Time of Incident: 12/05/2021 - 08:51
Location: Daresbury Park, Daresbury, near Runcorn
Attendance: Two fire engines attended, one from Runcorn and one from Warrington
At around 8.50am firefighters were called to reports of a smell of burning and a smoke alarm sounding at a business building in Daresbury Park, Daresbury, near Runcorn.
The building was evacuated and firefighters inspected it with a thermal imaging camera, looking for hotspots.
They found no signs of fire and traced the source of the burning smell to a battery pack within a computer server.
It is believed to have overheated.
The electricity supply to the server was isolated by office staff.
Firefighters inspected a void above a false ceiling with a thermal imaging camera.
Once they were satisfied that the building was safe firefighters left the premises.
They were in attendance for around half-an-hour.