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Fire in the open in Bollington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2018 - 12:42
  • Location:
    Dunbah Lane, Bollington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield
Firefighters from Macclesfield were called to reports of an unattended fire in the open on Dunbah Lane in Bollington.
On arrival the crew found that the landowner was present but the fire had started to spread and become out of control.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to reduce the size of fire and were in attendance for approximately half an hour.

HGV fire on the A556

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2018 - 10:28
  • Location:
    A556 Chester Road Tabley
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Birchwood, one from Warrington and one from Trafford

Shortly before 10.30am firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on the A556 Chester Road in Tabley.

Firefighters attended the scene and found the trailer of a heavy goods vehicle well alight.

The driver of the HGV had detached a tractor unit from the trailer.

The trailer was carrying approximately 19 pallets of non-hazardous materials which weighed approximately 25,000kg.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to fight the fire.

Fire crews also worked to contain the water and prevent any waste running into nearby waterways.

The Environment Agency were made aware of the incident.

As a result of the fire the A556 was closed westbound between the A5033 Northwich Road and the A559 Manchester Road. 

Once the fire was extinguished firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and make sure that the area was safe.

A specialist clean up company was called to the site to assist with the clean up and recovery work.

Once firefighters had completed all their work at the scene the incident was handed over to the Highways Agency.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than four hours.

The road was reopened after they had left the scene.


Woman trapped in a lift in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2018 - 09:51
  • Location:
    Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Shortly before 10am firefighters were called to reports of a person being trapped in a lift at a shopping centre in Warrington town centre.
The crew attended Golden Square Shopping Centre and used specialist equipment to release the woman from the lift.
Firefighters were in attendance for approximately 20 minutes.

Van fire in Congleton

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2018 - 03:41
  • Location:
    Burns Road, Congleton.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Congleton
Shortly after 3.40am firefighters from Congleton were called to reports of a vehicle fire on Burns Close.
On arrival at the scene the team found a van which was well alight. Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.
The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate and anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 246212. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Car fire near Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2018 - 03:19
  • Location:
    Poplar Hall Lane, Chorlton by Backford, near Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Powey Lane
Firefighters from Powey Lane used one hose reel jet to extinguish a car which was well alight on Poplar Hall Lane, Chorlton by Backford, near Chester.
The team were detained at the scene for approximately 30 minutes.

Bin fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2018 - 19:56
  • Location:
    Truro Close, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Runcorn firefighters used water to extinguish a bin which had been deliberately set alight in a Wooded area of Truro Close. The team were detained at the scene for approximately 25 minutes.  
Anyone with any information in relation to the fire is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

House fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2018 - 19:14
  • Location:
    Sunningdale Close, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Warrington and one from Penketh.
Firefighters from Penketh and Warrington attended reports of a house fire on Sunningdale Close. 
On arrival at the scene the team discovered a fire in the kitchen area.
Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The team then used a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.
The team were detained at the scene for approximately one hour.

Wheelie bin fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2018 - 17:17
  • Location:
    Deansway, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters  from Widnes used a hose reel jet to tackle a wheelie bin which had been deliberately set on fire on Deansway.
The team were detained at the scene for approximately 20 minutes. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For more information about wheelie bin safety visit: https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/wheelie-bin-fire-safety .

Fire at a terraced house in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2018 - 14:22
  • Location:
    Stalbridge Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
At around 2.20pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a terraced house on Stalbridge Road in Crewe.
On arrival crews discovered that all persons were accounted for and that the fire involved a small rubbish bin in a first floor bedroom that had been converted into a home office.
The electricity supply to the room was isolated and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
A covering jet was also used.
Firefighters then dug out materials that had been damaged by the fire and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.
They also used a large high pressure fan to clear smoke from the property.

Elderly woman trapped following a collision on North Rode

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2018 - 13:53
  • Location:
    Buxton Road, North Rode
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Macclesfield and one from Congleton
Shortly after 1.50pm firefighters were called to a report of a collision involving a car on Buxton Road in North Rode.
On arrival an elderly woman was trapped inside the vehicle.
Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and administered oxygen to the casualty.
Once an ambulance arrived firefighters and paramedics helped the casualty get out of the vehicle.
The casualty was then left in the care of paramedics.
Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.

