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Commercial vehicle on fire at Gawsworth

  • Time of Incident:
    17/08/2022 - 14:33
  • Location:
    Harbour Lane, Gawsworth
  • Attendance:
    Fire engines from Congleton and Macclesfield
Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel water jet and specialist tools to extinguish a small low-loader vehicle. There was slight damage to a nearby building. They were at the scene for about 90 minutes.


Report of fire in high rise flats

  • Time of Incident:
    17/08/2022 - 07:31
  • Location:
    Glyn Garth, Blacon, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Fire engines from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Powey Lane and Runcorn, plus an aerial ladder platform
Crews were called to reports of a fire on the seventh floor of the Glyn Garth block of flats in Blacon. Initially it was believed the flat was occupied, but upon entering the firefighters found the flat to be empty. They used a water jet to extinguish a fire involving smoking materials and waste, then cleared the flat and landing areas of smoke.


Person rescued following road traffic collision in Beeston

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 23:46
  • Location:
    Bates Mill Lane, Beeston, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines from Chester, Tarporley and Malpas
Crews were called to a report of a road traffic collision shortly before midnight, involving one vehicle in collision with a hedgerow. One casualty was trapped in the car and owing to the nature of their injuries, the Service's Medical Director was called to the scene to direct firefighters on their safety extrication. A specialist towing vehicle and equipment was used to winch the car to a safe position to enable the casualty to be removed. They were then passed into the care of paramedics. Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and 10 minutes.


Report of flat fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 22:19
  • Location:
    Grange Road, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Chester
Firefighters were called to a report of a flat fire in Chester. On arrival they found it to be heavily smoke logged, as a result of a cooker being left unattended. They used a large fan to clear the smoke from the flat. For cooking safety advice, visit: Kitchen fire safety (cheshirefire.gov.uk)


Wheelie bin set on fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 20:56
  • Location:
    Hume Street, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington
Firefighters used a hose reel water jet to put out a wheelie bin on fire on a railway embankment. The fire is believed to have started deliberately. Anyone with information should call Cheshire Police on 101.


Small fire in Widnes field

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 20:17
  • Location:
    St Mary's Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes
Firefighters used a bucket of water to put out a small area of grass on fire, thought to have been started deliberately.


Bin set alight in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 19:30
  • Location:
    Lower Church Street, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Runcorn
Firefighters used a water back pack to put out a bin on fire, thought to have been set alight by a group of young people seen running away when they arrived. Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101.


Disposable barbecue fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 16:48
  • Location:
    Leicester Street, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Northwich
Firefighters used a water back pack extinguisher to put out a small fire involving a disposable barbecue and shrub, close to a supermarket petrol station. For further information about barbecue safety, visit: Barbecue Safety (cheshirefire.gov.uk)


Car fire on the M62

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 15:45
  • Location:
    M62 Eastbound at Winwick
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel water het to put out a fire in the engine of a car. Two lanes of the motorway were closed during the incident.


Barn fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 13:50
  • Location:
    Halebank Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines from Widnes, Runcorn and Penketh and an aerial platform from and support pump from Chester
Crews were called to a report of a fire involving the ground floor and roof space of a barn building in Halebank. The building measured 10m x 20m and on arrival they found the fire to be well developed. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel water jets, the aerial ladder platform and specialist tools to remove roof tiles to tackle the blaze, which they prevented from spreading to neighbouring buildings. The police attended to help manage traffic in the area and maintain a cordon owing to the risk of partial collapse of the building. Crews remained at the scene of until 19:00 damping down and checking for hotspots.


Hedge fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    16/08/2022 - 13:22
  • Location:
    The Peppers, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Lymm
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a hedge row on fire.


House fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 18:36
  • Location:
    Kings Road, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Ellesmere Port and one fire engine from Powey Lane.
Crews were called to a house fire where smoke was seen to be coming from an electrical unit inside the property. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, one dry powder extinguisher, and one hose reel jet. Two people were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.


Small fire in the open in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 18:19
  • Location:
    Marryat Close, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
A water backpack was used to extinguish a small camp fire.

Small fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 17:37
  • Location:
    Moorfield Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters used water and beaters to extinguish a small fire in a wooded area off Moorfield Road.

Outbuilding building fire in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 15:58
  • Location:
    Ashton Drive, Frodsham.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Runcorn and one fire engine from Widnes attended.
Crews were called to a fire involving two outbuildings on Ashton Drive. Firefighters used one hose reel jet and two sets of breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera was used to monitor temperatures for further signs of ignition.

Small fire in the open in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 15:46
  • Location:
    Longridge, Knutsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended.
Firefighters have extinguished a small fire involving twigs and branches at the foot of a tree. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Small fire in the open in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 10:23
  • Location:
    Longridge, Knutsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Lymm
A water backpack was used to extinguish a small fire involving a tree stump.

Motorbike on fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    15/08/2022 - 01:39
  • Location:
    Alfred Street, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
A water backpack was used to extinguish a motorbike on fire.


Wheelie bins on fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    14/08/2022 - 22:45
  • Location:
    Sandymoor Lane, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended
A hose reel jet was used to extinguish a fire involving two wheelie bins. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.


Bin fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    14/08/2022 - 22:31
  • Location:
    Otterburn Street, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a fire involving two bins.