on the boatA log burner was the source of a fire in a narrow boat moored in Church Minshull marina.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, isolated gas and electricity and used a hose reel jet to put out the fire, followed by a high pressure fan to ventilate smoke from the vessel.  The fire was caused when clothing hanging above the log burner to dry fell and caught fire.  Damage was fortunately confined to the clothing and a small area of the floor.

The alarm was raised by a smoke detector fitted on the narrow boat by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.  An occupant on a neighbouring narrow boat heard the alarm and saw smoke issuing from the vessel.  They called the fire and rescue service out. 

For log burners, whether on board a narrow boat or in a property, please follow our safety advice - Safety advice - wood-burning stoves







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Fire and rescue crews have been at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A41 between Grindley Brook and Bell O The Hill.  Two vehicles were involved, a van and a saloon car.  A female casualty was trapped in the car.  Firefighters made the scene safe before removing the casualty on a spinal board and handing her into the care of the ambulance service. 

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RTC at Vicars Cross, ChesterA man and a woman were cut free after a collision involving two cars involved in Chester. A third casualty was already out of the other vehicle on arrival of the crews.

Firefighters removed the roof of one of the cars to rescue the man and woman inside. The woman was handed into the care of paramedics.

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

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Firefighters removed the roof of a car that had rolled and landed in a ditch. One man was physically trapped and the road was closed in both directions while the crews released the casualty. Air Ambulance attended and took the man to hospital.

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Two people were trapped inside a car following a road traffic collision, involving one vehicle, on Holmes Chapel Road in Somerford. The road was fully closed by police. Ambulance attended.  Fire crews used hydraulic equipment to release the casualties from the vehicle. The casualties were then handed to the care of the paramedics.

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One hose reel jet was used to tackle a fire involving a polytunnel greenhouse at the rear of a property on Middlewich Road in Winsford, where the greenhouse was well alight.  The the owner sustained slight burns, so was was given fire aid by firefighters until an ambulance arrived. 

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Two hose reel jets and one covering jet were used to tackle a fire in an end terrace two storey property on Jordangate in Macclesfield. Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus. The gas and electric were isolated. Firefighters checked the roof space with thermal imaging cameras.  A large fan was then used to clear the smoke from the property. A fire investigation was completed.  The incident was then handed over to the police ,so that they could board up the property.



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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a wheelie bin fire, where the wheelie bin was well alight.

It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If you have information that could help find those responsible please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.




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Fire and rescue crews have been dealing with a road traffic collision on the A41/A550 at Childer Thornton.  The incident involved two vehicles, with a female casualty trapped in one of them.

Police stopped traffic as firefighters released the casualty by removing the side door of the car with specialist cutting equipment.  She was then handed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital as the crews made the area safe. 

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Firefighters have been dealing with a fire involving a chimney extractor at a pub in Mobberley.  Using a thermal imaging camera, the cew found the fire inside an external extractor fan.  They removed the top of the fan and put the fire out using a hose reel jet. 

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Firefighters tackled a fire involving a skip at Nantwich Road Social Club.  A hose reel jet was used to put out the fire.

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A fire broke out in an oxidising unit at a wall coverings company in Holmes Chapel.  The fire was contained in the unit, with no surrounding buildings affected.  Firefighters used a hose reel jet and a covering jet to put out the fire and cool ducting.    The temperature in the oxidiser was reduced and a thermal imaging camera was used to check there were no further hot spots of fire inside or outside the ducting.  The incident was then handed over to site engineers.

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Fire and rescue crews have been tackling a fire in a piece of machinery at a packaging company.  The fire is believed to have started in a macerator machine and firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, investigated using a hose reel jet. 

The sprinkler system in the building activated and a full evacuation of the property took place. 

Crews inspected the ducting using height safety equipment and a thermal imaging camera.  Personnel were allowed back into the premises and production is expected to restart later this afternoon. 

The macerator where the fire is believed to have startedA fire engine at the incident in WinsfordFirefighter using a thermal imaging camera

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A female casualty was given first aid by firefighters following a small fire at a property on Durham Court in Ellesmere Port. The fire was out when the fire crew arrived.  An ambulance was requested.  Police attended this incident.

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Firefighters released a child who got her finger stuck in the hole of a perspex panel in a Tarporley bank.  The crew needed to remove the panel used ice to try and reduce the swelling to her finger to fully release her and, once they had released her, the casualty was taken to a local medical centre. 

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An office in Warrington was evacuated after a smell of burning was reported. Firefighters checked the upstairs office space with a thermal imaging camera and also checked the rood space but no sign of fire was found.

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Damage caused by log burner fireFirefighters were called to a report of a house fire on King Street in Chester. When they arrived they found the property full of smoke and believed the source was the log burner.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus removed the back of the fireplace to access the flames. Hose reel jets were then used to tackle the blaze.

Four fire engines were called to the scene as the fire had spread into the property’s roof space. Crews had to remove the ceiling in order to properly deal with the fire, which was eventually declared as out at just after 6am.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a bonfire that had gone out of control.

The incident happened on Wood Lane, Runcorn.


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Firefighters extinguished a fire involving a wheelie bin that was well alight on Lower Church Street in Widnes.

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A van and two cars were involved in a road traffic collision.  No one was trapped inside the vehicles.  Firefighters made the vehicles safe. Polivce attended and closed the road.  Paramedics also attended.

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Firefighters used two hose reel jets to tackle a shed fire that was well alight within an allotment area. Firefighters set up an inner cordon. Environmental health were informed.  Police also attended this incident.

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Firefighters were called to deal with a car fire on the A55 near Marlston-Cum-Lache in Chester.

Crews used a hose reel jet to put the fire out.

The road was closed while firefighters dealt with the incident.

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Firefighters were called to a pan which had been left unattended in a property in Chester and had set on fire. The fire was out on the arrival of the crew so the crew used a large fan to remove smoke from the property before leaving.

Kitchen fire safety advice

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Firefighters release a teenager from a fence after he got his knee stuck. There were no injuries and the crew spread the fence using equipment to get the teenager out.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision in Runcorn Road in Northwich.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved a car and a lorry. One man was trapped in the car. Crews used specialist equipment to cut the man free. He was then handed to the care of the ambulance service.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a garage fire in Glendyke Road, Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived crews found a fire involving a electrical unit. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used dry power extinguishers to deal with the fire.

Crews remained at the incident as  Manweb attended to turn off the electricity and ensure that the scene was safe.

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a large refuse fire in Neston.

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There had been a small fire involving food inside an ovenof a property on Bradbury Road in Winsford. The fire was already out when firefighters arrived at the property.  Firefighters isolated the electricity supply, then they used a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.

Tips on how to keep safe while you are cooking:  Kitchen fire safety tips


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One man received oxygen therapy for slight smoke inhalation from firefighters following a small fire in his property.  The fire was caused by smoking materials and  caused smoke logging which was cleared by the crew using a high pressure fan.  The fire is believed to have been caused by smoking materials.  If you smoke, please follow our safety advice to prevent a fire - Smoking / fire safety tips for smokers
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