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Unattended cooker fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    16/05/2022 - 15:18
  • Location:
    Lingwell Park, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Penketh and one from Runcorn
A fire caused by leaving cooking unattended left a Lingwell Park property heavily smokelogged. Firefighters used a high pressure fan to clear smoke from the property.

Please follow our kitchen safety advice


Industrial dryer fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    16/05/2022 - 12:43
  • Location:
    Desoto Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes and one from Runcorn
Firefighters put out a fire in an industrial dryer. The crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and then monitored the temperature with a thermal imaging camera until the unit had completely cooled down. On-site personnel ten ran a full dryer process to ensure it remained at normal temperature. The crews were at the incident for approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.


Road traffic collision on M53 south junctions 9 to 10

  • Time of Incident:
    16/05/2022 - 12:12
  • Location:
    M53 southbound between junctions 9 and 10
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine each from Ellesmere Port, Powey Lane and Chester
One person was trapped in a vehicle following a road traffic collision on the M53 southbound. Firefighters used cutting equipment to release the casualty who was then handed into the care of the ambulance service. A second person from the vehicle was able to get out of the vehicle themselves. Only one vehicle was involved in the incident.


Mattress on fire in disused Penketh building

  • Time of Incident:
    15/05/2022 - 19:29
  • Location:
    South Lane, Penketh, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Penketh

Deliberate ignition is suspected to be the cause of a fire in a disused building. Firefighters informed police of the nature of the fire and used a hose reel jet to put it out. A thermal imaging camera was then used to monitor the temperature and check there was no heat spread.


Wheelbarrow on fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    15/05/2022 - 18:11
  • Location:
    Dunwoody Way, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Crewe

Another suspected case of arson in the county as firefighters put out a fire in a wheelbarrow on Dunwoody Way. The wheelbarrow contained branches on fire which was put out using a hosereel jet. The crew asked police to attend due to the suspected deliberate ignition.


Bin fire in Warrington park

  • Time of Incident:
    15/05/2022 - 17:07
  • Location:
    Brathay Close, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington

Deliberate ignition is suspected as the cause of a bin fire in a Warrington park. The crew put out the fire and asked for police to attend due to potential arson.


Fire in the open in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    15/05/2022 - 16:42
  • Location:
    Milton Avenue, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes

A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out a small fire in the open.


Car on fire in Weston, Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    15/05/2022 - 14:06
  • Location:
    Weston Road, Weston,Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Alsager

A car was well alight on Weston Road. Police closed the affected side of the road while firefighters in breathing apparatus tackled the blaze using a hose reel jet.


Fire in the open in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2022 - 20:12
  • Location:
    Station Road, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine

Hand appliances were used by firefighters to put out a small fire on Station Road. It is suspected the fire was started deliberately and anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Fire on Warrington recreation ground

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2022 - 19:51
  • Location:
    Bridgewater Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington

A small fire in the recreation ground on Bridgewater Avenue was put out by firefighters. The crew reported the incident to police as it is believed the fire was started deliberately.


Fire in Lymm allotments

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2022 - 19:09
  • Location:
    Reddish Lane, Lymm
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Lymm

A small fire in the allotments on Reddish Lane was put out by firefighters using a water backpack. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Rubbish fire affects cars in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2022 - 12:33
  • Location:
    Moss Lane, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Wilmslow

A small rubbish fire spread to cause heat damage to cars nearby. The fire covered approximately 10 metres by 10 metres and was put out by firefighters using a hose reel jet. They then dampened the surrounding area down.


Fire left unattended in Delamere Forest

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2022 - 08:36
  • Location:
    Station Road, Delamere, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Chester
A small fire had been lit and left unattended in the forest. The fire was out on arrival but firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check there was no danger of fire spread. They also dug down approximately one foot of surrounding area and used water to damp down. 


Vehicle fire on M6 south junctions 19-18

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2022 - 02:34
  • Location:
    M6 south between junctions 19 and 18
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Knutsford, one from Lymm and one from Sandbach
A bin was on fire on the back of a maintenance vehicle. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to damp down the vehicle and a thermal imaging camera to monitor for fire spread.


Car fire in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2022 - 22:57
  • Location:
    Ainslie Way, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
A car was well alight on Ainslie Way causing a backlog of traffic. A firefighter in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the flames and damp down. Police were informed for traffic management.


Bonfire left unattended in Millington

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2022 - 20:59
  • Location:
    Reddy Lane, Millington near Altrincham
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines- one from Lymm and one from Greater Manchester FRS
A controlled burning had been left unattended and was spreading. A hose reel jet was used to put out the flames.


Trees on fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2022 - 18:39
  • Location:
    Manor Park, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Runcorn and one from Widnes
Trees were on fire next to a building in Manor Park. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the flames.


Chimney fire in Rudheath

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2022 - 18:33
  • Location:
    Middlewich Road, Rudheath, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Northwich
A fire crew tackled a chimney fire at a property on Middlewich Road. The firefighters then monitored the loft space using a thermal imaging camera to ensure there had been no heat spread.

Please follow our chimney safety advice


Industrial bin fire in Little Sutton

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2022 - 18:00
  • Location:
    Smithy Lane, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Ellesmere Port
Deliberate ignition is suspected as the cause of an industrial bin on fire in Little Sutton. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.


Wheelie bins on fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2022 - 17:21
  • Location:
    Rolls Avenue, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Crewe
Two wheelie bins were involved in a fire on Rolls Avenue. A water backpack was used by firefighters to extinguish the flames and they then informed police as it is believed the fire was started deliberately.