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Rubbish fire in Sound

  • Time of Incident:
    28/02/2020 - 08:49
  • Location:
    Sound Heath, Sound
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

Firefighters were called to a fire in the open in Sound Heath, Sound.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire involved a quantity of rubbish.

Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

They were in attendance for around 10 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been started accidentally via smoking materials.


Small fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    27/02/2020 - 21:42
  • Location:
    Quadrant Close, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

At around 9.40pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire off Quadrant Close.

On arrival the crew discovered the fire involved a large amount of rubbish.

One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.


Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    27/02/2020 - 20:56
  • Location:
    Radley Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

At around 8.55pm firefighters were called following reports of a car fire in Radley Lane.

On arrival the crew found one car well alight.

One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

It is believed that the fire had been started deliberately, anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 648089.


Flooding at a house in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    27/02/2020 - 13:48
  • Location:
    Mill Lane, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

At around 1.45pm firefighters were called back to reports of flooding at an address on Mill Lane in Winwick.

On arrival at the scene the crew found that the flood water had risen significantly and was now entering the property.

Firefighters, wearing water kit, waded through the water and have now set up a pump to clear the flood water from the property.


Flooding outside a house in Winwick

  • Time of Incident:
    27/02/2020 - 07:39
  • Location:
    Mill Lane, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

At around 7.40am firefighters were called to reports of flooding outside a residential property on Mill Lane, Winwick.

The crew attended the scene and on arrival they found that a small bridge at the front of the address had flooded preventing access to the property.

Firefighters used a water pump and reduced the water level by approximately 6 inches to allow access to the building.

The team, were detained at the scene for around three hours.


Fire in the door way of a school in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    26/02/2020 - 22:03
  • Location:
    Green Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Lymm

Crews attended to a small fire at a school on Green Lane in Warrington.

The fire was located in the doorway.

It is unclear how the fire was extinguished.

Further checks were made of the building which found the fire hadn't spread.


Refuse fire at children's playground in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    26/02/2020 - 20:15
  • Location:
    Blackbrook Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Crews used water to extinguish a small fire involving refuse at a children's playground on Blackbrook Avenue in Warrington.


Small fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    26/02/2020 - 17:45
  • Location:
    Howley Meadows, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Crews used water to extinguish a small fire on Howley Meadows in Warrington.


Consumer unit smouldering in Audlem

  • Time of Incident:
    26/02/2020 - 17:04
  • Location:
    Whitchurch Road, Audlem.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Audlem.

Firefighters were called to a property in Whitchurch Road, Audlem following reports of a consumer unit smouldering. Crews used a dry powder extinguisher and then used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature. The electricity company has been notified.


Electrical cable fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    26/02/2020 - 09:13
  • Location:
    Forster Avenue, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich

Firefighters were called to an address in Forster Avenue, Northwich following reports of a fire involving an external electrical cable. Crews used a dry powder extinguisher and the power was isolated. They then checked the area with a thermal imaging camera.


Two-car collision in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    26/02/2020 - 05:46
  • Location:
    Junction of Chester Road and Northwich Road in Tabley, Knutsford
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Lymm and one from Knutsford

At around 5.45am firefighters were called to reports of a collision at the junction of Chester Road and Northwich Road in Tabley, Knutsford.

On arrival crews found that the collision involved two saloon cars and that a casualty was trapped inside one of them.

Both lanes of the westbound side of one of the roads was closed as emergency services worked at the scene.

After being assessed by paramedics, she was able to get out of the vehicle by herself.

She and another casualty were taken to hospital in ambulances.

They are believed to have gone to hospital for precautionary checks.

Oil had spilt onto the road as a result of the collision.

Firefighters used absorbent materials to remove the oil from the road.

They also assisted the police in removing debris from the road.

Firefighters were in attendance for around half-an-hour.


Car on fire in Warrington on two separate occasions

  • Time of Incident:
    25/02/2020 - 23:43
  • Location:
    Bewsey Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington attended both fires

At around 11.45pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a vehicle at a car park on Bewsey Road, Warrington.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

The crew also made the car safe. They damped it down and monitored its temperature with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour-and-a-half.

Police also attended.

At 2.30am firefighters were called back to the car park and found the same vehicle well alight.

Again, a firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and the car was then damped down to make it safe.

A thermal imaging camera was again used to check for hotspots.

Both fires are believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fires should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 646495, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Fire involving a heater at a domestic property in Sandbach

  • Time of Incident:
    25/02/2020 - 21:11
  • Location:
    Welles Street, Sandbach
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe

At around 9.10pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a Calor Gas heater at a domestic property in Welles Street, Sandbach.

The fire was out on arrival.

Firefighters took the heater out of the property and monitored its temperature with a thermal imaging camera.

Once they were satisfied that the heater was safe firefighters left the scene.

They were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


Bin fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    25/02/2020 - 20:15
  • Location:
    Enfield Park Road, Cinnamon Brow, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

At 8.15pm firefighters were called to a report of a bin being on fire on Enfield Park Road in Cinnamon Brow, Warrington.

The crew used water to extinguish the fire in the open.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than 15 minutes.


Fire in the open in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    25/02/2020 - 18:12
  • Location:
    Knutsford Road, Latchford, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

At around 6.10pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open at Victoria Park on Knutsford Road in Latchford, Warrington.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire was confined to a metal brazier.

Firefighters used water to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.


Small fire in Peel Hall Park in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2020 - 23:04
  • Location:
    Grasmere Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Fire crews used water from a hand appliance to extinguish a small fire on Grasmere Avenue in Warrington.


Chimney fire in Wybunbury

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2020 - 20:07
  • Location:
    Wrinehill Road, Wybunbury
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Nantwich

Fire crews attended to a chimney fire on Wrinehill Road in Wybunbury.

On arrival, crews began attacking the fire from the grate in the living room.

Firefighters cut away and opened the ceiling on the first floor to gain better access to the fire.

The thermal imaging camera was also in use.

Crews used a ladder to attack the fire from the roof using a hose reel jet with help from the thermal imaging camera.

Hot spots were identified and extinguished.

The scene was made safe.


Two-vehicle-collision in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2020 - 19:53
  • Location:
    Welsh Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one attended from Powey Lane and one attended from Ellesmere Port

Fire crews attended to a two-vehicle-collision on Welsh Road in Ellesmere Port.

The collision involved a van and a car.

A man was safely removed from the van by firefighters and a woman was extricated from the car.

The woman was handed into the care of paramedics with injuries believed to be serious.

A full road closure was put in place.

Crews remained at the scene for approximately one hour and 45 minutes.


Man rescued from house fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2020 - 08:18
  • Location:
    Albert Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, two from Crewe, one from Nantwich and one from Sandbach.

At around 8.20am on Monday 24 February firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a house in Albert Street.

On arrival crews found that the fire started in the downstairs living room.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using two hose reel jets and one covering jet to extinguish the flames.

One man was rescued from the property and has been taken to hospital with serious burns.

A cordon was in place and electric supply to the property has been isolated.

Crews then carried out further searches of the property, and conducted checks on neighbouring properties to ensure the fire had not spread.

Update - Tuesday  25 February

Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, the man who was rescued from the property died earlier today, Tuesday 25 February.

 The investigation into the cause of the fire remains ongoing.



HGV fire on Shavington Bypass

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2020 - 07:46
  • Location:
    Shavington Bypass
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe

At around 7.50am firefighters were called following reports of a fire involving a HGV.

On arrival crews discovered that the brakes of the HGV were overheating.

Firefighters used one hose reel jet to cool off the brakes and closed lane one.

An inspection of the lorry then took place.

Crews left the area around 40 minutes later.