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Fire on a railway embankment near Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    04/04/2020 - 04:09
  • Location:
    Hare Lane, Guilden Sutton, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Chester and Ellesmere Port
Shortly after 4am firefighters were called to reports of a fire on a railway embankment in Guilden Sutton,

Crews from Chester and Ellesmere Port attended the scene and on arrival they found fire on the embankment which was around 5 metres by 5 metres.

Firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around two hours.

Garden fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    04/04/2020 - 03:38
  • Location:
    Leaf Lane, Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
At around 3.40pm firefighters were dispatched to reports of a garden fire on Leaf Lane, Winsford.

On arrival the crew found a wheelie bin which was well alight, the fire had also spread to a nearby garden fence.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze and were in attendance at the incident for around 30 minutes.

The cause of the fire is believed to be a disposable barbeque which had been put in the bin earlier in the night. Advice was provided to the homeowner.

Car fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    04/04/2020 - 03:35
  • Location:
    Chiltern Way, Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford

At around 3.30am firefighters were called to reports of a car fire on Chiltern Way, Winsford.

On arrival the crew found a car which is believed to have been deliberately set alight on a driveway.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around one hour and 15 minutes.

Anyone with any information into the cause of the fire is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 674486 or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Wheelie bin fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 22:01
  • Location:
    Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a wheelie bin which had been deliberately set alight on Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.

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

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


Fire in the open in Prestbury

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 18:55
  • Location:
    Macclesfield Road, Prestbury.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Bollington
Shortly before 7pm firefighters from Bollington were dispatched to a fire at a golf club in Prestbury.

On arrival at the scene the crew discovered a fire in the open which was  some distance from the nearby road.

Firefighters proceeded to the fire on foot and used a water pump to pump water from a nearby stream to extinguish the fire.

The crew were in attendance at the scene for around one hour.

Grill pan fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 18:17
  • Location:
    Flatt Lane, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

At around  6.15pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a kitchen in Ellesmere Port.

On arrival the crew found the fire involved a grill pan. Firefighters used a fire blanket to extinguish the fire and removed the grill pan from the property.

The crew were in attendance at the address for around 15 minutes.

For more information and advice about kitchen fire safety visit: https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety


Tree fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 17:45
  • Location:
    Danefield Road, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
At 5.45pm firefighters from Northwich were called to reports of a fire in the open on Danefields Road.

On arrival the crew found a large tree which was well alight.

Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were detained at the scene for around one hour and 20 minutes.

Calf stuck in Chester canal

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 16:37
  • Location:
    Croughton Road, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Powey Lane and one from Lymm

Crews received a report of a calf stuck in the canal water on Croughton Road in Chester.

Firefighters initially liaised with the farmer to devise a plan on how to safely rescue the calf.

However the calf was quickly and safely removed from the water by the farmer.

Fire crews were at the scene in-case the farmer did require additional support. 


Grassland fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 13:33
  • Location:
    Stanley Park Drive, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

Firefighters attended to a fire involving grassland on Stanley Park Drive in Chester.

A hose reel jet was used to put out the fire.


Casualty taken to hospital following a fire at a house in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 07:20
  • Location:
    Graylag Close, Beechwood, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, from Runcorn, Widnes and Frodsham

At around 7.20am firefighters were called to reports of a smoke alarm sounding at an occupied semi-detached house in Graylag Close, Beechwood, Runcorn.

Crews from Runcorn, Widnes and Frodsham attended and discovered that fire inside the address had activated the alarm.

A team of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus got a woman out of the house after forcing entry to the property.

They administered first aid to the casualty before handing her over to the care of paramedics.

She was subsequently taken to hospital in an ambulance.

An air ambulance attended but ended up not being required.

Whilst one team of firefighters were dealing with the casualty, a cordon was set up and the gas and electricity supplies to the house were isolated as four other firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought fire with two hose reel jets.

Once the fire was under control a large fan was used to clear smoke from the address.

Firefighters left the scene once they were satisfied that fire was fully out and the address and neighbouring properties were safe.

