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Tumble dryer fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2020 - 13:44
  • Location:
    Green Howards Road, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester and one from Ellesmere Port.
At around 1.45pm firefighters were called to a fire in an outbuilding on Green Howards Road.

Crews from Chester and Ellesmere Port attended the scene and on arrival discovered a fire involving a tumble dryer.

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

A large fan was then used to ventilate the area.

For tumble dryer safety advice please visit: https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/tumble-dryer-fire-safety

Fire involving a metal vat at food processing facility in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2020 - 06:39
  • Location:
    Dennis Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Widnes and one from Penketh

At around 6.40am firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a food processing facility on Dennis Road in Widnes.

On arrival at County Food Ingredients Ltd crews discovered that the fire involved lagging around a 30-tonne steam-powered vat.

The vat is used for butter oil but it was empty.

The vat's steam supply was isolated and a firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

Specialist equipment was used to peel the side of the metal vat to expose lagging.

Once the fire was out firefighters checked the vat for hotspots and damped it down to make it safe.

An investigation will be held into the cause of the fire.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two hours.


Flat fire in Neston

  • Time of Incident:
    17/01/2020 - 01:39
  • Location:
    Parkgate Road, Parkgate, Neston
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines have attended - one from Powey Lane, one from Ellesmere Port and one from Heswall in Merseyside - as has an aerial ladder platform from Chester

ONGOING: At around 1.40am firefighters were called to reports of a fire at an occupied first floor flat in Parkgate, Neston.

On arrival at the flat on Parkgate Road crews discovered that it was a significant fire.

Firefighters also soon discovered a man's body in the flat.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The gas supply to the property was isolated and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a main jet and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.

It spread to the roof space and the shop underneath the flat has sustained water damage due to leaking pipes.

The fire did not spread to neighbouring properties.

Firefighters inspected neighbouring properties.

Thermal imaging cameras were used to check for hotspots in all of the properties that firefighters entered.

Once the fire was out firefighters damped the flat down to make it safe.

They also used a large fan to clear smoke from the flat.

An aerial ladder platform was used to removed roof tiles and damp the flat down from above.

The road was closed by the police and paramedics accessed someone at a neighbouring property who was suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

They did not go to hospital..

An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

One fire engine remains in attendance.

Firefighters have isolated the water supply to the property due to the leaking pipes.

Update at 10am

The road remains closed and Scottish Power have confirmed that the electricity supply to the property has been isolated.

Scottish Power workers had to dig up a pavement in order to do this.

Update at 11.15am

Cheshire Constabulary has issued the following statement regarding the incident:

At 2.05am this morning (Friday 17 January) police were called by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to a flat fire on Parkgate Road, Neston.

While firefighters were tackling the fire and searching the premises, the body of a man was discovered in one of the rooms.

Police and fire officers are investigating the circumstances and enquiries are in the early stages.

The man's next of kin has been informed.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 613997, or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about.

Update at 4.30pm

Road closures have now been lifted.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 13 hours and 40 minutes.


Chimney fire in Poynton

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2020 - 15:00
  • Location:
    Brookside Avenue, Poynton
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Poynton

Firefighters attended a chimney fire in Brookside Avenue, Poynton.

The crew inspected the chimney breast using the thermal imaging camera and then cleared embers from the fire grate.

Chimney rods were then used to extinguish the fire from the grate.

For tips on how to avoid a chimney fire visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/chimneys.


Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2020 - 13:21
  • Location:
    Plumtre Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

Firefighters were called to a report of a car being on fire in Plumtre Avenue, Warrington.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

The car was then damped down to make it safe.

The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.


Tractor on fire in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    16/01/2020 - 08:36
  • Location:
    Marton Hall Lane, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Congleton and one from Macclesfield

Tractor on fire in MacclesfieldFire crews dealt with a tractor that was well alight in Marton Hall Lane, Macclesfield.

Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.


Small fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2020 - 20:30
  • Location:
    Parsonage Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh.
Firefighters were called to a fire involving trees  and grass on land off Parsonage Road, Widnes. Crews used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

Smoke-logged in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2020 - 19:28
  • Location:
    Tudor Road, Wilmslow.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow and two from Stockport and Manchester.

Firefighters were called to a house on Tudor Road in Wilmslow following reports of smoke issuing from the building.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property which was smoke-logged and rescued a man. They gave first aid and handed him to paramedics who took him to hospital.

