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Tent on fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    07/07/2020 - 14:21
  • Location:
    Water Tower street, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

Firefighters were called to a fire involving a tent on land off Water Tower Street, Chester.

On arrival the crew found the tent well alight.

Firefighters used water to put out the fire.


Fire at a park in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    07/07/2020 - 11:01
  • Location:
    Sankey Street, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters were called to a report of a fire at Bank Park in Sankey Street, Warrington.

On arrival the crew found a small briefcase on fire.

Firefighters used water put out the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 748635, or give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.


Garden waste fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 23:37
  • Location:
    Mill Lane, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Shortly after 11.30pm firefighters received a report of smoke in the Mill Lane area of Ellesmere Port.

On arrival the crew discovered that the smoke stemmed from a fire involving a small amount of garden waste.

Firefighters used water the extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.

The fire is believed to have started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.


Chip pan fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 22:10
  • Location:
    Ludford Street, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

At around 10.10pm firefighters were notified of a fire involving a chip pan in the kitchen of a domestic property in Ludford Street, Crewe.

The fire had occurred earlier that night and was out on arrival.

Firefighters isolated the electricity supply to the kitchen.

They also used a thermal imaging camera to look for hotspots and make sure that the property was safe.

An occupier who had superficial burns to his arms as a result of the fire was assessed by paramedics. They decided that he did not need to go to hospital.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.

For chip pan fire safety advice visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/chip-pans.


Car fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 22:04
  • Location:
    Rossmore Road East, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Ellesmere Port

At around 10pm firefighters were called to reports of black smoke in the Rossmore Road East area of Ellesmere Port.

On arrival crews found a car well alight.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire in the open.

They then damped the vehicle down to make it safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour.


Fire in a wooded area in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 18:38
  • Location:
    Gaunts Way, Hallwood Park, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Shortly after 6.30pm firefighters were informed of a fire in a wooded area in Gaunts Way, Hallwood Park, Runcorn.

On arrival the crew found a small amount of tree cuttings on fire.

Firefighters used water to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for more than 15 minutes.


Grill pan fire at a house in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 15:29
  • Location:
    West Street, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe

At around 3.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a smoke alarm sounding at a house in West Street, Crewe.

On arrival crews discovered that a fire involving a grill pan had activated the alarm.

The fire was out on arrival.

Firefighters used a large fan to clear smoke from the house and were in attendance for more than half-an-hour.

For grill pan fire safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/grills.


Smoke alarm sounding at a domestic property in Ledsham

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 13:03
  • Location:
    Ledsham Lane, Ledsham
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Powey Lane and one from Ellesmere Port

Shortly after 1pm firefighters were notified of a smoke alarm sounding at an occupied domestic property in Ledsham Lane, Ledsham.

On arrival crews discovered that cooking fumes had activated the alarm.

Firefighters used a large fan to clear the fumes from the property and were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

For cooking safety advice visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety.


Trapped man rescued following collision on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    06/07/2020 - 09:53
  • Location:
    M6 southbound, between junctions 17 and 16
  • Attendance:
    Five fire engines attended - two from Crewe, one from Alsager, one from Congleton and one from Winsford - as did the Major Rescue Unit from Winsford

Shortly before 10am firefighters were called to reports of a collision on the M6 southbound, between junctions 17 and 16.

On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved a heavy goods vehicle and a tipper truck and that a man was trapped inside one of the vehicles.

Lanes one and two of the motorway were closed as emergency services worked at the scene.

Firefighters got the casualty out of the vehicle before handing him over to the care of paramedics.

They also used specialist equipment to stop non-hazardous mixed building materials from leaking out of the tipper truck.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 40 minutes.

They handed the incident over to the police.

Highways England were also in attendance.


Woman rescued from a steep embankment in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    05/07/2020 - 20:54
  • Location:
    Castle Street, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Northwich and one from Lymm - as did the Rope Rescue Unit from Lymm

Shortly before 9pm firefighters were called to reports of a woman having fallen from a wall in the Castle Street area of Northwich.

On arrival crews discovered that the casualty was approximately three metres down a steep embankment.

She was assessed by paramedics before a Rope Rescue Unit from Lymm used specialist equipment to lift the casualty up from the embankment onto safe ground.

