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Smoke coming from a vehicle on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    10/08/2020 - 16:29
  • Location:
    M6 southbound, between junctions 17 and 16
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Sandbach, one from Crewe and one from Alsager

At 4.30pm firefighters received a report of smoke coming from a vehicle on the M6 southbound, between junctions 17 and 16.

On arrival the crew found the vehicle stationary in the first lane of the Junction 16 slip road.

A second vehicle that had broken down was stationary behind it.

Firefighters fended off the vehicles until Highways England arrived.

They also made sure that the vehicles were safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour and 15 minutes.

The smoke is believed to have been caused by an engine fault.


Tree stump fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    10/08/2020 - 16:07
  • Location:
    Liverpool Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

Shortly after 4pm firefighters were notified of a fire involving a tree stump on Liverpool Road in Widnes.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire in the open measured approximately one square metre.

Firefighters used water to put out the fire and were in attendance for around 15 minutes.


Small fire involving a flatbed truck in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    10/08/2020 - 13:22
  • Location:
    Kelvin Grove, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

Shortly before 1.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire involving a flatbed truck in Kelvin Grove, Chester.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire caused by a fuel spillage.

There was no sign of a leakage from the wagon's fuel tank.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and then monitored temperatures with a thermal imaging camera.

Once firefighters were satisfied that the scene was safe they departed.

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


Controlled burning in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    10/08/2020 - 11:15
  • Location:
    Crewe Road, Nantwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Nantwich

At 11.15am firefighters were informed of a fire on Crewe Road in Nantwich.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a case of controlled burning outside a domestic property.

Firefighters spoke to the homeowner.

Due to the fire being close to conifers, the crew extinguished it.

They did so with a hose reel jet.

Firefighters then used a thermal imaging camera to look for hotspots and make sure that the address was safe.

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


Campfire in Delamere Forest

  • Time of Incident:
    10/08/2020 - 09:18
  • Location:
    Delamere Road, Norley, Frodsham
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

At around 9.20am firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the Delamere Road area of Norley, Frodsham.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small campfire in Delamere Forest.

The fire measuring approximately four square metres consisted of loose branches and pine needles.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with water.

Some of the water was sourced from a nearby stream.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.

The Forestry Commission also attended.


Fire in the open in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 23:43
  • Location:
    Sutherland Court, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the open off Sutherland Court.

On arrival the crew discovered a fire on a field.

One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.


Building fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 23:02
  • Location:
    Lingley Green Avenue, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Penketh

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a building on Lingley Green Avenue.

On arrival the crew found a fire in a room containing plants.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one dry powder extinguisher and one hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.


Fire in the open in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 22:26
  • Location:
    Foxley Heath, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in Foxley Heath.
On arrival the crew found a fire involving a small quantity of rubbish.
One water back pack was used to extinguish the flames.

Building fire in Wistaston

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 20:55
  • Location:
    Broughton Lane, Wistaston.
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - two from Crewe, one from Nantwich and one from Sandbach

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a building on Broughton Lane.

On arrival the crews discovered that the fire involved an electrical room.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet and two dry powder extinguishers to put out the fire.

The electricity supply to the property was isolated.

The crews then began damping down and cutting away at affected areas.

Firefighters were in attendance for four hours and 45 minutes.


Fire at property in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 19:55
  • Location:
    Valley View, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a domestic property on Valley View.

On arrival the crews discovered a fire in the kitchen of the property.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued one person from the house.

The person was taken to hospital by North West Ambulance Service.

Crews were on scene for one hour and 20 minutes.


Fire in the open in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 15:41
  • Location:
    Holcroft Lane, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood
Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the open in Warrington.
On arrival the crew found a small fire in a woodland area.
One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.

Woman rescued from lift in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 13:24
  • Location:
    Arrow Court, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called following reports of a woman stuck in a lift in Ellesmere Port.

On arrival the crews used spreaders to open the doors of the lift to let the woman out.

The crews left the scene around 20 minutes later.


Kitchen fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 08:50
  • Location:
    Corbet Avenue, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Birchwood, one from Penketh and one from Lymm

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the kitchen of a property in Warrington.

On arrival the crews found an oven well alight.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

The gas and electric supply to the property were isolated.

A large fan was used to ventilate the area.

The crews were at the scene for around 30 minutes.


Fire at property in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    09/08/2020 - 08:43
  • Location:
    Brandwood Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Warrington and one from Birchwood

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a property in Warrington.

On arrival the crew found a fire involving a scooter.

One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.

A large fan was used to ventilate the area.


Bin fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2020 - 21:31
  • Location:
    Knutsford Road, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Lymm

Firefighters from Lymm used two water back packs to extinguish a small refuse container which was well alight at Victoria Park in Warrington.

The crew were detained at the scene for around 20 minutes.


Mattress fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2020 - 21:25
  • Location:
    Rudheath Close, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

Firefighters from Crewe used a hose reel jet to extinguish a mattress which had been set alight in a garden on Rudheath Close.

The crew were detained for around 20 minutes


Driver trapped following a one vehicle collision near Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2020 - 18:48
  • Location:
    M56 Stoak Interchange
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Powey Lane and Ellesmere Port, along with the major rescue unit from Winsford

Shortly before 6.50pm firefighters from Powey Lane and Ellesmere Port, along with the major rescue unit from Winsford, attended a road traffic collision on the M56 motorway link road to the M53 (Stoak Interchange).

The collision involved one large goods vehicle which had collided with a bridge and overturned.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to release the driver of the vehicle, he was passed to the care of paramedics.

The crews also dealt with a quantity of fuel which had leaked from the vehicle.

Crews remained on scene for approximately 90 minutes.


Fire in the open in Thelwall

  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2020 - 18:11
  • Location:
    Thelwall Lane, Thelwall
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

At around 6.10pm firefighters from Thelwall were dispatched to reports of a grass fire in Thelwall.

On arrival the crew found a mattress which appeared to have been dumped and deliberately set alight.

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

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting IML 775130.



Fire in an outbuilding in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2020 - 15:59
  • Location:
    Peach Lane, Nantwich.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Nantwich and Crewe

At around 4pm firefighters were called to reports of a building fire on Peach Road, near Nantwich.

Crews from Nantwich and Crewe attended the scene they found a detached outbuilding which was well alight at the rear of a business premises.

The building measured approximately 10 metres by five metres.

Two firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to tackle the fire from within the building, while crews also used a main jet to fight the fire from outside.

After extinguishing the fire the crews used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots and a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.

Firefighters were in attendance for around one hour.


Fire outside a block of flats in Warrington.

  • Time of Incident:
    08/08/2020 - 03:46
  • Location:
    Bexhill Avenue, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended from Warrington, Birchwood and Penketh

At around 3.45am firefighters from Warrington, Birchwood and Penketh attended reports of a fire at a block of flats on Bexhill Avenue, Warrington.

On arrival at the scene crews found that a bin well alight near to the communal entrance to a two storey block of flats.

Crews quickly extinguished the fire using water.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, entered the building and one person was rescued from the building and passed to the care of paramedics.

There were no reports of any serious injuries.

Enquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

Crews were detained at the scene for around two hours 30 minutes.