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One-vehicle collision in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    15/05/2021 - 05:53
  • Location:
    Hulley Road, Macclesfield.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield and one from Poynton
Just after 5.50am, firefighters were called to a one-vehicle collision on Hulley Road.

They made the car safe and were at the scene for 25 minutes.


Wheelie bin fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2021 - 21:20
  • Location:
    Lanark Gardens, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters were called to reports of a small fire at Lanark Gardens.

They found a wheelie bin and nearby trees alight and used a hose reel jet to put the fire out. They were at the scene for 20 minutes.

Visit our home safety pages for more information on how to keep your wheelie bin as safe as possible.


Small bonfire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2021 - 19:19
  • Location:
    Kerfoot Street, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a small bonfire near to Kerfoot Street.

The fire was reported at 7.19pm and contained wooden pallets.


Outbuilding fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2021 - 18:12
  • Location:
    Leicester Street, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich, one from Middlewich, one from Winsford and one from Lymm
Shortly before 6.15pm firefighters were called to reports of an outbuilding on fire in Northwich.

Four crews attended and found a large fire in a building on Leicester Street. Wearing breathing apparatus, they used main jets and a hose reel jet to put the fire out and stayed at the scene to damp down.

The crews were in attendance for three-and-a-half hours.


HGV fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2021 - 14:07
  • Location:
    Brindley Road, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Widnes and one from Runcorn
Firefighters attended to a fire involving a large heavy goods vehicle on Brindley Road.

Wearing one breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet  and a hose reel was used to put out the flames.

The fire is believed to be accidental.


Two small fires in Northwich garden

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2021 - 10:52
  • Location:
    Granville Road, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich

Shortly before 11am firefighters received a report of a fire in a garden at an address on Granville Road, Northwich.

On arrival the crew found small fires in two braziers.

Firefighters spoke to the occupier and extinguished the fires with water.

They were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    14/05/2021 - 08:54
  • Location:
    Newton Road, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire involving a car on Newton Road.

On arrival the crew found a black Volvo car well alight.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

It is believed that the fire had been started accidentally.

No injuries have been reported.

A full closure of A49 is in place for recovery.


Fire involving lorry in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2021 - 21:50
  • Location:
    A533, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Widnes, one from Runcorn and one from Penketh
Firefighters were called following reports of a fire involving a lorry on the A553.
On arrival the crew found that the fire involved the trailer attached to the lorry.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
A thermal imaging camera was then used to check the area for hot spots.
The crews continued to damp down and cut away the affected areas.
There were no reports of injuries and a road closure was put in in place.

Vehicle fire in Malpas

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2021 - 21:12
  • Location:
    Bickley Lane, Malpas
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Malpas
Firefighters were called following reports of a small vehicle fire on Bickley Lane.
On arrival the crew found that the fire was out on arrival.
One hose reel jet was used to cool and damp down the area.
Firefighters also isolated the battery and made the scene safe.

One vehicle collision in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2021 - 17:20
  • Location:
    Jack Search Way, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters were called following reports of an incident where a car had collided with a tree on Jack Search Way.

On arrival the crew made the scene safe and isolated the battery.

There were not believed to be any injuries.


Cat rescued in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    13/05/2021 - 10:38
  • Location:
    Freshwater View, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich and an aerial platform from Lymm

Firefighters were called following reports of cat stuck on the roof of a three storey building on Freshwater View.

On arrival the crew used an aerial platform to rescue the cat.


Skip fire in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 18:41
  • Location:
    Marsh Lane, Frodsham
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Tarporley
Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish a skip well alight on Marsh Lane.


Bungalow fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 17:52
  • Location:
    Cotton Lane, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    Five fire engines attended along with the hydraulic platform from Lymm - two from Runcorn, one from Widnes, one from Penketh and one from Chester
Firefighters attended to a bungalow fire on Cotton Lane.

Crews wore four breathing apparatus and began tackling the flames with a hose reel jet and two hose reels.

A covering jet was also in place.

The fire was separated into sector one and sector three. Firefighters in sector three targeted the fire outside the property in the ground floor using one main jet. Crews in sector one fought the flames wearing a breathing apparatus and used two hose reels and a main jet.

When the fire was extinguished crews dampened down with a hose reel jet and checked for hot spots. 

The temperature was also checked using a thermal imaging camera.

Crews were at the scene for almost six hours. 





Three-vehicle collision on the M56

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 16:32
  • Location:
    M56 eastbound, between junctions 10 and 9
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, two from Runcorn, one from Penketh and one from Trafford in Greater Manchester

Shortly after 4.30pm firefighters received reports of a collision on the M56 eastbound, between junctions 10 and 9.

On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved a saloon car, a transit van and a heavy goods vehicle.

No-one was trapped inside any of the vehicles.

Firefighters assessed people involved in the collision before paramedics arrived.

They also made the vehicles safe.

The woman who was driving the saloon car was taken to Warrington General Hospital in an ambulance as a precaution.

No-one else was taken to hospital.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.


One-car collision on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 16:02
  • Location:
    M6 southbound, between junctions 20 and 19
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, from Birchwood, Warrington, Lymm and Knutsford

At around 4pm firefighters were informed of a collision on the M6 southbound, between junctions 20 and 19.

On arrival crews discovered that a saloon car had collided with a bridge and that two people were trapped inside the vehicle.

The motorway was closed as emergency services worked at the scene.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to remove the car's roof.

They then got the casualties out of the vehicle and handed them over to the care of paramedics.

An air ambulance was in attendance.


Man trapped following two-vehicle collision in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 09:43
  • Location:
    Welsh Road, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, from Powey Lane, Ellesmere Port and Winsford

At around 9.45am police were called to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a van on Welsh Road in Chester.

On arrival crews discovered that a man was trapped inside the van.

Firefighters assessed the casualty before paramedics arrived.

The man was then taken out of the van and handed over to the care of paramedics.

Firefighters made the van safe and were in attendance for around an hour.


Smell of burning at business building in Daresbury, near Runcorn

  • 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.


Small explosion in an incinerator at Ellesmere Port plant

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 08:04
  • Location:
    Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, one from Ellesmere Port, one from Powey Lane and two from Chester

Shortly after 8am firefighters received a report of black smoke at an industrial premises on Bridges Road in Ellesmere Port.

There had been a small explosion in an incinerator caused by falling debris.

The plant was shut down as firefighters assisted on-site staff in inspecting the inclinator and making sure that no-one was unaccounted for.

All ignition sources were isolated and there were no signs of fire.

Once they were satisfied that the site was safe firefighters handed the incident over to the on-site staff.

They were in attendance for around 45 minutes.


Chip pan fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    12/05/2021 - 01:31
  • Location:
    Admirals Road, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a property on Admirals Road.

On arrival the crews found that the fire had involved a chip pan which had been removed to the back garden by the occupier.

A salvage sheet was used to extinguish the flames.

For chip pan safety tips, please visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/chip-pans


Fire in the open in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    11/05/2021 - 21:19
  • Location:
    Hallfields Road, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters were called following reports of a small fire at a park off Hallfields Road.

On arrival the crew extinguished the fire with a water back pack.