They had checked that fire had not spread to neighbouring properties.

Firefighters were in attendance for nearly three hours.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.


Car well alight in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 06:17
  • Location:
    Gresty Terrace, Sydney, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

At around 6.15am firefighters were called to reports of a car being on fire on the roadway in Gresty Terrace, Sydney, Crewe.

On arrival the crew found the vehicle well alight.

The fire had also damaged the car parked in front of it.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 50 minutes.

Police also attended.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 673715, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


People carrier fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    03/04/2020 - 01:04
  • Location:
    Austin Close, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford

Shortly after 1am firefighters were called to reports of a car fire in Austin Close, Winsford.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire involved the engine compartment of a people carrier.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and were in attendance for around 40 minutes.

Police also attended.

It is suspected that the fire was started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 673676, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Car on fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    02/04/2020 - 23:25
  • Location:
    A49 Winwick Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Shortly before 11.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a car being on fire on the A49 Winwick Road in Warrington.

On arrival the crew found the diesel-powered BMW well alight near Junction 9 of the M62.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They then damped the car down to make it safe.

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

The fire is believed to have been caused by a vehicle fault.


Two industrial wheelie bins on fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    02/04/2020 - 21:48
  • Location:
    Cromwell Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

At around 9.50pm firefighters received a report of a fire in the open on Cromwell Road in Ellesmere Port.

On arrival the crew found two industrial wheelie bins on fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 15 minutes.


Fire in a back garden in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    02/04/2020 - 19:33
  • Location:
    St Elphins Close, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Shortly after 7.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the back garden of a domestic property in St Elphins Close, Warrington.

The crew used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than half-an-hour.


Horse rescued from a canal in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    02/04/2020 - 18:11
  • Location:
    Bridgewater Canal, Thelwall, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - from Lymm, Knutsford and Bollington - as did a rope rescue unit from Lymm and an animal rescue unit from Bollington

Shortly after 6pm firefighters receive a report of an incident in Thelwall, Warrington, that had left a horse in the Bridgewater Canal.

On arrival crews discovered that a horse rider and a horse had fallen into the canal near Pickering's Bridge.

The woman who had been riding the horse was out of the canal. She was assessed by firefighters and is not believed to have been injured.

The horse in the water did not seem to be injured either.

A rope rescue unit from Lymm and an animal rescue unit from Bollington attended the scene.

A cordon was set up and firefighters got the eight-year-old horse out of the canal with the aid of a farmer's telehandler.

The horse was then handed over to the care of a vet.

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


Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    02/04/2020 - 14:32
  • Location:
    Midland Way, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Shortly after 2.30pm firefighters dealt with a car that had been on fire in Midland Way, Warrington.

The fire on wasteland near to Battersby Lane had already been extinguished by workmen when the crew arrived.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to damp down the inside of the car and make it safe.

Temperatures were monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 67330, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Motorbike fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    02/04/2020 - 02:42
  • Location:
    Cecil Street, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

At around 2.45am firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the open in Cecil Street, Chester.

On arrival the crew found a motorbike well alight.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They then damped the motorbike down to make it safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

Police also attended.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

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


Horse stuck in mud in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    01/04/2020 - 21:15
  • Location:
    Maw Green Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Crewe, one from Lymm, one from Knutsford and one from Bollington - as did an animal rescue unit from Bollington

At 9.15pm firefighters received a report of a horse being stuck in mud in a field off Maw Green Road in Crewe.

Crews, including an animal rescue unit from Bollington, attended.

The unit got the 26-year-old horse out of the mud after it had been sedated by a vet.

A farmer's tractor helped the team to get the horse out of the mud.

The horse was then assessed by the vet.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than three hours.


Skip fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    01/04/2020 - 08:13
  • Location:
    Buckingham Drive, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

Firefighters dealt with a skip that was well alight in Buckingham Drive, Warrington.

The skip was filled with garden waste.

A hose reel jet was used to put out the fire.