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Horse removed from stable in Over Peover

  • Time of Incident:
    25/02/2021 - 07:48
  • Location:
    Holmes Chapel Road, Over Peover
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Knutsford, one from Lymm and one from Bollington
Firefighters attended to a farm on Holmes Chapel Road following reports of a horse needing to be rescued from a stable.

A vet arrived to sedate the horse so crews could safely remove it and put in the care of its owner.


Fire in the open in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    25/02/2021 - 06:02
  • Location:
    Warrington Road, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Runcorn, one from Penketh and one from Stockton Heath
Firefighters were called following reports of a fire on an allotment off Warrington Road.
On arrival the crew found two shipping containers containing cylinders well alight.
Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the flames.
The cylinders were checked with a thermal imaging camera and were damped down with water.

Lorry fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2021 - 22:18
  • Location:
    Orion Boulevard, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh
Firefighters were called following reports of a lorry fire on Orion Boulevard.
The fire was out on arrival.
The crew used a thermal imaging camera to check the scene for hot spots.

Car fire in Tarporley

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2021 - 19:58
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Tarporley.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Firefighters were called following reports of a car fire on Chester Road.
On arrival the crew found one car well alight.
One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.
The crew damped down the scene before checking the temperature of the car with a thermal imaging camera.
Road closures were in place but were reopened a short time later.

Rubbish fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2021 - 17:10
  • Location:
    Carlisle Close, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the open on Carlisle Close.

On arrival the crew found a small quantity of rubbish well alight.

One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.


Car fire on M6

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2021 - 15:00
  • Location:
    Junction 21, M6
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire involving a car on the M6.

On arrival the crew found one car well alight.

One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

The motorway was closed for a short time but has since reopened.


Two car collision in Sandbach

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2021 - 14:42
  • Location:
    Crewe Road, Sandbach.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

Firefighters were called following reports of a collision involving two cars on Crewe Road.

On arrival the crew found two occupants being assessed by paramedics.

The crew used a grab pack to stop fuel leak and made the scene safe.


Fire involving rubbish in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    24/02/2021 - 13:48
  • Location:
    Caldwell Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the open on Caldwell Road.
On arrival the crew found a quantity of rubbish well alight.
One hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.

Chimney fire in Winterley

  • Time of Incident:
    23/02/2021 - 17:47
  • Location:
    Elton Lane, Winterley
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Sandbach
Firefighters attended to a chimney fire at a property on Elton Lane.

The fire was tackled from the grate using chimney rods.

Crews then checked the over the area using a thermal imaging camera.


Fire at a food takeaway in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    23/02/2021 - 17:35
  • Location:
    Gorsey Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Birchwood
Firefighters attended to reports of smoke issuing from a takeaway shop on Gorsey Lane.

A thermal imaging camera was used to check the heat inside.

A hose reel jet was used to extinguish the fire.

The small fire involved felt roof.



Petrol leaking from SUV at Runcorn car park

  • Time of Incident:
    23/02/2021 - 13:21
  • Location:
    Heath Road South, Weston, Runcorn Toyota RAV4 compact crossover SUV
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

At around 1.20pm firefighters were notified of petrol leaking from a Toyota RAV4 compact crossover SUV at a car park in the Heath Road South area of Weston, Runcorn.

On arrival the crew discovered that a pipe that leads from the fuel filter to the tank had detached.

The fuel that had leaked had been absorbed by sand.

Firefighters reattached the pipe and stopped the leak.

They were in attendance for more than half-an-hour.


Small fire involving a bin lorry in Poynton

  • Time of Incident:
    23/02/2021 - 12:56
  • Location:
    Dickens Lane, Poynton
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Poynton and one from Stockport in Greater Manchester

Shortly before 1pm firefighters were informed of fire involving a bin lorry in Dickens Lane, Poynton.

The fire was out on arrival.

It involved a small amount of rubbish.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to damp down the rubbish and lower the temperature of the affected area.

The temperature was monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters also isolated the bin lorry's batteries.

They left the scene once they were satisfied that the bin lorry was safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.


Leak from a main water feed to a Warrington house

  • Time of Incident:
    23/02/2021 - 11:58
  • Location:
    Bransdale Close, Great Sankey, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

At around 12 noon firefighters received a report of a leak from a main water feed to a house in Bransdale Close, Great Sankey, Warrington.

On arrival water from the leak was in the property's kitchen.

Firefighters isolated the electricity supply to the house and used a suction hose to redirect flood water out of the property and into a drain.

They also isolated the water supply to a neighbouring house and arranged for United Utilities to attend.

The utility company temporarily isolated the water supply to all properties in the close whilst a tap was fitted on an internal pipe to stop the leak.

Once the leak was stopped by the company firefighters left the close.

They were in attendance for around three-and-a-half hours.


Small fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    23/02/2021 - 06:22
  • Location:
    Clay Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish a small fire on Clay Lane.


Microwave fire in Chester house

  • Time of Incident:
    22/02/2021 - 15:18
  • Location:
    Pulford Road, Blacon, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Chester

At around 3.20pm firefighters received a report of smoke coming from a house in Pulford Road, Blacon, Chester.

On arrival a smoke alarm was sounding and an occupier was suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

A fire involving burnt food in a microwave had caused the smoke.

The fire was out on arrival.

Firefighters took the microwave out of the house and made sure that it was safe, monitoring its temperature with a thermal imaging camera.

They also used a large fan to clear the house of smoke.

The occupier was assessed by paramedics.

Firefighters left the address once they were satisfied that the house and the microwave were safe.

They were in attendance for around half-an-hour.


Fire involving a van in Helsby

  • Time of Incident:
    22/02/2021 - 13:49
  • Location:
    Dove Close, Helsby
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Frodsham

At around 1.50pm firefighters were informed of smoke coming from under the bonnet of a stationary van in Dove Close, Helsby.

On arrival the crew discovered that the smoke was caused by a fire in the vehicle's engine compartment.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

They then made the vehicle safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


Signpost issuing smoke in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    22/02/2021 - 11:16
  • Location:
    Overleigh Roundabout, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

Firefighters were called to a smoking signpost at Overleigh roundabout in Chester.

Crews investigated and used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature of the signpost.

They then made it safe and taped it off before handing the incident over to the council.


Car fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    22/02/2021 - 09:08
  • Location:
    Gorstage Lane, Northwich.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich.

Firefighters were called to a car on fire on a driveway in Gorstage Lane, Northwich.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.


Fire involving wheelie bins in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    21/02/2021 - 20:16
  • Location:
    Montgomery Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the open on Montgomery Road.

On arrival the crew found four wheelie bins well alight.

One extended hose reel jet was used to extinguish the flames.

It is believed that this fire had been started deliberately and anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 922760.


Fire in the open in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/02/2021 - 19:39
  • Location:
    Norris Street, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire in the open off Norris Street.

On arrival the crew found a small fire on waste ground.

A water back pack was used to extinguish the flames.