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ONGOING - Campervan on fire on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    30/06/2022 - 10:22
  • Location:
    M6 south between junctions 17 and 16
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Holmes Chapel, One from Crewe and one from Congleton attended
Firefighters are currently dealing with a campervan on fire on the M6. Three lanes of the M6 are closed, southbound, and lane four has now been opened to traffic. The camper is well alight and contains a propane cylinder which is involved in the fire. Two hose reels are currently in use at the incident.

For more information about road closures please visit the Highways website.

This incident will be updated when more information becomes available


Small fire in woodland in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    29/06/2022 - 21:08
  • Location:
    Crab Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington
A small fire in woodland was attended by firefighters from Warrington who used a hose reel to extinguish it. It is believed the fire was started accidentally.


Wood on fire outside a building in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    29/06/2022 - 18:20
  • Location:
    East Lane, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Runcorn and one from Widnes
A large quantity of wood and building material was on fire outside a building in Runcorn. The crew established a water supply and used a hose reel to extinguish it. The building was checked for smoke and a thermal imaging camera was used. Police attended and closed the road due to large amounts of smoke in the area.


Trailer on fire in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    29/06/2022 - 18:15
  • Location:
    Knight Street, Macclesfield.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Macclesfield
A small trailer that was on fire was extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel. The trailer contained a propane cylinder which was removed to safety. Police were requested as this fire is thought to have been set deliberately. 

If anyone knows anything about how it may have started then please report it to Cheshire Police by calling 101 or you can report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Car on fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    29/06/2022 - 16:16
  • Location:
    Ireland Street, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington
Firefighters were called to a car which was well alight on a road in Warrington. The crew extinguished the fire with a hose reel and they used absorbent mats to collect fluid from the vehicle.


Hay bale smouldering in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    29/06/2022 - 15:21
  • Location:
    Manchester Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Lymm
A smouldering bale of hay was extinguished with water from a hose reel by firefighters, who also use a tool to drag the hay to extinguish it fully.


Fire in a garden in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    29/06/2022 - 03:13
  • Location:
    London Road, Stapeley
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Nantwich

Approximately three tonnes of garden waste which was on fire in a garden was extinguished by firefighters with a hose reel. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check the area for hot spots of fire before the crew left.


Fire in disused house in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 23:17
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines from Northwich, one from Winsford, one from Lymm and the aerial ladder platform from Lymm along with relief crews from Winsford, Knutsford and Birchwood.

A fire in a disused two storey house in Northwich was attended by firefighters. They used four hose reels to put the fire out and established a water feed. The fire was fully developed and the aerial ladder attended to get water to the building from above and was used to help firefighters remove boards from the roof to allow access to fully extinguish the fire. The building was checked with a thermal imaging camera and a fire investigation to establish the cause will take place. Police attended and closed the road while the incident was dealt with. Relief crews were also required to attend this incident.


Update - 09:15

Beech Road is currently closed due to potential falling debris from the building. Cheshire West and Chester Council building control staff have been informed.


Wheelie bin on fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 21:24
  • Location:
    Montgomery Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes
A fire involving a wheelie bin was extinguished by firefighters who used a hose reel. Police attended this incident as it is believed the fire was started deliberately.


Road traffic collision in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 21:09
  • Location:
    Pillmoss Lane, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Lymm and one from Stockton Heath
Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision with one person physically trapped. They stabilised the vehicle and used a ladder to assist the casualty with getting out of their vehicle. Police attended and closed the road while the incident was dealt with.


Small fire involving horse manure in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 20:22
  • Location:
    Crewe Road, Nantwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Nantwich
A small fire involving horse manure was extinguished by firefighters who used a hose reel. The also needed to turn the manure and check an unaffected pile for temperatures. The cause of the fire is believed to have been combustion.

For advice to help prevent a fire such as this starting please visit our farm safety page on the website.


Small fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 19:19
  • Location:
    Mount Pleasant, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Chester
What3Words enabled firefighters to locate a small fire that had been reported on open land and near a golf course in Chester. The crew went to investigate on foot and found the fire, which they extinguished with water from a backpack.

To download W3W search for “What3Words” in your app store.


Fire in wooded area in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 17:48
  • Location:
    Frank Webb Avenue, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Crewe
A fire in a wooded area was extinguished with water by firefighters. The fire was located in a ditch.


Three vehicle collision in Kelsall

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 17:28
  • Location:
    Stoney Lane, Kelsall, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Northwich and one from Winsford
Emergency services are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision involving two cars and a van. Three people have reportedly been injured in the collision. One person, who was physically trapped in her vehicle, has been extricated and is currently being treated by an air ambulance crew.

UPDATE 18:46

One casualty has now been taken to hospital via air ambulance and the incident has been handed over to Cheshire Police.


Road traffic collision in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 17:20
  • Location:
    Middlewich Road, Knutsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Knutsford and one from Lymm
A road traffic collision involving three vehicles was attended by firefighters. All occupants were out of their vehicles and the crew gave first aid to two people as a precaution. The vehicles were made safe by the crew who also used environmental pads to absorb liquid leaking from the vehicles at the scene. Police attended and closed the road while the incident was dealt with.


Sofa on fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 15:01
  • Location:
    Winifred Street, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington
Firefighters were called to a small fire in a back garden involving a sofa and used a hose reel to extinguish it. 


Fire in tree in Disley

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 11:27
  • Location:
    Lyme Park, Disley
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Poynton
A fire involving a tree was extinguished by firefighters who used a hose reel.


Small fire in the open in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 11:03
  • Location:
    Aston Road, Norley, Frodsham
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Chester
Firefighters were called to extinguish a small fire in the open. They used a hose reel at the incident along with a thermal imaging camera to check the fire was extinguished. A portable pump was required to get water to the area.


Car on fire in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 10:00
  • Location:
    Britannia Drive, Middlewich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Winsford
Firefighters were called to a car on fire on a car park in Middlewich. They used a hose reel to extinguish it.


HGV leaking diesel on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    28/06/2022 - 09:01
  • Location:
    M6 north between junctions 18 and 19
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Middlewich, one from Sandbach and one from Lymm

A vehicle that was leaking diesel on the M6 required firefighters to attend to try and stem the leak. They used a dam to collect the fuel in and prevent it from entering drains. A recovery service attended to pump the remaining fuel from the ruptured tank.