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A hose reel jet was used to put out a rubbish fire on East Bradbury Road in Winsford.

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Firefighters attended an incident at Ineos in Runcorn.


Crews assisted staff at the site and the ambulance service with the treatment of six people who had breathed in dust from a silo containing hydrated lime powder.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a small fire in a fork lift truck. The gas cylinder was removed by firefighters.

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Firefighters were called to a fire in a closet in a bedroom in Knutsford. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire and a large fan to remove to the smoke from the property.

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A grill pan which has set on fire in a cooker in Chester was put out by firefighters, who also used a large fan to remove smoke from the property.

Grill pan safety advices

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Firefighters were called to a sparking and smoking electrical cable to put a cordon around the area for safety. Police closed the road while an electrical engineer dealt with the incident.

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Two hose reels were used to extinguish a HGV fire that was well alight on arrival of the crews. The main fire was in the cab area. Police attended the scene and closed the road while the incident was dealt with.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet and then a main jet to extinguish a bonfire on a field that had been prepared for a pub display on 31 October, but is believed to have been ignited deliberately. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus. The bonfire was approximately 12m x 12m. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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At 7.40am firefighters reattended this bonfire and a digger is being used to remove debris not involved in the fire. The bulk of the bonfire is being allowed to burn in a controlled environment.

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A fire in the chimney breast and around the chimney pot of a house in Tarporley was extinguished by firefighters using chimney rods. Height safety equipment was used to remove the chimney pot and a thermal imaging camera was used to check the roofspace for hotspots.  Chimney safety advice  

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Firefighters were called to a report of a lorry fire at Burtonwood Services in Warrington.

When they arrived crews found that the lorry's back breaks had overheated. Crews used hose reel jets to cool them.










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A hose reel jet was used to put out a car fire near the Fox Inn on London Road in Sandbach.

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Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on the M62 where a person was trapped in an overturned van. Firefighters removed the casualty and handed to the care of Paramedics. The slip road was temporarily closed while the incident was dealt with.

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Rubbish which had deliberately set on fire on a park in Winsford required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel to extinguish it.

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Firefighters were called to a car which was well alight and had spread to a nearby fence in Winsford. The saloon car was close to houses, parked cars and fencing and the crew used foam and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. An environment pack was also used to prevent liquids from entering drains.

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A caravan on fire in a field required firefighters to attend and use two hose reels to extinguish it. It is believed that this fire was started deliberately. If anyone has any information they should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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An amount of wood was deliberately set on fire in a garden in Warrington. Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire, which was at the rear of a building. Police also attended. If anyone has any information relating to this fire they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Soft playground flooring in a park was involved in a fire and required firefighters to attend and use hand extinguishers to put it out.

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Firefighters used hand held extinguishers to put out a small rubbish fire on Ladies Walk, Neston near to the railway station.

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A fire involving a HGV in Runcorn required firefighters to attend. Both sides of the carriageway were closed by Police as firefighters got the vehicle fire under control. One hose reel and two ground monitors were used and a 50m cordon was set up around the incident. This incident caused a lot of smoke so people in the area were advised to keep your windows and doors shut.

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A serious house fire in Nantwich required firefighters to attend. Two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire on the first floor and three large fans were used to remove smoke from the property. One man and a woman were rescued by firefighters and an ambulance was requested. Police also attended and a fire investigation into cause was started. At this stage the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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A small fire involving a domestic garage required firefighters to attend. One hose reel was used to extinguish the fire and a nearby garage was checked.

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Firefighters were called to rescue a woman trapped in her car following a road traffic collision. The crew released the woman.

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Firefighters were called to a basement full of smoke in Congleton. A large fan was used to remove the smoke from the basement. It is believed that the smoke came from a portable heater.

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Firefighters extinguished a wheelie bin which had been set on fire in a field in Widnes. Water from a backpack was used to extinguish it.

Wheelie Bin - Fire Safety

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Firefighters were called to trees which had been set on fire in Runcorn. Police were informed as this fire was started deliberately. If anyone has any information they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters attended a fire in the kitchen which they extinguished. A large fan was then used to remove smoke from the property.

Kitchen fire safety


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Firefighters were called to a report of a collision on London Road, Sutton.

When they arrived crews found that the incident involved one car. Nobody was trapped but two men and a woman were treated for minor injuries. Fire crews made the area safe before leaving.

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Firefighters attended a bin fire on Rudloe Court, Poulton-with-Fearnhead Warrington.

A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.

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A hose reel jet was used to put out a car fire in a car park off Murdishaw Avenue, Runcorn.

It is believed that this fire may have been started deliberately. If you have any information that could help find those responsible please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Fire crews were called to a report of a caravan fire on Bucklow Gardens in Lymm.

