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Shed fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2021 - 16:48
  • Location:
    Church Street, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Chester
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving a garden shed on Church Street in Chester, The fire had also spread to a nearby tree.

After extinguishing the fire the crews used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.

Firefighters were detained at the scene for around 50 minutes.


Two vehicle collision near Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    18/09/2021 - 20:52
  • Location:
    Duddon Road, Duddon, near Tarporley.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, two from Chester and one from Tarporley

At 8.52pm firefighters from Chester and Tarporley were dispatched to reports of a collision on the A51 Duddon Road in Duddon near Tarporley.


On arrival at the scene they found there had been a collision involving two cars and one person was medically trapped as a result of the incident.


Firefighter used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof of the car and release the casualty, who was then passed to the care of paramedics. 


Three people were taken to hospital at as result of the collision.


Firefighters were in attendance at the scene for around one hour.





Reports of a car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    18/09/2021 - 17:55
  • Location:
    Greenings Court, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Shortly before 6pm firefighters were called to reports of a car fire on Greenings Court, Warrington. 

On arrival at the scene the crew found that the vehicle was not on fire, but that the engine had blown causing heavy smoke.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to cool the engine and were detained at the scene for around 20 minutes.


Tree fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    18/09/2021 - 17:21
  • Location:
    Wellfield, Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a conifer tree which was well alight in a garden in Winsford. 

The crew were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


Two garden fires in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    18/09/2021 - 16:11
  • Location:
    Hillside Drive, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
Firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish two small garden fires on Hillside Deice in Ellesmere Port.

The crew were detained at the scene for around 30 minutes.


Rescue of a person in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    18/09/2021 - 23:55
  • Location:
    Canal Street, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Firefighters used a seven metre ladder to rescue a woman who has fallen into the water on canal street, Runcorn.

The woman is not reported to have sustained any injuries.

The crew were in attendance for around 30 minutes.


ONGOING || Barn fire in Darnhall

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2021 - 01:39
  • Location:
    Hall Lane, Darnhall, near Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    Eight fire engine attended from Winsford, Chester, Tarporley, Northwich, Middlewich, Nantwich, Crewe and Holmes Chapel. Along with an Aerial Platform froom Chester.

Update 2.30am

Barn fire in DarnhallAt around 1.40am firefighters from Winsford, Chester and Tarporley were dispatched to reports of a fire in an outbuilding on Hall Lane in Darnhall. 

On arrival the crews found two steel frames barn measuring around 20 metres by 100 metres which were both well alight. Each building is believed to contain around 180 tonnes of hay.

An additional five pumps from Northwich, Middlewich, Nantwich, Crewe and Holmes Chapel were called to the scene along with an aerial Platform from Chester.

Barn fire in DarnhallFirefighters have split the building into sectors and are using hose reel jets to tackle the fire.

The crews are also helping to evacuate a number of animals from nearby barns and outbuilding. 

Firefighters are expected to remain in attendance at the scene for several hours and residents living nearby are advised to keep their windows and doors closed.

There are no reports of any injuries at the current time. 

Update 9.00am

Crews have been working hard throughout the night to tackle the fire and prevent it from spreading to any adjacent buildings.

Firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus, have been using hose reel jets and main jets to help extinguish the fire. 

They have also used thermal imaging cameras to monitor the temperature of the fire and nearby buildings.

Crews have helped the landowner to move approximately 400 animals to safety. 

The incident has now been reduced to two fire engines, and crews from Alsager and Audlem remain in attendance at the scene.

Firefighters are expected to remain in attendance at the scene for several hours.

Update 6.00pm

Firefighters have been present at the scene throughout the day. 

The crews have been using hose reel jets and ground monitors to dampen down and a  thermal imaging camera to monitor the temperature of the straw.

A digger has also been used to removed all of the straw from the barn.

Firefighters have cleared one of the barns so far and are now in the process of emptying the second.

Crews expect to remain in attendance at the incident throughout the night.

Update 8.30am on 20 September

Fire engines were reduced to one pump overnight and ground monitors were placed around the affected areas which crews kept watch.

