The Bonfire period in Cheshire was a busy time for Cheshire firefighters, but there were approximately 50% fewer bonfire related incidents this year compared with the same time period during the bonfire period in 2012.
Widnes Fire Station was the busiest fire station in Cheshire.
See below for a list of bonfire related incidents that we attended on Bonfire Night, 5th November 2013.
Fire crews were mobilised to 72 incidents on Bonfire Night in Cheshire (between 07:00am on 5th November and 07:00am on 6th November). In 2012, we attended 97 incidents during this same time period.
The incidents attended by firefighters included bonfires that had got out of control as well as a number of arson incidents involving rubbish and wheelie bins. These include:
12:32 Wheelie bin fire at The Uplands, Palace Fields, Runcorn.
15:00 Wheelie bin fire on Delamere Drive, Ellesmere Port.
18:02 Unattended bonfire on Water Street in Runcorn
18:03 Bonfire on Northern Lane in Widnes
18:04 Bonfire on Cotton Lane in Runcorn
18:25 Rubbish fire on Gunco Lane, Macclesfield.
18:33 Large uncontrolled bonfire in Widnes
18:36 Bonfire on Blacon Point Road in Chester
18:41 Wheelie bin fire on Arley Drive, Widnes.
18:49 Linkway, Runcorn.
19:44 Falkirk Avenue, Widnes.
18:49 Wheelie bin fire in Runcorn
19:43 Unattended bonfire in Ellesmere Port
19:57 Mattress on fire on Bold Street, Runcorn.
20:08 Unattended bonfire on Cuningham Road in Widnes
20:22 Uncontrolled bonfire on Moorings Close in Runcorn
20:40 Wheelie bin fire on Saughall Road, Chester.
20:41 Bonfire on Dee Way in Winsford
20:54 Bonfire in Widnes
20:59 Large rubbish fire on West Quay Road in Warrington
21:04 Bonfire on Chick Gardens in Ellesmere Port
21:05 Crofters Heath, Ellesmere Port.
21:09 Bonfire on Leicester Street in Warrington.
21:10 Bonfire on Quadrant Close Runcorn
21:15 Bonfire on Grampian Way in Winsford
21:25 Bonfire on Dee way Winsford
21:29 Bonfire in Ellesmere Port
21:36 Bonfire on Shepherds Row in Runcorn.
21:48 Bonfire on Durham Drive Winsford
22:05 Large unattended bonfire on Halton Brook Avenue, Runcorn
22:06 St.Johns Drive Winsford
22:13 Bonfire on Orford Park, Orford Avenue, Warrington
22:38 Bonfire on Saltash Close Runcorn
22:38 Bonfire on Dee way Winsford.
22:54 Bonfire on Mckee Avenue Warrington.
23:03 Bonfire on Heaton Square Winsford
22:32 Wheelie bin fire on Muir Road Blacon Chester
23:21 Refuse fire on Jubilee Way Winsford
23:26 Ludlow Drive Ellesmere Port.
23:36 Eccleston Avenue Ellesemere Port
Please use the following link to find ourt more about the incidents:
More about the incidents attended by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Key messages during the bonfire period:
Attend an orgainsed bonfire or firework display (see below for a list of organised bonfires in Cheshire).
Report anti social behaviour - contact Cheshire Police on 101
Report large quantities of combustible materials being piled up in a public areas (see below for contact numbers)
Bonfire Night tips and advice:
The Firework Code - using fireworks safely
Leaflet - Advice to organisers of bonfires (new window PDF 46 kb)
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