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Small fire in Runcorn garage

  • Time of Incident:
    22/10/2020 - 16:45
  • Location:
    Clayton Crescent, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

At 4.45pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire involving a garage in Clayton Crescent, Runcorn.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire inside a single garage.

Firefighters use a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They then damped the area affected by it down to make it safe.

Temperatures were monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


Tractor on fire in Sproston, near Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    22/10/2020 - 14:32
  • Location:
    Holmes Chapel Road, Sproston, near Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Middlewich and one from Holmes Chapel

At around 2.30pm firefighters were informed of a tractor being on fire in a farmer's field off Holmes Chapel Road in Sproston, near Northwich.

On arrival crews found the tractor well alight.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around an hour and 20 minutes.


Reports of a house fire in Lymm

  • Time of Incident:
    22/10/2020 - 05:29
  • Location:
    Marlfield Avenue, Lymm
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engine attended from Lymm and Altrincham

At around 5.30am firefighters from Lymm and Altrincham were called to reports of a fire at an address on Marlfield Avenue.

On arrival the crews found a fire an overheated coil on a hand held vaping machine which was out on arrival.

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature of the machine, and one person was checked over at the scene by firefighters.

The crews were detained at the scene for around 50 minutes.


Wheelie bin fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/10/2020 - 22:17
  • Location:
    Meteor Crescent, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

At around 10.20pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the open in Meteor Crescent, Warrington.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire involved a wheelie bin which had been deliberately set alight.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.

Anyone with information about how the fire started should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML 833427, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For advice on how to prevent wheelie bin fires visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/wheelie-bin-fire-safety.


Small fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    21/10/2020 - 20:25
  • Location:
    Thornton Road, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a small fire involving a quantity of rubbish on Thornton Road, Ellesmere Port.

The crew were detained at the scene for around 15 minutes.


Smoke billowing from a flat in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    21/10/2020 - 18:18
  • Location:
    City Road, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Chester and Powey Lane

At around 6.20pm firefighters from Chester and Powey Lane were dispatched to reports of a fire in a flat on City Road in Chester.

On arrival at the address crews could see smoke coming from a third floor window.

There was no response from the occupant, so firefighter forced entry into the address and once inside they found that the property was heavily smoke logged due to burnt cooking.

One man was escorted from the address and given oxygen as a precautionary measure. He was then passed to the care of paramedics.

The crews then used a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.

Firefighters were detained at the address for around one hour and 40 minutes.


Small fire in the open in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    21/10/2020 - 17:59
  • Location:
    Bold Street, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a small fire involving a quantity of rubbish on Bold Street in Runcorn.

The crew were detained at the scene for around 15 minutes.

Two-vehicle-collision in Gawsworth

  • Time of Incident:
    21/10/2020 - 06:20
  • Location:
    Congleton Road, Gawsworth
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Macclesfield

Firefighters were called to reports of a collision between a lorry and a car on Congleton Road in Gawsworth.

One person inside the car was trapped and believed to have sustained serious injuries.

Crews worked alongside paramedics to safely remove the man from the vehicle using spreaders, rams and tools. 

He was then handed into the care of the ambulance service. 


Cat rescued from tree in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/10/2020 - 22:29
  • Location:
    St Asaph Drive, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Fire crews attended to reports of a cat stuck in a tree near St Asaph Drive in Warrington.

Firefighters used a ladder to reach the cat and bring it safely down.




Small fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    20/10/2020 - 16:36
  • Location:
    Bold Street, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters used a hose reel to put out uncontrolled burning on Bold Street in Runcorn.


Two-vehicle-collision in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    20/10/2020 - 14:16
  • Location:
    Caldy Valley Road, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Powey Lane and one from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called to a collision at the junction of Caldy Valley Road and White Meadow in Chester.

The collision involves a car and a motorbike.

Crews made the vehicle safe.

A man, the rider of the motorbike, was handed into the care of paramedics.



Large fire in farmer's field in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    19/10/2020 - 23:05
  • Location:
    Mannings Lane, Hoole, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Six fire engines, including relief crews, attended - one from Chester, two from Ellesmere Port, one from Powey Lane, one from Malpas and one from Penketh

Shortly after 11pm on Monday 19 October firefighters were informed of a large fire in Mannings Lane, Hoole, Chester.

Two fire engines were dispatched to the scene.

On arrival the crews discovered that the fire involved a large amount of bailed hay in a farmer's field.

A water supply was established and over subsequent hours firefighters brought the fire under control using a main jet and a hose reel jet.

There were deep-seated pockets of fire.

The following morning, Tuesday 20 October, a significant amount of water was put on the hay bales and a hose reel jet and a lance was used to tackle the fire from within.