The woman was then taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Chester Way leading to Chester Road was closed by the police whilst emergency services worked at the scene.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour and 45 minutes.


Smoke coming from an office within a convenience store in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    05/07/2020 - 18:10
  • Location:
    Hawthorne Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Penketh and one from Warrington

At 6.10pm firefighters received a report of smoke coming from an office within a convenience store in Hawthorne Avenue, Great Sankey, Warrington.

On arrival crews discovered that the smoke stemmed from a small transmitter for a tannoy system.

The transmitter was unplugged and removed to a safe place.

Firefighters also made sure that smoke was cleared from the office.

They were in attendance for more than 15 minutes.


Hedge and tree stump fire in Saughall, near Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    05/07/2020 - 16:49
  • Location:
    Green Lane, Saughall, near Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Powey Lane

At around 4.50pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Green Lane, Saughall, near Chester.

On arrival the crew discovered a hedge measuring approximately 10 square feet well alight.

A large tree stump was also involved in the fire, which stemmed from a bonfire.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They then damped the hedge and the tree stump down to make them safe, monitoring temperatures with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.


Water rescue of person in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    05/07/2020 - 03:32
  • Location:
    Lower Bridge Street, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester. One fire engine attended from Powey Lane. Two fires engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called to a man standing in the river off Lower Bridge Street, Chester.

Crews used an inflatable raft and swift water rescue to remove the man form the river.


Scooter fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    04/07/2020 - 19:32
  • Location:
    Old Upton Lane, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

Firefighters were called to a small fire involving a scooter in Woodland near Old Upton Lane, Widnes.

Crews used water to put out the fire which is believed to have been started deliberately.


Shed fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    04/07/2020 - 18:52
  • Location:
    Hollybank Close, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich and one from winsford.

Two fire engines from Northwich and Winsford were called to reports of a shed fire on Hollybank Close, Northwich.

Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Crews were detained approximately one hour.


Rubbish fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    04/07/2020 - 15:57
  • Location:
    Rough Hill, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester and one from Powey Lane.

Two fire engines from Chester and Powey Lane  were called to reports of a fire at Rough Hill, Marlston cum Lache in Chester.

On arrival crews discovered a fire involving a quantity of rubbish inside a disused building.

They used one hose reel, one breathing apparatus to put out the fire. While damping the area down and turning over the rubbish they then used a thermal imaging camera to check for fire spread.

Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour and ten minutes.


Shed fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    04/07/2020 - 13:27
  • Location:
    Roland Avenue, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn and one from Widnes.

Firefighters were called to reports of a shed fire on Roland Avenue, Runcorn.

Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. The fire is believed to have been caused by a tumble dryer.

Firefighters were detained for approximately 45 minutes.


Small fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    04/07/2020 - 11:10
  • Location:
    Ullswater Road, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called to a fire in a chimney at an address in Ullswater Road, Ellesmere Port.

Crews identified a small fire in the chimney behind the gas fire. They isolate the gas and used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. They then used a large fan in the loft to disperse the smoke.

The fire is believed to have been caused by a birds nest in the chimney.


Trailer fire on the M6 southbound

  • Time of Incident:
    03/07/2020 - 09:41
  • Location:
    M6 Southbound between junction 17 to junction 16
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Alsager, one from Sandbach and one from Holmes Chapel

Fire crews attended to a fire involving an empty trailer.

Wearing two breathing apparatus, crews used two hose reel jets to put out the fire.

Crews were in attendance for one hour.


Fire at house in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    03/07/2020 - 08:26
  • Location:
    Remer Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines are in attendance, two from Crewe and one from Nantwich

Firefighters are currently in attendance at a house fire on Remer Street.

On arrival the crews discovered that the fire began in the bathroom of the property.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to tackle the flames.

All neighbouring properties have been evacuated.

A large fan is being used to ventilate the area while crews conduct further checks of the property.

UPDATE 9.50am

All breathing apparatus has now been discontinued.

Regular temperature checks are being carried out with a thermal imaging camera.

The occupants, a man and woman were checked by paramedics at the scene.

Another male was also checked over by paramedics.

UPDATE at 11am

At this stage the fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the hot water cupboard.

Crews are dampening down the area.

UPDATE at 1pm

Fire crews checked the area was safe and have now left the scene.