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Firefighters were called to a chimney on fire in Macclesfield. On arrival they used chimney hose rods to extinguish the fire. The loft space of the property and the adjacent property was then checked for heat using a thermal imaging camera.
Emergency services were called following a small gas explosion at a commercial premises within Chester Market.
Three casualties sustained serious burn injuries and were taken to hospital in the care of paramedics.
A cordon was put in place and surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
Update - 19:30
Emergency services are still in attendance whilst the incident is being managed. Engineers have isolated electricity and gas to the area.
Update - 20:15
Three appliances remain at the scene of the incident. Crews are currently awaiting the arrival of a building inspector.
Update - 7:30 (30/3/23)
The number of fire engines at the scene was reduced to two shortly after 9:21pm last night. All crews left the scene having been in attendance for approximately 5 hours.
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