Fire in the men's toilets at a kitchen manufacturing company in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2018 - 11:33
  • Location:
    Road One, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Northwich and one from Winsford
Just after 11.30am firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the men's toilets at the Howdens Joinery kitchen manufacturing company on Road One in Winsford.
A full evacuation of the premises took place and the electrics were isolated.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
Fire crews then used two large high pressure fans to clear smoke from the toilets and the warehouse area of the premises.
Firefighters were in attendance for just over an hour.
The cause of the fire is believed to have been an electrical fault on a hand dryer.

Small fire in a garden in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 21:25
  • Location:
    Derrington Avenue, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
At around 9.25pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the garden of a house on Derrington Avenue in Crewe.
The crew used water to extinguish the small fire.
Firefighters were in attendance for around half an hour.

Bin fire at a park in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 19:29
  • Location:
    Roehampton Drive, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
At around 7.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Hallwood Park on Roehampton Drive in Runcorn.
On arrival the crew discovered a bin on fire.
Firefighters used water to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around 15 minutes.
The fire may have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information about the incident should call Cheshire Police on 101, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Small fire at a children's play area in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 17:52
  • Location:
    Grange Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
At around 5.50pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a children's play area near to the Aldi supermarket on Grange Road in Ellesmere Port.
The crew extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around half an hour.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information about the incident should call Cheshire Police on 101, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Burning smell coming from a fuse box in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 17:49
  • Location:
    Bradfield Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
At around 5.50pm firefighters were called to a report of a burning smell coming from a fuse box at a domestic property in Bradfield Road in Crewe.
On arrival crews used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and isolated the electricity supply to the fuse box, which was located in the living room of the property.
After firefighters made the internal fuse box safe the property's occupiers contacted an electrician.
Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour and 20 minutes.

Small fire in the open in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 17:39
  • Location:
    Finsbury Walk, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Just before 5.40pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Finsbury Walk, Winsford.
On arrival the crew discovered a small fire involving rubbish.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for less than 10 minutes.

Smoke at block of flats in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 16:38
  • Location:
    Water Street, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Just after 4pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a block of flats on Water Street in Runcorn.
On arrival the crew discovered smoke caused by cooking food having been left unattended at one of the flats.
Firefighters ventilated the smoke and were in attendance for around 40 minutes.
For cooking safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety.

Small fire in the open in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 16:16
  • Location:
    Page Lane, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh
At around 4.15pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire on a field on Page Lane in Widnes.
The crew extinguished the small fire in the open using water and were in attendance for around 10 minutes.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information about the incident should call Cheshire Police on 101, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Oven fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 14:09
  • Location:
    Foxley Heath, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, from Widnes, Runcorn and Penketh
Just before 2.10pm firefighters were called to reports of an oven fire at a detached domestic property at Foxley Heath in Widnes.
On arrival crews discovered that the property was heavily smoke logged after a turned on cooker had been left unattended and that all persons were accounted for.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a large high pressure fan to clear the smoke and were in attendance for nearly an hour.
For cooking safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety.

Aluminium foundry fire in Congleton

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2018 - 13:54
  • Location:
    Back Lane, Congleton
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, from Congleton, Macclesfield, Crewe and Alsager
Just before 2pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire at Tandon Metallurgical Group Ltd on Radnor Park Industrial Estate on Back Lane, Congleton.
On arrival crews discovered that there had been a small explosion at an aluminium foundry, which was well alight, and that all persons were accounted for.
Affected units at the site were evacuated and the gas and electricity supplies to the foundry were isolated.
The fire diminished and was contained to the foundry.
A water supply was set up and safety jets were put in place outside the foundry.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus had one tonne of sand ready to extinguish the fire. Dry powder extinguishers were also on standby.
But the fire went out by itself.
Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and made sure that the site was safe before leaving the incident in the hands of on-site staff.
Fire crews were in attendance for more than three hours.
Police also attended.
The A54 was temporarily closed by the police as emergency services worked at the site.