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Log burner fire at a cottage in Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2019 - 10:09
  • Location:
    Tirley Lane, Utkinton, Tarporley
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Ellesmere Port, one from Winsford and one from Chester

Shortly after 10am firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a log burner at a cottage in Tirley Lane, Utkinton, Tarporley.

On arrival the log burner was smouldering above a register plate but the fire appeared to be out.

Firefighters checked that the fire had not spread to the thatched roof and the attic.

They also extinguished approximately two inches of embers that were on the register plate and removed the plate from the property.

Firefighters checked for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera and left the address once they were satisfied that it was safe.

They were in attendance for around an hour.


Collision involving two HGVs on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2019 - 07:27
  • Location:
    M6 southbound, between junctions 18 and 17
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, one from Holmes Chapel, one from Middlewich, one from Crewe and one from Sandbach

Shortly before 7.30am firefighters were called to reports of a collision on the M6 southbound, between junctions 18 and 17.

On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved two heavy goods vehicles and that no-one was trapped inside either of them.

They fended off lanes one and two of the motorway as emergency services worked at the scene.

Firefighters also gave first aid to a man who had been involved in the collision and used absorbent pads to soak up engine fluids that had leaked from one of the HGVs.

In addition, they checked the engine's temperature with a thermal imaging camera to make sure that it was safe.

The injured man was handed over to the care of paramedics.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two hours.

Police and Highways England also attended.


Horse stuck in a septic tank in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2019 - 00:14
  • Location:
    Capenhurst Lane, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Powey Lane, one from Lymm, one from Knutsford and one from Bollington - as did the technical rescue unit from Lymm and the animal rescue unit from Bollington

Horse rescue  ChesterAt around 12.15am firefighters were called to a report of a horse being stuck in a septic tank in Capenhurst Lane, Chester.

On arrival crews discovered that the large horse's back legs were stuck in the tank.

A technical rescue unit and an animal rescue unit attended and safety measures were put in place.

The horse was sedated by a vet before being removed from the tank by the rescue teams.

Firefighters then assisted the horse in assessing the horse.

The animal regained consciousness and was standing up before being taken to a horse hospital.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two hours.


Small fire in the open in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 22:48
  • Location:
    Queensway, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

At around 10.45pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Queensway, Widnes.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire involving metal cabling.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with water and were in attendance for more than 15 minutes.


House fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 21:55
  • Location:
    Stockport Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Birchwood, one from Warrington and one from Penketh

Shortly before 10pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a house on Stockport Road, Warrington.

The gas and electricity supplies to the property were isolated and six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fire.

They used two hose reel jets. A covering jet was also set up.

There was fire on both floors of the house.

Firefighters checked neighbouring properties to make sure that the fire had not spread to them.

Once the fire was out firefighters cut away parts of the house that had been damaged, including ceiling, and damped the property down to make it safe.

They used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots and a large fan to clear smoke from the house.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two hours.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.


Small fire in the open in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 21:46
  • Location:
    Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called following reports of two youths throwing things onto a fire in the open in Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port.

The crew found the small fire in the open and used a hose reel jet to put it out.

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


Lorry fire in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 19:37
  • Location:
    A556, Knutsford
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, from Lymm, Stockton Heath and Winsford

Lorry fire on A556Firefighters were called to tackle a lorry on fire on the A556 at Mere, near Knutsford.

They arrived to find that the lorry, which was carrying chocolate, was well alight, and established early on that the driver was out of the vehicle and safe.

The road was shut in both directions while two firefighters each wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish the fire.

A digger was brought in to assist the firefighting by removing the goods from the vehicle.

Crews managed to put the fire out and then damped the vehicle down to make it safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around four-and-a-half hours.


Fire at scrap yard in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 18:46
  • Location:
    Turf Lane, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Macclesfield

At around 6.45pm crews from Macclesfield attended a fire at a car dismantling yard in Turf Lane, Macclesfield.

The fire was large, measuring 6m x 10m, and involved car tyres and other scrap items, producing a lot of black smoke.

The crews used two hose reels to tackle the blaze and a thermal imaging camera to focus on areas that needed particular attention.

They were at the scene for four hours, damping down and checking for hotspots.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

It is suspected that it was started deliberately.

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


Smoke coming from lamp post in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 12:25
  • Location:
    Wilmere Lane, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

Firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a street lamp post in Wilmere Lane, Widnes.

The crew extinguished the fire using dry powder.

The local authority were informed so that the lamp post could be isolated.


