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Firefighters used one hose reel jet to tackle a car fire.  An electrical fault was believed to be the cause of the fire.



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A quantity of rubbish was deliberately set alight, so firefighters used water to extinguish the fire.

If anyone knows anything about how this fire may have started they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.



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There was a fire involving a number of wood chippings, so firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

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Firefighters were sent to the Trans Penine Trail by London Road in Stockton Heath to reports of a fire.  On arrival, the fire crew found youths sat around a small camp fire.  Firefighters extinguished the fire using a water backpack.

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Two fire engine from Widnes attended Batherton Cose to deal with a fire involving a bath mat. One casualty suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and minor burns.  The casualty was treated at scene by paramedics and was then taken to hospital.  

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There was a fire at the The Rake and Pikel Inn in Huntington.  Fire crews used one hose reel jet to tackle the fire.  Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for hotspots. The loft was checked to see if the fire had spread.


Update at 7:30 am


The fire has now been extinguished and the fire crews are now damping down.

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Warrington firefighters used a water backpack to extinguish a fire on Orford Park.  Police also attended this incident.

If anyone knows anything about how this fire may have started they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Northwich firefighters extinguished a chimney fire, by tackling the fire via the hearth.

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There was a fire involving a pan in an oven, so the fire crews used one breathing apparatus and one hose reel to tackle the fire.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice.

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Firefighters tackled a grass fire covering around 30 square metres using a handheld extinguisher.
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A water backpack was used by firefighters to put out a small fire involving a tree stump.
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A car which was well alight on a roadway was extinguished with two hose reels. A dry powder extinguisher was also used at the incident.
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A small uncontrolled smouldering fire in a garden required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A fire which involved a shed that spread to two nearby sheds was extinguished with a hose reel. Two cylinders were involved and cooled with water. It is possible that this fire may have been started deliberately, so police attended and a fire investigation into the cause will take place. If anyone knows anything about how this fire may have started, then they need to call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Two casualties suffered burns following a small kitchen fire.  The fire was already out when the fire crews arrived. Firefighters gave first aid while they waited for an ambulance to attend.  Firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.





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Firefighters used two hose reels and a covering water jet to tackle a fire involving a quantity of refuse inside a disused building. Police were requested to attend as it is believed that the fire may have been started deliberately. A fire investigation into the cause will take place. In anyone knows anything about how this fire may have started they should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters extinguished a fire in a wooded area by Lyster Close in Birchwood, Warrington.
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Firefighters used hand held fire extinguishers to deal with a fire in a wooded area by a field on Factory Lane in Widnes.



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A discarded cigarette in a skip caused a small fire which was put out by firefighters using a hose reel jet.
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A casualty was rescued from a  fire at a Grangeway house. Cooking had been left unattended and firefighters had to gain entry to the house after the alarm was raised. They escorted a man from the property and gave him first aid as a precaution while they waited for the ambulance to arrive. A high pressure fan was used to clear smoke from the property.

Always follow our kitchen safety advice and never leave cooking unattended.
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A fire in an outbuilding attached to a disused property was tackled by firefighters. Two hose reel jets were used by firefighters, two in breathing apparatus, to bring the fire under control. The crews peeled back the roof space of the outbuilding and used a thermal imaging camera to make sure there were no further outbreaks of fire.

Residents living nearby were advised to stay in their properties until the fire was fully out. Firefighters were at the scene for around two hours.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out.

Disused outbuilding involved in fireFire destroyed the outbuilding roof

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Two fire crews from Runcorn used one hose reel and a large fan to tackle a fire involving unattended cooking.

Never leave cooking unattended - view our kitchen fire safety tips





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A car was on fire in a wooded area opposite Ascol Drive. Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. 

This fire was started deliberately.  Anyone with any information about this fire is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.



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Approximately 50 square metres of a railway embankment was on fire, so firefighters used a hose reel jet to deal with the fire.



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A small fire in an extracation system required firefighters to attend and extinguish it. The site was evacuated while the incident was dealt with.
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There was a small fire in woodland near to Whitecross Road in Bewsey, Warrington.  Firefighters used a water backpack to deal with the fire.

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A skip containing wood chippings was well alight, so firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus.



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Crewe firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a tree.

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One casualty has been released from a car following a collision outside St Chads RC School on Grangeway. Firefighters handed the casualty into the care of paramedics.
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A grill pan fire caused a lot of smoke in a property on Chapel Lane. A hose reel jet was used to make sure the fire was out and a high pressure fan used to clear smoke from the house.
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Emergency services have been at the scene of a two vehicle collision which left two casualties trapped, one in each vehicle. Firefighters released one of the casualties, a man, who was handed into the care of the ambulance service.

