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Road traffic collision M62 at Winwick

  • Time of Incident:
    09/02/2023 - 02:57
  • Location:
    M62 Westbound between J9-8 at Winwick
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Penketh
UPDATE AT 03:30 | Crews were called to reports of a collision between a hatchback and large goods vehicle. On arrival they found no one was trapped. Two casualties are in the care of ambulance personnel. One lane is affected as they assess the scene with police.


Tumble dryer fire in Over Alderley

  • Time of Incident:
    08/02/2023 - 14:19
  • Location:
    Belgrave Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Wilmslow, one from Macclesfield and one from Greater Manchester (Cheadle)
A fire involving a tumble dryer in an outbuilding was attended by firefighters who used two hose reels to extinguish it. A large fan was required to remove smoke from the area.

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Small fire in the open in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 23:30
  • Location:
    Warmingham Lane, Middlewich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Sandbach
Firefighters were called to a small fire on a country lane. They used a house reel to extinguish it.


Car on fire on M6

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 20:38
  • Location:
    M6 South between junctions 19 and 18
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Knutsford, one from Middlewich and one from Lymm
A car on fire on the M6 was extinguished with two hose reels by firefighters. The crews also used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature of the vehicle before leaving.


Industrial bin on fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 19:49
  • Location:
    East Lane, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Penketh
Firefighters were called to extinguish an industrial bin on fire in Runcorn. They used a hose reel to extinguish it.


Kitchen fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 17:31
  • Location:
    Fawns Leap, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines from Northwich and one from Winsford
Firefighters were called to a fire involving a kitchen and used a hose reel and a covering jet to extinguish it. Three people self evacuated themselves at this incident. The crews worked to remove fire damaged material to expose ceiling joists and identify hot spots of fire, which were then extinguished. They also used a large fan to remove smoke from the property. An investigation to establish the cause will take place.


Overturned heavy goods vehicle in Over Peover

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 15:50
  • Location:
    Holmes Chapel Road, Over Peover
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Holmes Chapel
A heavy goods vehicle that had overturned and had leaked fluid onto the road was attended by firefighters. They used specialist equipment to contain the fluid. The driver was out of the vehicle and there were no flames or smoke coming from the vehicle. Police also attended this incident.


House fire in Poplars and Hulme

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 13:57
  • Location:
    Grasmere Avenue, Poplars and Hulme
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Birchwood and one from Lymm
Firefighters tackled a blaze in the living room of a Grasmere Avenue property. The crews in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the flames and a high pressure fan to clear smoke. All utilities to the house were isolated. An investigation into the cause of the fire will be undertaken.


Unattended bonfire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 13:36
  • Location:
    Lilford Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Birchwood
A bonfire consisting of wood and tree cuttings had been lit and then left unattended on Lilford Avenue. A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to put out the fire.


Fire involving light fitting in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    07/02/2023 - 07:57
  • Location:
    Northway, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington and one from Birchwood
Firefighters were called to a fire involving a light fitting in Warrington. On arrival they found smoke issuing from the building and used a large fan to clear the premises.


Bin on fire in a park in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    06/02/2023 - 19:27
  • Location:
    Birchfield Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes
A bin on fire in a park was attended by firefighters, who extinguished it with water. It is believed that the fire was started deliberately.


Smoke in property in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    06/02/2023 - 18:36
  • Location:
    Robin Hood Avenue, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Macclesfield
A coal fire that set off alarms in a property was extinguished by firefighters. The property was then ventilated. It is believed the chimney pots were blocked.

To prevent an incident like this happening in your home please follow our advice on the website.


Bin on fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    06/02/2023 - 17:53
  • Location:
    Arley Drive, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes
A bin that was smouldering in a wooded area was extinguished with water by firefighters. 


Log burner fire in Church Lawton

  • Time of Incident:
    06/02/2023 - 15:49
  • Location:
    Congleton Road South, Church Lawton
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Congleton and one from Staffordshire FRS

Firefighters were called to a report of a house fire on Congleton Road South. The crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a high pressure fan to put out the fire and clear smoke. One casualty was taken to hospital as a precaution following smoke inhalation.


Barn fire in Blakenhall

  • Time of Incident:
    06/02/2023 - 11:37
  • Location:
    Mill Lane, Blakenhall
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engine from Crewe
Firefighters were called to a barn fire in Blakenhall.  Approximately ten tonnes of straw was on fire in the barn, crews wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel to extinguish the fire, they then dampened down the area and moved the straw to to a nearby field. 


Tumble dryer on fire in Stapeley

  • Time of Incident:
    06/02/2023 - 10:22
  • Location:
    Broad Lane, Stapeley
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines from Crewe
Crews attended to a tumble dryer that was on fire in Stapeley. Smoke was seen to be coming from the ground floor of a house. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a covering jet to extinguish the fire. A large fan was used to ventilate the property and further checks were completed to check for smouldering. 


Vehicle on fire on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    05/02/2023 - 23:24
  • Location:
    M6 North between Junctions 18 and 19
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Holmes Chapel and one from Lymm
A vehicle was on fire on the M6 north bound between junctions 18 and 19. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. They then dampened down the area and made the vehicle safe. All persons were accounted for and the motorway was partially closed whilst crews attended to the vehicle. 


Small fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    05/02/2023 - 17:54
  • Location:
    Bridgewater Avenue, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Warrington.
Firefighters put out a small camp fire in Westy Park, Warrington.


Rescue of cow in Malpas

  • Time of Incident:
    05/02/2023 - 17:26
  • Location:
    Whitchurch Road, Malpas.
  • Attendance:
    Fire engines from Malpas and Lymm, plus a rope rescue unit and aerial ladder platform from Lymm and a specialist animal rescue unit from Bollington.
Crews rescued a cow which had become stuck between structures on farmland in Tushingham, near Malpas. Firefighters helped to remove a non-structural wall of a shed to free the cow and hand it into the care of the attending vet to be checked over.


Tree fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    05/02/2023 - 16:05
  • Location:
    Squires Avenue, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Widnes.
Crews used one hose reel to put out a fire involving a conifer tree in Squires Avenue, Widnes