When they arrived crews used hose reel jets to fight the blaze, which had spread to a wooden shed.

A fire investigation has now been launched to find the cause of the blaze. If anyone has any information that could help this investigation please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a skip fire on Brooks Lane in Middlewich.

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Firefighters were called to a report of a building fire on Mill Lane in Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived crews found that there was a small amount of rubbish on fire in the doorway of a derelict building. A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.


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Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a car fire on Ashley Way West in Widnes.

The road was closed while crews tackled the blaze.

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A fire involving a single storey building in Runcorn was well alight on arrival of the Service. The fire was surrounded by the crews and four hose reel jets were used to extinguish the blaze. A large fan was also used to clear the smoke and ventilate the property. An electrical engineer was requested to attend to isolate the electrics.

Police were also requested to attend the scene due to it being treated as suspicious. Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Damage caused to building as a result of fire in RuncornDamage inside the building as a result of fire in Runcorn

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Shortly after 11 pm crews were called to  reports of a fire in a former social club in Telford Road, Ellesmere Port.

On arrival firefighters found a well developed fire involving the two storey building measuring approximately 45 metres by 50 metres and a total of four engines were mobilised to the scene.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire on the ground floor using hose reel jets. Further firefighters in breathing apparatus then carried out searches of the property and to check for any remaining hotspots.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing but it is being treated as suspicious and anyone with information about the start of the blaze is urged to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Firefighters set up a cordon and the road was closed due to a car leaking LPG in Crewe. A hose reel was put in place as a precautionary measure and the RAC was requested to attend. Once the vehicle had been made safe the Crewe handed the incident over before leaving.

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

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Two fire engines were called to a shop on fire in Crewe. On arrival firefighters were faced with flames coming out of the ground floor shop and used two hose reels and a covering water jet to extinguish the blaze, which was contained to the shop. A large fan was also used to remove smoke from the shop and flat above. The road was closed while firefighters tackled the fire. Smoke alarms in the property next door were set off by smoke. A fire investigation is currently underway.

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Three cars were involved in a road traffic collision in Cranage that left one woman trapped in a car. Firefighters stabilised the vehicle before cutting the woman free and handing her into the care of paramedics.

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A pony stuck in a ditch in Wilmslow has been rescued by firefighters.  The pony was stuck in the ditch and unable to right itself.  Firefighters managed to get the animal standing and waited with it until the line rescue unit from Bollington arrived.  The crews were then able to get the pony out from the ditch and back into the field where it was left in the care of a vet.

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Crews have been tackling a blaze involving a flatbed heavy goods vehicle carrying building materials.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the fire.  Cover jets were also used.  Four pallets of bricks were salvaged once the fire was extinguished and the incident handed back to the owner.

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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving a large amount of cut down trees and vegetation in Ellesmere Port. The fire was difficult to access due to being buried amongst soil. An earth mover was used to open up the mound and a hose reel was then used to extinguish the blaze.

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Firefighters used chimney rods to extinguish a chimney fire in Congleton. The loft area was then inspected using a thermal imaging camera.

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Two hose reels were used to extinguish a fire involving a shed in wooded area in Ellesmere Port. An LPG cylinder was also involved and was cooled down by the crew before being removed. A thermal imaging camera was also used. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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Firefighters initially accessed the rear of the log burner and attempted to extinguish the fire using a hose reel and chimney rods. They used a thermal imaging camera to check the loft space for hotspots. The crew then accessed the chimney externally using a ladder along with roof and height safety equipment and extinguished the fire from the roof using a hose reel. Chimney safety advice

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Firefighters removed the side of a car in order to release a man medically trapped with suspected spinal injuries. The car had not been involved in a collision.

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Crew and paramedic removing casualty from carA woman was trapped in a car involved in a collision in Hale.

The vehicle was in a field when the Service arrived and the crews removed the roof and rescued the woman who was handed into the care of paramedics.

The car was made safe and battery isolated.

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Staff were evacuated from Vauxhall Motors in Ellesmere Port while firefighters dealt with a fire involving an acetylene cylinder. The cylinder was isolated and cooled before the incident was handed over to Vauxhall. The fire was caused by sparks from a grinder setting light to the cylinder hose.


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A fire in a ground floor flat was caused by a chip pan.  Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.  Nobody was trapped in the property.  Firefighters carried out a home safety assessment after the incident had been dealt with.  

Please follow safety advice - Chip pans

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Firefighters assisted in securing a ship that was breaking free from mooring in Frodsham. The vessel was partly secured and crews assisted in securing it to an alternative mooring post.