The second casualty, a woman, was extricated by firefighters and transferred to hospital by air ambulance. and there i a full road closure in place on the A537/A34 between Monks Heath cross roads and Chelford roundabout.

The vehicles involved were a van and a pick up truck.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area. Diversions are in place.

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A wheelie bin was deliberately set alight by Radley Common Community Centre.  The bin was well alight.  Firefighters used handheld fire extinguishers to deal with the fire.

Anyone with any information about this fire is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.

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Firefighters used a bucket of water to extinguish a fire involving a small amount of refuse.
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There was smoke issuing from a property, so fire crews entered the property and found a chip pan on fire.  The chip pan had been left unattended.  The fire crews extinguished the fire.  Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.  Police also attended this incident.

Chip pan fire safety tips



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A horse was rescued from a canal by firefighters and the Service's Knutsford animal rescue unit.  Safe systems of work were set up for the animal rescue team to be able to get the horse clear of the water, along with firefighters in lifejackets in the water. They managed to get the horse out of the canal and cut barbed wire away from the animal. A vet was called to check on the horse's welfare. Crews were at the scene for two hours and twenty five minutes.
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Unattended cooking caused heavy smoke in a Parkfield Road house. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the small fire on the cooker. A high pressure fan was then used to clear smoke from the property. Crews checked the loft space to make sure there was no fire spread.
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Discarded smoking materials are believed to have caused a small fire. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put it out.
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Firefighters tackled a fire close to a shipping container on Bold Street. The fire was at a dismantlers and involved scrap metal. Two hose reel jets were used to bring the fire under control. Crews were able to gain access to the container and cooled it down with a hose reel jet, continuously monitoring the temperature with a thermal imaging camera. A digger was used to dig out debris.
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A chimney fire was tackled from the grate using chimney rods.
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A garden bonfire had got out of control and was put out by firefighters using a hose reel jet.
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A road traffic collision involving a car and a motorbike left a casualty needing to be taken to hospital by air ambulance.  Firefighters helped ambulance paramedics with first aid to the casualty, a man who had been riding the motorbike,  and made the scene safe after the patient was taken to hospital.
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A grass fire on the embankment of a disused railway was put out by firefighters using a water backpack.
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An aerial ladder platform was needed to rescue a woman who had fallen on the roof of a house on Cock Lane. The casualty was tended to by paramedics as crews prepared rope rescue equipment and the aerial ladder platform to carry out the rescue and bring the lady to the ground. The crews were at the scene for over an hour.
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Firefighters tackling a fire in WardleFirefighters tackled a blaze at a waste disposal site in Wardle. The fire involved a shredder and wood shavings. Crews, four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used a main jet and hose reels to tackle the blaze. A large mechanical digger was used to shift piles of debris as crews damped the area down using hose reel jets. Everyone was accounted for and safe at the scene.



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A fire involving a transit van is believed to have been started deliberately. Firefighters, one wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. Police attended.

Anyone with any information about this fire is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Fly tipped refuse was on fire at the back of properties on Milton Road. Firefighters used a  hose reel jet to put it out.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a car fire. One firefighter wore breathing apparatus to put out the fire which is believed to have been started deliberately.  Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or Cheshire Police on 101.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a property off Plumley Moor Road, Knutsford.

When they arrived crews found a chimney fire. Crews used specialist equipment to tackle the fire.
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A hose reel jet was used to put out a fire off Grasmere Avenue, Warrington.
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Firefighters responded to a report of a fire on Windermere Avenue, Warrington.

When they arrived they found that there was a wheelie bin and a mattress on fire. A hose reel jet was used to put the fire out.
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Firefighters were called to a report of a fire on Cloister Way, Ellesmere Port.

When they arrived crews found a HGV on fire. Two hose reels, a ground monitor and a thermal imaging camera were used to deal with the incident.

Crews were on scene for 2 hours and 50 minutes. A fire investigation has been launched to find the cause.
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Firefighters were called to a fire involving two sheds at two neighbouring properties in Warrington and used two hose reels to extinguish the flames. The fire also affected fence panels at the rear of both properties.
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A large pile of rubbish and wood, was believed to have been deliberately set on fire in Warrington, was extinguished with two hose reels by firefighters. Police attended the incident.
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Firefighters were called to extinguish a bird hide which was on fire. The crew used a hose reel to extinguish it.
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A heavy good vehicle needed its axel cooling with water from a hose reel, after it overheated. A thermal imaging camera was used to check the axel had cooled before crews handed the vehicle over to a recovery team.
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Three wheelie bins which were well alight in a wooded area, required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel.
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A bonfire which was on fire in woodland was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel in Crewe. Police also attended the incident.
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A skip which was on fire on a road required firefighters to attend and use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Large blaze in WidnesFirefighters were called to a report of a fire on Tan House Lane in Widnes.