A ground monitor was also used.

A thermal imaging camera enabled firefighters to look for hotspots.

As the day progressed a main jet was used.

Specialist equipment was utilised for manoeuvring hale bales so that firefighters could access seats of fire.

In the evening and through the night, firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to look for hotspots and two main jets to damp them down.

The following morning, Wednesday 21 October, firefighters again used two main jets, a ground monitor and a thermal imaging camera to deal with the incident.

Inspections were carried out and hotspots were damped down.

At around 6pm the farmer began using farm machinery to move the remaining hay.

As they did so firefighters damped down hotspots that were exposed.

The farmer spread the hay that was affected by the fire across the field.

The following morning, Thursday 22 October, an inspection carried out with a thermal imaging camera showed that the fire was fully out.

Once there were no signs of any hotspots, the incident was handed over to the farmer.

Firefighters left the scene at around 10am.


Small fire at Crewe outdoor market

  • Time of Incident:
    19/10/2020 - 19:15
  • Location:
    Earle Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

At around 7.15pm firefighters were called to reports of a small fire at Crewe outdoor market.

One fire engine from Crewe was dispatched to the scene and on arrival the crew discovered a small fire under the canopy involving a quantity of cardboard.

Firefighters used water to extinguish the fire and were detained at the scene for around 20 minutes.  


Car on fire in Sandbach

  • Time of Incident:
    19/10/2020 - 16:20
  • Location:
    Congleton Road, Sandbach
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Sandbach

At around 4.20pm firefighters were called to reports of a car being on fire on Congleton Road in Sandbach.

On arrival the crew found a saloon car well alight on the roadway.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

They then damped the vehicle down to make it safe.

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


Wood fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    19/10/2020 - 12:25
  • Location:
    Parker Street, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Shortly before 12.30pm firefighters were notified of an outside fire in the Parker Street area of Runcorn.

On arrival the crew discovered that a quantity of wood was being burnt.

The fire measured approximately two square metres.

A decision was taken to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters did so with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.


Smoke alarm activated at domestic property in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    19/10/2020 - 00:36
  • Location:
    Hargreaves Court, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, two from Penketh and one from Widnes

Shortly after 12.30am firefighters were informed of a smoke alarm sounding at a domestic property in Hargreaves Court, Widnes.

On arrival crews discovered that the alarm had been activated by fumes from burnt food.

A large fan was used to clear the fumes from the property.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 20 minutes.

For cooking safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety.


Chimney fire in Shavington

  • Time of Incident:
    18/10/2020 - 22:19
  • Location:
    Osborne Grove, Shavington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

At around 10.20pm firefighters received a report of a chimney fire at a domestic property in Osborne Grove, Shavington.

The crew carried out an inspection using a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters then removed bricks in a bedroom to gain access to the chimney flue.

Hotspots were found in the chimney stack.

A chimney hose and chimney rods were used to make the property safe.

Bricks were removed from the chimney stack.

Once they were satisfied that the property was safe firefighters left the address.

They were in attendance for around an hour and 10 minutes.

For tips on avoiding a chimney fire visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/chimneys.


Small fire involving a plug socket powering a dishwasher in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    18/10/2020 - 20:55
  • Location:
    Hewetson Crescent, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield

Shortly before 9pm firefighters were notified of a fire involving a dishwasher in Hewetson Crescent, Macclesfield.

The small fire involving a plug socket powering the dishwasher was out on arrival.

Firefighters isolated the electricity supply to the socket and monitored its temperature with a thermal imaging camera.

Once the firefighters were satisfied that the property was safe they advised the occupiers to call out an electrician and left the address.

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


Basement fire at large domestic property in Helsby

  • Time of Incident:
    18/10/2020 - 20:45
  • Location:
    Hill Road North, Helsby
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Powey Lane, one from Runcorn and one from Ellesmere Port

At 8.45pm firefighters received a report of a smoke alarm sounding at a domestic property on Hill Road North in Helsby.

On arrival the crew discovered that a fire involving an electrical cupboard in the basement of the large detached property had activated the alarm.

Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus at the property.

The fire was extinguished with an extended hose reel jet.

A large fan was then used to clear smoke from the property.

Firefighters then awaited the arrival of a utility company.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than three-and-a-half hours.


Waste bin well alight in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    18/10/2020 - 20:30
  • Location:
    Burtonwood Road, Great Sankey, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

At 8.30pm firefighters were informed of a fire in the open on Burtonwood Road in Great Sankey, Warrington.

On arrival the crew found a waste bin well alight.

Firefighters put out the fire with water and were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 831097, or give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.