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Car fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    18/03/2019 - 12:41
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
Firefighters were called to a car on fire in Chester Road, Northwich. Crews used a hose reel on the car which was emitting smoke from the bonnet. The car was in lane one of the A556 near to its junction with Norley Road. The lane was blocked until the car could be recovered.

Collision in Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    18/03/2019 - 11:36
  • Location:
    Beech Lane, Tarporley.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Firefighters attended a one vehicle collision in Beech Lane, Tarporley. A car had collided with a house. A man was treated for injuries believed to be minor by paramedics and was taken to hospital as a precaution. Crews inspected the damage and made the vehicle safer.

Flooding in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    18/03/2019 - 09:53
  • Location:
    Burleyhurst Lane, Knutsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Knutsford
Firefighters were called to two properties in Burleyhurst Lane in Knutsford following reports of flooding. Firefighters used a pump to drain a culvert at on house and then reposition the put to drain the water from the property into a nearby brook.

Empty flat fire in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    18/03/2019 - 08:56
  • Location:
    Wheelock Street, Middlewich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Middlewich. One fire engine attended from Wisnford.
Firefighters were called to an empty first floor flat above an empty shop in Wheelock Street in Middlewich following reports of a fire. Crews gained entry to the flat and used two breathing apparatus and a hose reel to put our the fire which involved paper.

HGV fire on M56

  • Time of Incident:
    18/03/2019 - 07:13
  • Location:
    M56 eastbound between J12-J11
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn and one fire engine attended from Penketh
Fire crews attended to a fire involving a HGV on the M56 eastbound between junction 12 to junction 11.

The fire was located in the wheel arch of the trailer and crews used a hose reel to put it out.

Crews then remained at the scene until the wheel arch had cooled down.

Bin fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    18/03/2019 - 02:53
  • Location:
    Grangemoor, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish a bin and fence on fire on Grangemoor in Runcorn.

Read our safety advice on how to ensure your bin is fire safe https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/campaigns/awareness-campaigns/wheelie-bin-fire-safety


Washing machine fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    17/03/2019 - 14:41
  • Location:
    Church Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood
Fire crews attended to a fire at a house on Church Lane in Warrington involving a washing machine.

Crews, wearing two breathing apparatus, used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

Firefighters dampened down the area and check for hot spots before removing the washing machine and tumble dryer from the utility room.

Vehicle fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    17/03/2019 - 10:22
  • Location:
    Prunus Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
Firefighters attended to a vehicle fire in Prunus Road in Crewe.

The fire was out when crews arrived but to ensure the area was safe they used a hose reel and a thermal imaging camera.


Fire in a domestic property in Poynton

  • Time of Incident:
    16/03/2019 - 19:54
  • Location:
    Lower Park Road, Poynton
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Poynton and one from Stockport in Greater Manchester
Shortly before 8pm firefighters were called to a report of smoke at a domestic property in Lower Park Road, Poynton.
On arrivals crews crews discovered a fire caused by dry timber being stacked at the side of a wood-burning stove.
There was slight smoke logging in the property.
Firefighters removed the logs from the heat source using a bucket and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.
For tips on avoiding a fire involving a wood-burning stove visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/wood-burning-stoves.

Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    16/03/2019 - 13:41
  • Location:
    Winwick Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Shortly after 1.40pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Lightcliffe Skoda's car park on Winwick Road in Warrington.
On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire involving a car's engine.
Firefighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and made the vehicle safe.
They were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

Car fire in Hankelow

  • Time of Incident:
    16/03/2019 - 12:21
  • Location:
    Hall Lane, Hankelow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Audlem
Shortly after 12.20pm firefighters were called to a report of a car being on fire in Hankleow.
On arrival at Hankelow Hall on Hall Lane the crew found a saloon car well alight.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

Two-car collision in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    16/03/2019 - 08:59
  • Location:
    Earle Street, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
At around 9am firefighters were called to reports of a collision in Earle Street in Crewe.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved two cars.
Firefighters helped a casualty get out of one of the cars before handing them over to the care of paramedics.
Police also attended the incident.
The fire crews made the two vehicles safe.

Three-car collision on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    16/03/2019 - 08:39
  • Location:
    M6, between junctions 21 and 21A
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Penketh, one from Birchwood, one from Knutsford and one from Trafford in Greater Manchester
Shortly after 8.30am firefighters were called to reports of a collision on the M6 between junctions 21 and 21A.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision near to the Woolston junction involved three cars and that no-one was trapped inside any of them.
Firefighters made the vehicles safe as everyone involved in the collision were assessed by paramedics.
No-one is believed to have been injured as a result of the collision.
The crews removed the cars from the carriageway, with assistance from the police.
Firefighters then left the incident in the hands of the police and Highways England.
Fire crews were in attendance for around an hour.

Smoke logged kitchen in Handforth

  • Time of Incident:
    15/03/2019 - 21:21
  • Location:
    Knowle Park, Handforth
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Wilmslow and one from Stockport in Greater Manchester
Shortly before 9.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a smoke alarm sounding at a domestic property in Knowle Park, Handforth.
On arrival crews discovered that the mid-terraced property's kitchen was smoke logged as a result of cooking food having been left unattended.
Firefighters cleared the smoke from the property and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and make sure that the kitchen was safe.
They also assessed the occupier to make sure that she was not suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.
Firefighters were in attendance for less than an hour.
For cooking safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety.

Small fire in a playground in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    15/03/2019 - 20:30
  • Location:
    Upton Rocks Park, Lanark Gardens, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
At around 8.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a playground in Lanark Gardens, Widnes.
On arrival at Upton Rocks Park the crew discovered that it was a small fire.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.
Police also attended.

Cooker fire in Crewe flat

  • Time of Incident:
    15/03/2019 - 11:01
  • Location:
    Stalbridge Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
Firefighters attended a ground floor flat following reports of a fire involving a cooker. 

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

A covering jet was also set up and once the fire was out a large fan was used to disperse the smoke. 

A woman was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

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

Motorbike fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    14/03/2019 - 22:06
  • Location:
    Liverpool Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Fire crews were called to a motorbike fire on Liverpool Road, Widnes. The bike was well alight on arrival of the crews and they used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. If you have any information about the fire then please contact Cheshire Police.

Chimney fire in Malpas

  • Time of Incident:
    14/03/2019 - 20:00
  • Location:
    Post Office Lane, Malpas
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Malpas
Firefighters were called to a chimney fire on Post Office Lane, Malpas. Crews used chimney rods and ladders to attack the fire and extinguish it.

Chimney fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    14/03/2019 - 18:34
  • Location:
    Cromwell Road, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Fire crews were called to a chimney fire on Cromwell Road, Northwich. Crews used chimney rods to put out the embers in the chimney.

Kitchen fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    14/03/2019 - 09:25
  • Location:
    Castle Green, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Penketh.
Shortly before 9.30am Firefighters from Warrington and Penketh were dispatched to reports of a domestic building fire on Castle Green, Burtonwood and Westbrook. 

On arrival at the scene the team discovered a fire in the kitchen area of the building.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The team then used a large fan to clear the smoke from the property.

One casualty was treated at the scene by paramedics for smoke inhalation and the team were detained at the scene for approximately 50 minutes.