Gas leak in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 09:37
  • Location:
    Holmes Chapel Road, Middlewich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Crewe and one from Winsford

Crews attended a gas leak on Holmes Chapel Road in Middlewich.

The area was monitored by firefighters as a precaution and a small number of homes and businesses within 50 metres (the darker pink circle) of the gas leak in Middlewich were evacuated.

The road was closed between Kings Street and Leadsmithy Street in Middlewich and a cordon was put in place preventing access to the wider surrounding area (the lighter pink circle), with road closures on the A54 Holmes Chapel Road from the Salt Cellar roundabout to the Town Bridge traffic lights, and also at King Street.

We advised that the gas was not likely to adversely impact people‚Äôs health but recommended that windows and doors were closed as a precaution.



Lamp post on fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2019 - 00:00
  • Location:
    Wilmere Lane, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Penketh

Firefighters used dry powder to put out a small fire involving a lamp post. The street lamp was showing signs of smoking and charring so the crew put it out. They informed the council and handed over the incident.


Fire at a bungalow in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2019 - 23:40
  • Location:
    King James Court, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - two from Runcorn and one from Widnes

Fire crews attended to reports of a fire at a bungalow on King James Court in Runcorn.

Firefighters, wearing two breathing apparatus, used one hose reel to extinguish the flames. A covering jet was also in place.

A large fan was used to disperse the smoke.

Everyone was accounted for with one person treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

Crews were in attendance for one hour and forty minutes.


One-vehicle collision in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2019 - 21:10
  • Location:
    Stoneley Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe

Crews attended to a road traffic collision involving a car that is believed to have collided with a fence.

The car was not on fire however a hose reel was used to cool the engine and it was then made safe.

No one was trapped inside the car.


Fire alarm activation in Shavington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2019 - 12:34
  • Location:
    Northfield Place, Shavington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
Shortly after 12.30pm firefighters attended reports that a fire alarm had been activated at a residential address in Shavington.
On arrival at the scene the crew found that the alarm activation had been caused by cooking fumes.
Firefighters ventilated the kitchen and conducted checks at the address.
They were in attendance at the address for around 20 minutes.

Reports of a fire at a house in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2019 - 12:32
  • Location:
    Sandwich Drive, Macclesfield.
  • Attendance:
    One fire attended from Macclesfield
At around 12.30pm firefighters from Macclesfield were called to reports of a kitchen fire at an address on Sandwich Drive.
On arrival at the address the crew found that there was no fire. However, the kitchen was heavily smoke logged as a burnt cooking.
Firefighters used a large fan to clear the smoke from the address and were in attendance at the address for around 20 minutes.

Car fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2019 - 21:23
  • Location:
    Hinton Road, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

Firefighters were called to a fire involving a car in Hinton Road, Crewe. Crews used breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature had decreased to a safe level.


One vehicle collision in Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2019 - 20:21
  • Location:
    A54 Badcocks Lane, Tarporley.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Tarporley. One fire engine attended from Malpas. One fire engine Attended from Nantwich

Firefighters were called to a one vehicle collision on the A54 Badcocks Lane, Tarporley. The car had left the carriageway and entered a field.

Paramedics and the fire service doctor treated one casualty at the scene.

Firefighters also assisted with the casualty and used a thermal imaging camera to check the surround area to ensure there were no further casualties.

Crews were there for approximately 30 minutes.


Mobile crane fire in Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2019 - 07:07
  • Location:
    A54, Tarporley
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Chester, one from Northwich, one from Ellesmere Port and one from Powey Lane

Mobile crane fire in TarporleyFire crews attended to reports of a mobile crane on fire on Kelsall Hill in Tarporley.

Wearing two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and two hose reels have been used to put out the fire. The crane was checked using the thermal imaging camera.

The A54 has been closed in both directions with traffic diverting through Tarvin due to fuel leaking onto the carriageway.

Crews were in attendance for four hours and 20 minutes.


Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2019 - 19:22
  • Location:
    Blackbrook Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters attended to a car well alight on Blackbrook Avenue in Warrington.

Wearing one breathing apparatus, a hose reel was used to extinguish the flames.

Crews then dampened the area.


Two-vehicle collision in Handforth

  • Time of Incident:
    18/11/2019 - 16:03
  • Location:
    Wilmslow Road, Handforth
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Wilmslow and one from Manchester

Shortly after 4pm firefighters were called to a report of two-vehicle collision on Wilmslow Road in Handforth.

On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved a van and a car and that no-one was trapped inside either vehicle.

Firefighters made the vehicles safe and were in attendance for more than 20 minutes.