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One woman was trapped in a vehicle after a road traffic collision involving two vehicles in Spurstow. Crews rescued the woman and handed her into the care of paramedics. Another person from the second vehicle was also left in the care of paramedics due to minor injuries.

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One hose reel was used to extinguish a bonfire that was out of control in Warrington. Bonfire and firework safety

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A large amount of petrol which had leaked from a vehicle in Warrington required firefighters to cordon off the affected area of a multistorey car park.

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A fence which was on fire in Warrington required firefighters to attend and use one hose reel to extinguish it. One hose reel and a jet was used to extinguish the fence, which was touching a house.

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Firefighters were called to a sign hanging from a building and used a ladder to reach it and cut it down.

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Smoke was coming from a first floor flat on Station Road in Ellesmere Port.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  The fire was in the kitchen of the property.  One hose reel jet was used to tackle the fire. 

For safety please follow our advice - Kitchen fire safety

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A skip was well alight on Weaver Vale Road in Winsford, so firefighters used one main jet to extinguish the fire.

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One male casualty was extricated from a vehicle that was on the grass verge following a road traffic collision on Hood Lane North in Great Sankey, Warrington . The casualty was then handed to the care of the paramedics.

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One male casualty was extricated from a vehicle following a road traffic collision by the pink eye roundabout on Lovely Lane/Liverpool Road in Warrington.  The casualty was then handed to the care of the paramedics.

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One female casualty was extricated from a vehicle following a road traffic collision on the A500 in Crewe.  Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision.

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Firefighters dealt with a fire involving the flat roof of a rear extention of a terraced property. Fire affected the felt roof and the fascia board. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots. Police were requested to attend, to secure the property.




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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle a fire involving conifer trees.



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Firefighters were called to an incident involving a fire in an oven.  The fire had burnt out but firefighters used specialist equipment to check there was no further sign of fire and a thermal imaging camera to make sure there wre no further areas of heat that could reignite.  For safety please follow our advice -  Kitchen fire safety

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A man was medically trapped after a road traffic collision involving one saloon car. Firefighters removed the roof of the car in order to rescue the man who was then handed into the care of paramedics.

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A fire in a ground floor flat was well alight on arrival of the crews and was extinguished by firefighters using one hose reel and wearing breathing apparatus. Two people, a man and a woman were inside the flat and had been woken by smoke alarms and managed to get out of the property. The woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and minor burns to her hand. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus checked the flat opposite and an elderly lady from inside was also taken to hospital to be checked over. A third woman was helped down a ladder from the flat above but did not require any treatment. The cause of the fire was accidental. A large fan was used to clear the smoke.

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There had been a small fire inside a radiator control unit. The fire was already out when the fire crew arrived. The electricity supply to the unit was isolated. 

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Firefighters had to gain access to an empty flat where cooking had been left unattended causing the flat and communal areas to fill with smoke.  They used a high pressure fan to ventilate the flat, clearing the smoke. 
Please don't leave cooking unattended ever.  Follow our safety advice - Kitchen fire safety

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A woman has died after a fire at a bungalow in Appleton. Firefighters were called in the early hours of the morning where they extinguished a small fire in the bedroom using one hose reel. They gave first aid to a woman before handing her into the care of Paramedics but she was sadly later confirmed dead. Police and fire investigators have been at the scene and at this stage the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.


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A woman was cut free from a car involved in a collision in Acton. The collision involved a car and two vans and the elderly woman was medically trapped. After being released from the car she was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus removed a chip pan that had been on fire in a public house in Upton. Chip pan safety advice

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A fire in a first floor flat was extinguished with one hose by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. The electricity company were also requested to attend the scene and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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The ground floor of a property in Nantwich became flooded with water and needed firefighers to attend. The crew isolated the water supply and helped with the removal of water before leaving.

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A small amount of garden rubbish, which was on fire in Northwich, required firefighters to extinguish it using water from a hose reel.

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Firefighters used one main jet to tackle a well developed fire involving a canal boat that was docked on the River Weaver. Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  Police were requested to attend the incident to close the public footpath.

Firefighters tackling a canal boat fire on the River WeaverFirefighters tackling a canal boat fire on the River Weaver

Updated at 8am on Tuesday, October 14

The aerial appliance attended to enable firefighters to fight the fire from above and two main water jets and ground monitors were also used.

At 01:14 the canal boat started to tilt on the port side. It then sank at around 01:43. This was due to the significant damage to the structure of the vessel. Waterways and environment agencies were informed. Crews were at the scene for just under six hours.

Canal boat fire on the River Weaver Canal boat fire on the River Weaver

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One hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving a wheelie bin. Police also attended this incident.
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