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Wheelie bin fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 15:32
  • Location:
    Broad Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin fire at an address in Broad Street, Crewe. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the flames. Police have been informed.

Fire in a workshop in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 10:05
  • Location:
    Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Ellesmere Port and one from Powey Lane
Shortly after 10am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a workshop at Argent Oil Terminal on Bridges Road in Ellesmere Port.
The electrical fire was out on arrival.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the workshop with a large fan.
Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.

Three-vehicle collision in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 08:46
  • Location:
    Styal Road, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Wilmslow and one from Manchester
At around 8.45am firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Styal Road in Wilmslow.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved three vehicles and than no-one was trapped inside any of them.
Firefighters made one of the vehicles safe and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.
The incident was also attended by police and paramedics, who tended to casualties.
The road remained open while emergency services worked at the scene.

Fire involving property in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2019 - 23:46
  • Location:
    Chillingham Road, Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines from Winsford
A call to a report of an orange glow and lots of smoke seen in Winsford resulted in firefighters attending a fire involving a partially constructed house. The fire involved the ground and first floor of the semi detached house, which was under construction, and a hose reel was used to put the fire out. Crews wearing breathing apparatus cut away parts of the property to fully extinguish the fire and used a thermal imaging camera to check the area. They also used a large fan to help extinguish the fire and remove smoke. An investigation into the cause of this fire will take place shortly. The crews were in attendance for around three hours.

Pallets on fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2019 - 19:54
  • Location:
    Market Centre, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines from Crewe
Firefighters were called to a fire at the back of commercial buildings in Crewe. On arrival crews found pallets well alight and in close proximity to the buildings. Two hose reels were used to extinguish the flames and firefighters checked the nearby buildings for spread of fire. Police were called to this incident as it is believed that the fire may have been started deliberately. If anyone has any information they should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 297269, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Vacuum cleaner fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2019 - 14:13
  • Location:
    Dennis Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Powey Lane and one from Ellesmere Port
Firefighters were called to a fire involving a vacuum cleaner on Dennis Road in Widnes.

Crews, wearing two breathing apparatus, used one extinguisher to put out the fire before removing the item and ventilating the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

Building fire in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2019 - 02:23
  • Location:
    Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    Seven fire engines attended from Poynton, Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Congleton, with the aerial appliance from Macclesfield and three from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Building fire in WilmslowFirefighters attended to a two-storey building well alight on Hawthorn Lane in Wilmslow. The property is a converted printworks now comprising several business units.

Crews, eight wearing breathing apparatus, used four hose reel jets and two main jets were used by crews to tackle the blaze inside the complex layout of the building. Using aggressive firefighting techniques they were able to stop the fire spreading to the roof space.

They then checked the rest of the area to see if the fire had spread further.

Firefighters continued to use two hose reel jets and two main jets to tackle the fire from the outside.

At 4am, four breathing apparatus and a hose reel were in use as firefighters investigated the smoke from the shop floor and to monitor the roof to ensure no fire had spread.

A short time later the fire was declared fully extinguished with crews dampening down the area, checking for hot spots using a thermal imaging camera and removing ceiling from the first floor.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and police and fire investigation officers continue to work at the scene.

Firefighters finished at the scene after approximately 12 hours.


Hotel cellar fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2019 - 21:58
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Northwich and one fire engine attended from Winsford
Firefighters attended to reports of smoke in a cellar at a hotel in Northwich.

Crews, wearing two breathing apparatus, used dry powder as well as a thermal imaging camera to disperse the smoke. 

The smoke is believed to have come from a coke machine regassing.

  

Collision involving three HGVs on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2019 - 07:14
  • Location:
    M6 northbound, between junctions 18 and 19
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Lymm, one from Birchwood and one from Trafford

At around 7.30am firefighters were called to reports of a collision on the M6 northbound, between junctions 18 and 19.

On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved three heavy goods vehicles. Lanes two and three were closed as emergency services dealt with the incident.

No-one was trapped in any of the HGVs. Firefighters made the vehicles safe and were in attendance for nearly half-an-hour.

The Highways Agency, police and paramedics also attended. Firefighters liaised with the police about safety and the recovery of the vehicles.


Burning of waste at demolition yard becomes out of control in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2019 - 05:25
  • Location:
    Ditton Road West, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Shortly before 5.30am firefighters were called to a report of a large amount of smoke on Ditton Road West in Widnes.
On arrival crews discovered a large attended fire at S Evans & Sons' demolition yard.
It was a case of the burning of waste becoming out of control.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for more than an hour-and-a-half.