The crew used handeld water branches to damp down the affected area and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

Once it was light, crews continued with digging out the area and they continued to damp down the hay that was removed from the barns.


Two vehicle collision on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    18/09/2021 - 06:27
  • Location:
    M6 Southbound between junctions 17 and 16
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended from Crewe, Sandbach and Alsager. Along with the Major Rescue Unit from Winsford,

At around 6.30am firefighters from Crewe, Sandbach and Alsager, along with the Major Rescue Unit from Winsford,  were dispatched to reports of a collision on the M6 Southbound between junctions 17 and 16.

On arrival at the scene the crews found the collision involved a saloon car and a HGV.

Two lanes of the carriageway were temporarily closed while firefighters made the vehicles safe.

There were no reports of any serious injuries, although one person was treated by paramedics.

The crew were detained at the scene for around 40 minutes.



Garden fire in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    17/09/2021 - 22:54
  • Location:
    Millfield Mews, Nantwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Nantwich
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a small garden fire on Millfield Mews, Nantwich.

The crew were detained at the scene for around 20 minutes.


Man trapped in a van in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    17/09/2021 - 15:58
  • Location:
    Broken Cross, Macclesfield.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield
At around 4pm firefighters were called to reports of a man trapped in a van in Macclesfield. 

One crew attended the scene and found that a man had become trapped in the back of the van after the wind slammed the door shut.

After assessing the situation, the only way for firefighters to release the man was to use cutting equipment to make a hole in the back of the vehicle and rescue him.

Firefighters were detained at the scene for around 20 minutes.


Collision on the M56

  • Time of Incident:
    17/09/2021 - 14:49
  • Location:
    M56 Eastbound between junctions 12 and 14.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended from Frodsham, Runcorn and Powey Lane.
Firefighters helped to release a man who was medically trapped in his vehicle following a multi-vehicle collision on the M56.

The Crews were detained at the scene for around one hour.


Skip fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    17/09/2021 - 11:24
  • Location:
    Browning Avenue, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters were called to a skip fire on a driveway at an address in Browning Avenue, Widnes.

The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the fire which is believed to have been accidental.


Smoke issuing from flat in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    17/09/2021 - 00:02
  • Location:
    Farrell Street, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood. One fire engine attended from Penketh.

Firefighters were called to flats in Farrell Street, Warrington following reports of smoke issuing from one of the flats.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet. The smoke was caused by a pan of burnt food left on the cooker. Crews used a large fan to disperse the smoke.


Small fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 22:23
  • Location:
    Queensbury Way, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

Firefighters were called to a small fire in a park in Queensbury Way, Widnes.

The crew used a water backpack to put out the fire which is believed to have been started deliberately.


Bathroom fire in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 22:20
  • Location:
    Howey Lane, Frodsham.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn. One fire engine attended from Widnes. One fire engine attended from Powey Lane.

Firefighters were called to an address in Howey Lane, Frodsham following reports of a bathroom fire.

Everyone was accounted for. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the fire, which was located in the shower, and isolated the electrics.

They used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots in the property and used a large fan to disperse the smoke.


Bin fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 21:28
  • Location:
    Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called to a bin fire in Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.

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


Bin chute fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 20:16
  • Location:
    Stuart Place, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    five fire engine attended, two from Chester and one from Powey Lane, Ellesmere Port and Deeside. The aerial ladder platform also attended.

Firefighters were called to a bin chute fire at flats in Stuart Place, Chester.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

They then used a thermal imaging camera to check for fire spread.


Small fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 20:13
  • Location:
    Centurion Row, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters were called to a rubbish fire in Centurion Row, Runcorn.

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


Small fire in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 16:42
  • Location:
    Hayes Crescent, Frodsham
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Frodsham
Firefighters extinguished a fire using water that was burning at a property on Hayes Crescent.


Digger fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    16/09/2021 - 15:01
  • Location:
    Barlow Way, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Runcorn and one from Widnes

Firefighters attended to a fire involving a digger well alight at an industrial premises on Barlow Way.

Wearing one breathing apparatus, crews used to hose reel jets to put out the flames.

The area was then dampened down.

Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour.