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Smell of burning emanating from a broken down car in Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    04/12/2021 - 00:31
  • Location:
    Kelsall Bypass, Tarporley
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

At around 12.30am firefighters were informed of a smell of burning emanating from a broken down car at the Kelsall Bypass in Tarporley.

On arrival firefighters could find no signs of fire.

They looked for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera and left the scene once they were satisfied that the car was safe.

The smell of burning was caused by an overheated engine.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.


Caravan well alight in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    03/12/2021 - 22:02
  • Location:
    Kinnock Park, Burtonwood, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Penketh and one from Warrington

At around 10pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Kinnock Park, Burtonwood, Warrington.

On arrival crews discovered that the fire involved an abandoned caravan, which was well alight.

No-one was inside the caravan.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus each used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, which left the caravan completely destroyed.

Once the fire looked to be out, firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to look for hotspots and monitor temperatures.

They left the scene once they were satisfied that the caravan was safe.

No-one was taken to hospital.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.

The fire is suspected to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the blaze should give the details to Cheshire Constabulary via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report, quoting IML 1147653.


Bins on fire in Handforth

  • Time of Incident:
    03/12/2021 - 21:04
  • Location:
    Stanley Hall Park playing fields, Peover Road, Handforth
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow

Shortly after 9pm firefighters received a report of bins being on fire at Stanley Hall Park playing fields on Peover Road in Handforth.

On arrival a local resident had extinguished fires in four bins.

Firefighters made sure that the fires were fully out, looking for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera.

They left the scene once they were satisfied that the bins were safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 10 minutes.

The bin fires are suspected to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the fires should give the details to Cheshire Constabulary via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report, quoting IML 1147634.


Smoke coming from a vehicle following a collision in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    03/12/2021 - 17:23
  • Location:
    Junction of Victoria Road and Ashley Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

Shortly before 5.30pm firefighters were informed of a collision at the junction of Victoria Road and Ashley Road in Widnes.

On arrival no-one was in either of the two vehicles involved in the collision.

A small amount of smoke was coming from one of the vehicles.

A fire engine was positioned to fend off traffic before firefighters gained access to the smoking vehicle's engine.

A firefighter used a hose reel jet to cool down the engine and make the vehicle safe.

A thermal imaging camera was used to monitor its temperature.

Firefighters also made the other vehicle involved in the collision safe.

No-one is believed to have been injured as a result of the collision.

No-one was taken to hospital.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than half-an-hour.


Car fire on the M56

  • Time of Incident:
    03/12/2021 - 12:37
  • Location:
    M56 eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 9
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Warrington and one from Lymm

Firefighters dealt with a car that was well alight on the M56 eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 9.

On arrival no-one was inside the car.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the flames and make the car safe.

A thermal imaging camera was used to look for hotspots.


Fuel spillage on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    03/12/2021 - 05:34
  • Location:
    M6 Northbound junction 18 to 19
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Middlewich
At around 5.30am firefighters were called to reports of a fuel spillage on the M6 northbound junction 18 to 19.

On arrival at the scene the crew found that a tanker had leaked diesel onto the carriageway.

Firefighters plugged the leak, the crew also used absorbent pads to clear as much of the fuel as possible. 

The crew were detained at the scene for around 90 minutes.


Small fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    02/12/2021 - 20:06
  • Location:
    Albert Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a small fire on the roof of a building on Albert Road, Widnes. 

The crew were detained at the scene for around 30 minutes.


Fishing shelter fire in Disley

  • Time of Incident:
    02/12/2021 - 17:26
  • Location:
    Hagg Bank Lane, Disley.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Poynton and Offerton
At  around 5.30pm firefighters attended reports of a fire at a fishing shelter on Hagg Bank Lane, Disley.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.

The crews were detained at the scene for around 90 minutes.


Fork lift truck fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    02/12/2021 - 16:48
  • Location:
    Rivington Court, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

Firefighters were called to a fork lift truck fire at a business premises in Rivington court, Warrington.