Small fire in the open in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 19:34
  • Location:
    Thornton Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
Shortly after 7.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire on a field on Thornton Road in Ellesmere Port.
On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire in the open.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.

Female trapped following a one-vehicle collision in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 18:06
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Lymm
Shortly after 6pm firefighters were called to reports of a collision on Chester Road in Stockton Heath, Warrington.
On arrival the crews discovered that the collision involved a saloon car which was on its side in a hedgerow.
A female was trapped inside the car.
Firefighters got the casualty out of the vehicle and handed her over to the care of paramedics.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 25 minutes.

Collision involving a van and a motorcycle in Stockport

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 17:50
  • Location:
    Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Poynton and one from Offerton
At around 5.50pm firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Macclesfield Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved a transit van and a motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was trapped under the van.
Paramedics assessed the casualty and firefighters put privacy screens in place.
They then used specialist cutting equipment to extricate the casualty and handed him over to the care of paramedics.
Firefighters also used a hose reel jet at the scene and were in attendance for around two hours.

Dog rescued from river in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 10:02
  • Location:
    Bradley Lane, Frodsham
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Frodsham and one from Lymm. An animal rescue unit from Lymm also attended.
Firefighters were called to rescue a dog which had fallen into the River Weaver from a steep bank off Bradley Lane in Frodsham.
An animal rescue unit from Lymm used an inflatable raft to rescue the dog and return the animal to their owner.

Small chemical incident in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 09:36
  • Location:
    Webbs Lane, Middlewich.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Winsford, one from Northwich and one from Middlewich
Firefighters were called to a pub in Webbs Lane, Middlewich, following reports of frozen nitrogen tanks in the cellar.
The building was evacuated and everyone was accounted for.
An inner cordon was established as a precaution and gas and electrics were isolated.
Two breathing apparatus and a hose reel were used while investigating the source of the leak.
A safety jet was also put in place and the canal walk way was cordoned off  behind the pub as a precaution.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus re-entered the cellar to check the cylinder pressure readings to see if they had stabilised and then ventilated the area.
The pressure had reduced and electricity was turned back on, with the reading showing as normal.
Firefighters remained at the scene to monitor the situation.
They were in attendance for around three hours.


Four wheelie bin fires in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2019 - 02:42
  • Location:
    Greenwood Crescent, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Fire crews extinguished four wheelie bins on Greenwood Crescent in Warrington.

Crews used one hose reel before dampening down the area.

The fires are believed to have been deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Read how to prevent a wheelie bin fire https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/campaigns/awareness-campaigns/wheelie-bin-fire-safety

Shed fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2019 - 22:16
  • Location:
    Moreton Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - both from Crewe
Crews attended to a shed on fire in the garden of a house on Moreton Road in Crewe.

Two hose reels and a covering jet were used by firefighters to extinguish the fire.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a battery charger.

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check the fire was full put out and dampened down. 

Chimney fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2019 - 20:30
  • Location:
    Whitley Avenue, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
Fireifghters were called to reports of a chimney fire at a property on Whitley Avenue in Northwich which was issuing sparks.

Crews tackled the fire from the grate inside the home using a hose reel and chimney rods.

The attic was also isolated as a precaution.

Have you seen our safety advice on how to avoid a chimney fire? Take a look https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/campaigns/awareness-campaigns/chimney-fire-safety




Derelict building fire in Newhall

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2019 - 09:36
  • Location:
    Whitchurch Road, Newhall
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines - one attended from Nantwich and one attended from Audlem
Firefighters attended to a derelict building on fire on Whitchurch Road in Newall.

The fire was located on the first floor, wearing two breathing apparatus, crews tackled the fire using a hose reel and a covering jet. A thermal imaging camera was also used by firefighters.

The road was closed as a precaution and a cordon was put in place.

The fire was fully extinguished at 10.19am with burnt debris then removed from the property.

It is believed the fire started accidentally and damage was contained to the first floor bedroom.

Firefighters were in attendance for just over one hour.

Spilt building material on a road in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2019 - 08:21
  • Location:
    Winwick Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
At around 8.20am firefighters were called to a report of a bag of building material having fallen off a lorry on Winwick Road near to Alban Retail Park in Warrington.
On arrival the crew discovered that the bag had split and a small amount of its contents had spilled out onto the carriageway.
The bag was resealed and removed by contractors.
Firefighters then used a hose reel jet to damp down the road.
The fire crew also assisted the police with traffic management.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.