When they arrived they were confronted with a large blaze involving a warehouse and an amount of plastic and cardboard. This caused a huge plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles. 15 fire engines and an aerial appliance attended the scene and the site was  fully evacuated while crews tackled the blaze with hose reels and main water jets.

Roads surrounding the incident were closed and people were advised to stay away and keep doors and windows shut nearby.

At 11pm most of the roads were opened and Public Health England issued the following advice for anyone who may have inhaled smoke. They said: "It’s important that local residents understand that the risks to their health are low, however because any smoke is an irritant, Firefighter at the scene of the warehouse in Widnesit can make people’s eyes and throat sore. People with asthma and other respiratory conditions may be particularly susceptible to the smoke and should carry and use their medication (such as inhalers) as usual. The general advice therefore remains that if possible people should try to remain out of the smoke. If you have any concerns about the smoke’s impact on your health please call your GP surgery for advice, following any instructions for out of hours services, or contact the NHS 111 service (which is free from both landlines and mobiles and open 24/7)."

By midnight the number of fire engines was reduced to 10 and good progress was made but crews who remained at the scene throughout the night.

The following day, April 21st, firefighters continued to tackle the fire. Special booms were laid to stop water sprayed onto the fire from entering the River Mersey. This ensured that every effort was made to protect the environment.

Warehouse fire in WidnesA structural engineer assessed the building and deemed it safe, so a fire investigation into the cause of this fire was undertaken , although it was not believed to be suspicious. Hot spots of fire were still being damped down by the crews over the weekend and at 9:31am on April 24 the firefighters handed the site over to the owners.

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Warehouse fire in Widnes

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Firefighter tackling a fire in MillingtonRubbish which had been set on fire required firefighters to attend and extinguish it.
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A small fire which was on open ground required firefighters to attend. The fire involved branches and one hose reel was used to extinguish the flames.
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Firefighters were called to as report of a fire on Victoria Road, Northwich.

When they arrived they found that there had been a fire involving a computer. The fire had gone out but a person in the flat had inhaled smoke and so required medical attention.
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A fire which was out on the arrival of firefighters required then to use a large fan to remove smoke from the property. The fire involved a computer and one person was treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics.
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Smoke from cooking which had been left unattended, set of an alarm in a property. No one was home at the time and firefighters used a large fan to remove smoke from the property.

For advice about cooking safely, please visit Kitchen fire safety

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A fire which involved a washing machine on fire in a kitchen required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it.

Washing machine and dishwasher fire safety
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A large amount of refuse which was well alight on waste ground was extinguished with a hose reel.
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A fire in a back garden which was close to buildings, required firefighters to use a hose reel to extinguish it.
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Firefighters dealt with a fire in a bin off Church Street, Warrington.
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Tractor fire in Northwich

Crews were called to a tractor which is well alight. No other vehicle was involved and the road was closed while the incident was dealt with by the crew who used a hose reel.

Diesel and oil was spilt onto the roadway and the Environment Agency were contacted.

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A car which had an overheated transmission on the M56 was cooled with a hose reel. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the vehicle had cooled before crews left the scene.
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A small fire in a cooker required firefighters to use water to extinguish it.
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A bin lorry which was well alight required firefighters to use a hose reel and a main water jet to extinguish it. The fire occurred in the back of the lorry and involved recycled materials and the crew used a ladder to access the fire. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the vehicle for hot spots.Bin lorry on fire
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A small fire in woods required firefighters to extinguish it with water.
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A water back pack was used to put out a bin fire on Westy Park in Warrington.
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A fire involving a caravan and van spread to a garage. Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, used three hose reel jets to bring the blaze under control. They were at the incident for over three hours.

Statement from Cheshire Police

Officers are appealing for information from the public after arsonists targeted a caravan in Bewsey.

At approximately 4.45am on Sunday 16 April officers were called to reports of caravan fire at the rear of a Tattoo studio on Folly Lane, Warrington.

Officers swiftly attended the scene, along with colleagues from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the fire was found to be well alight and had spread to a nearby van and garage.

Investigating Officer DC Dean Hough said: “Thankfully nobody was injured as a result of the fire. However, the fire totally destroyed both the van and the caravan and also caused substantial damage to the garage and contents.

“Arson is a serious crime and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the person, or persons,  responsible for the incident.

“We are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and as part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or anyone that can offer information about the incident.”

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 188 of 16 April 2017. Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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