The fire was out on arrival and the crew have been using a hose reel to damp down the vehicle and are using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

They also disconnected the battery using electrical gloves.


Small fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    02/12/2021 - 10:59
  • Location:
    Halton Brook Avenue, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Firefighters used water to extinguish a small fire on Halton Brook Avenue.

The fire was located in the garden of a property and involved cardboard and plastic.


Sauna fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    02/12/2021 - 10:00
  • Location:
    Woodhouse Close, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Birchwood
Firefighters attended to a property on Woodhouse Close following a fire in an outbuilding.

The fire involved a sauna in the garden.

Wearing two breathing apparatus a hose reel was used to extinguish the flames.

The fire is believed to have been caused by clothes drying in the sauna.

Crews dismantled the outbuilding and checked the temperature using a thermal imaging camera.

A hose reel checked for hot spots.


Three-vehicle-collision on M56

  • Time of Incident:
    02/12/2021 - 06:19
  • Location:
    M56 westbound between junction six and junction seven
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Lymm and two attended from Greater Manchester
Firefighters attended to a collision on the M56 westbound carriageway between junction six and junction seven.

The collision involved two HGVs and a car.

One of the HGV's cab was well alight.

Crews tackled the blaze wearing four breathing apparatus and four hose reels.

They then dampened down and checked the temperature using a thermal imaging camera.

Matts and soil were used to soak a small amount of oil that had leaked from one of the vehicles.

Ambulance attended and all three drivers from each vehicle are believed to have sustained no injuries. 

Highways England are arranging recovery of the vehicles.




Small fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    01/12/2021 - 14:56
  • Location:
    Alton Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe.

Firefighters were called to a fire involving a mattress in a car park near Alton Street, Crewe.

The crew used a hose reel to put out the fire.


Collision in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    01/12/2021 - 08:32
  • Location:
    Weston Link Expressway, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn. One fire engine attended from Penketh.

Firefighters were called to a two vehicle collision on the Weston Link Expressway in Runcorn.

The crews extricated one casualty and handed them to paramedics.


Garden fire in Handforth

  • Time of Incident:
    01/12/2021 - 06:28
  • Location:
    Bulkeley Road, Handforth.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow

At around 6.30am firefighters were called to reports of a fire outside an address on Bulkeley Road, Handforth.

On arrival at the scene the crew found the fire involved a wheelie bin which was well alight, the fire had also spread to the garden fence.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were detained at the scene for around 20 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been caused by hot ashes which were place into the bin.


Chimney fire near Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    30/11/2021 - 22:08
  • Location:
    Bridge Drive, Christleton, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

At around 10.10pm firefighters attended reports of a chimney fire at an address on Bridge Drive, Christleton.

The crew used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire from the grate, they also used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.

Firefighters were detained at the scene for around 30 minutes.


Skip fire in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    30/11/2021 - 16:40
  • Location:
    Twinnies Road, Wilmslow.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow

Firefighters were called to a fire involving a large skip on a driveway in Twinnies Road, Wilmslow.

The crew used a hose reel to put out the fire and a stack drag to separate the debris.


Smoke logged property in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    30/11/2021 - 11:43
  • Location:
    Northway, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Firefighters attended to a property on Northway following reports of smoke in the property.

The smoke came from food left unattended inside a microwave.

A large fan was used to disperse smoke.


Wheelie bin fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    30/11/2021 - 07:40
  • Location:
    Ledward Street, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Firefighters attended to a wheelie bin fire on Ledward Street.

A hose reel was used to put out the flames.

To keep your wheelie bins safe from fires please follow our safety advice How to prevent a wheelie bin fire (cheshirefire.gov.uk)


Chimney fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    29/11/2021 - 19:34
  • Location:
    Mill Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Lymm
Firefighters attended to a chimney fire at a property on Mill Lane.

Crews took apart the fire to gain access to the chimney breast.

Crews began cutting away to remove the smouldering. 

The chimney was cooled using water and checked the temperature.

The fire is believed to have been caused by smoking debris.