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Ongoing - Large vehicle fire on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2021 - 05:32
  • Location:
    M6 northbound between junction 16 and 17.
  • Attendance:
    Five fire engines in attendance - two from Crewe, one from Alsager, one from Sandbach and one from Middlewich

At around 5.30am firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire which was well alight on the M6 northbound between junction 16 and 17.

On arrival at the scene crews found a fully laden heavy goods vehicle which was well alight.

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, are currently using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

Police and highways are also in attendance at the scene and lanes 1,2 and 3 of the northbound carriageway acre closed while crews deal with the incident. Lane 4 remains open at this time.

There are no reports of an injuries as a result of the incident.


Uncontrolled burning in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2021 - 11:41
  • Location:
    Broxton Roundabout, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

Firefighters were called to an uncontrolled burning on land near Broxton roundabout in Chester.

The crew wore breathing apparatus while they used a hose reel to put out the fire.


Skip fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2021 - 11:34
  • Location:
    Cedar Court, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood.

Firefighters were called to a skip fire in Cedar Court, Warrington.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a hose reel jet to put out the fire involving general waste. They then used the hose reel to damp down the waste.


Two vehicle collision in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2021 - 09:07
  • Location:
    West Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe

Firefighters were called to a two vehicle collision on West Street, Crewe.

The drivers of the vehicles were given first aid by firefighters. They then assisted paramedics with the casualties and made the vehicles safe.


Single vehicle collision in Lyme Green

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2021 - 07:09
  • Location:
    London Road, Lyme Green.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Bollington. One fire engine attended from Macclesfield.

Firefighters were called to a single vehicle collision on London Road, Lyme Green.

Crews removed the roof from the vehicle and extricated the casualty. They then handed them over to the care of paramedics.


Flooding in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 23:43
  • Location:
    High Street, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich

Firefighters were called to a business premises in High Street Northwich following reports of flooding affecting the electrics.

Crews attended and used a pump to help reduce the amount of flood water entering the cellar.


Dishwasher fire in Congleton

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 19:50
  • Location:
    Wiltshire Drive, Congleton.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Congleton. One fire engine from Alsager

Firefighters were called to a dishwasher fire at an address in Wiltshire Drive, Congleton.

The fire was extinguished by the occupant using a dry powder extinguisher and firefighters using breathing apparatus disconnected the dishwasher.

They then used a large fan to disperse the smoke and removed the appliance from the kitchen.


Fire in a light fitting in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 17:43
  • Location:
    Victoria cCntre, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe

Firefighters were called to a small fire in a light fitting at a supermarket in the Victoria Centre, Crewe.

The store was evacuated and crews isolated the electrics prior to an engineer attending.


Fuel spillage in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 14:20
  • Location:
    Southern Expressway roundabout, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Firefighters attended to reports of a HGV colliding with a trailer on Southern Expressway roundabout.

Crews used dry powder and a hose reel to soak up the fuel.

They then checked the area for hot spots and laid down soil to prevent further spillage.


House fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 12:31
  • Location:
    School Lane, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Lymm and one from Warrington
Crews attended to a fire at a house on School Lane in Higher Whitley.

The fire was located between the basement and the ground floor and extinguished using a hose reel jet.


Flooding at house in Handforth

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 10:49
  • Location:
    Clay Lane, Handforth
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
Crews attended to reports of flooding at a house on Clay Lane.

The flooding was located in the basement and was around three metres deep.

Firefighters isolated the electrics and pumped out the water until it was removed.


Fire involving candle in Neston

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2021 - 01:29
  • Location:
    Jonson Road, Neston
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Powey Lane
Firefighters attended to reports of a fire at a house on Jonson Road.

The fire was caused by a candle but was extinguished before crews arrived.

A large fan was used to disperse smoke from the property.


House fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2021 - 18:50
  • Location:
    Enville Street, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Warrington, one from Stockton Heath, one from Lymm and one from Birchwood - along with the hydraulic platform
Firefighters attended to a house fire on Enville Street in Latchford.

The fire was located on the ground floor.

Wearing four breathing apparatus, crews tackled the flames using two hose reels and a covering jet.

Crews then dampened down the area.

No one inside the property was injured.



Minor entrapment of person in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2021 - 16:02
  • Location:
    Shutley Lane, Little Leigh, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich

At around 4pm firefighters from Northwich were called to reports of a minor entrapment in Little Leigh.

On arrival crews found that a man had trapped his hand in a garage mechanism.

Firefighters released the mans hand and provided basic first aid. They were detained at the scene for around 15 minutes.


Wheelie bin fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2021 - 01:00
  • Location:
    Pembridge Gardens, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters attended a wheelie bin fire in Pembridge Gardens, Ellesmere Port.

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


One vehicle collision in Adlington

  • Time of Incident:
    12/01/2021 - 23:28
  • Location:
    London Road, Adlington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Poynton

Firefighters were called to a lorry on its side in London Road, Adlington.

The crew assessed the casualty by using ladders to reach him. They then handed him to paramedics.


Chimney fire in Hatherton

  • Time of Incident:
    12/01/2021 - 17:31
  • Location:
    Crewe Road, Hatherton.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Audlem

Firefighters were called to a chimney fire at an address in Crewe Road, Hatherton.

Crews began to fight the fire which chimney rods from the chimney breast, then used ladders to put out the fire from the roof.

Once the fire was out they checked the fire hadn't spread using a thermal imaging camera.


Power cut in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    12/01/2021 - 16:44
  • Location:
    Chapel Lane, Wilmslow.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Poynton

Firefighters were called to an electric substation in Chapel Lane, Wilmslow following reports of a power cut, loud bangs and flames coming from it.

The crew put a cordon round the affected area and police closed Chapel Lane while engineers worked at the substation.


Wheelie bin fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    12/01/2021 - 12:09
  • Location:
    Eastway, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a wheelie bin which was well alight in a ginnel off Eastway in Widnes


Car in River in Wincle

  • Time of Incident:
    11/01/2021 - 20:27
  • Location:
    Clough Road, Wincle
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Macclesfield
Fire crews attended to reports of a Land Rover in a river near Clough Road in Wincle.

Crews attended to find there was no one inside the car.

The thermal imaging camera was used to check both sides of the river bank with no one found.