The smoke had come from unattended cooking and was dispersed with a large fan.  Crews remained on scene for over one hour.


Two-vehicle collision on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2020 - 16:59
  • Location:
    M6, Northbound between junction 21 to 21A
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines are in attendance - one fire engine from Birchwood and another fire engine from Lymm

Crews were called to a collision involving two cars on the M6, northbound between junction 21 to 21A.

Firefighters are stood by to assist if anyone needs to be removed from the vehicles and helped assess casualties.

Ambulance were also in attendance.

Lane three and four was closed while emergency services worked at the scene.

The incident is was managed by Highways England.


Small fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2020 - 16:47
  • Location:
    High Street, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford

Fire crews attended to a small unattended fire on High Street in Winsford.

A hose reel was used to put out the fire.


Fire in the roof space of a domestic property in Tabley

  • Time of Incident:
    15/01/2020 - 11:46
  • Location:
    Heyrose Lane, Tabley
  • Attendance:
    Five fire engines attended - one from Lymm, two from Northwich, one from Warrington and one from Trafford in Greater Manchester - as did an aerial ladder platform from Lymm

At 11.45am firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a domestic property in Heyrose Lane, Tabley.

Five fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were sent to the scene.

On arrival crews discovered that the roof was on fire and that no-one was unaccounted for.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus began using a hose reel jet to fight the fire.

This escalated to four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using two hose reel jets to tackle the flames.

Update at 1.30pm

With firefighters bringing the fire in the roof space under control, three of the fire engines had left the scene, as had the aerial ladder platform.

The gas supply to the property had been isolated, as had the majority of the electricity supply.

Firefighters had requested the attendance of Scottish Power to fully isolate the external electricity supply to the property.

The remaining fire crews had started to damp down the areas affected by the fire and rip out charred materials.

Update at 2.20pm

Only one fire engine remained in attendance.

There were no visible signs of fire.

Firefighters were using a 13-and-a-half metre ladder to access and remove loose tiles.

Update at 2.45pm

The electricity supply to the property was fully isolated by Scottish Power.

Firefighters had completely exposed the area affected by the fire. They were checking it for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera.

Update at 3pm

After a thermal imaging camera found no signs of any hotspots, the property was deemed to be safe and the final fire engine in attendance left the scene.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than three hours.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.


Collision in Frodsham

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2020 - 23:24
  • Location:
    Kingsley Road, Frodsham.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn.

Firefighters were called to a collision on Kingsley Road, Frodsham. On arrival the vehicle was on its roof and the driver was out of the vehicle.  Crews assessed the female and handed her to paramedics. They then made the vehicle safe.


One person trapped following a collision in Henbury

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2020 - 15:47
  • Location:
    Chelford Road, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Macclesfield, one from Bollington and one from Birchwood

At 3.45pm firefighters were dispatched to reports of a collision on Chelford Road, Henbury.

On arrival crews found there had been a collision between two cars and one person was trapped,

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof from the car and release the casualty. They were passed to the care of paramedics.

Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour.


One vehicle collision near Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2020 - 09:00
  • Location:
    Holmes Chapel Road, Knutsford.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engine attended from Knutsford, Birchwood and Lymm

One vehicle collision near KnutsfordShortly before 9am firefighters were called to reports of a collision on Holmes Chapel Road, near to Radbroke Hall.

Crews from Knutsford, Lymm and Birchwood attended the scene and on arrival they found the collision involved on vehicle which had collided with a tree.

Firefighters released the one casualty from the vehicle and she was handed to the care of paramedics before being conveyed to hospital via air ambulance.

Crews then made the vehicle safe and were detained at the scene for approximately one hour.


Rising flood water in a cellar in Neston

  • Time of Incident:
    14/01/2020 - 02:03
  • Location:
    Park Street, Neston
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Powey Lane

Shortly after 2am firefighters were called to a report of flood water rising in the cellar of a domestic property in Park Street, Neston.

The crew used a pump to remove water from the basement while they waited for United Utilities contractors to arrive.

Firefighters later handed the incident over to the contractors.

They were in attendance for nearly two hours.


Car fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2020 - 20:59
  • Location:
    Warrington Road, Manor Park, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

At around 11pm firefighters were called to a report of a car being on fire on playing fields on Warrington Road, Manor Park, Runcorn.

On arrival the crew found the saloon car well alight.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They then damped the vehicle down to make it safe.

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

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 611559, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Pedestrian trapped following a collision with a large goods vehicle in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2020 - 19:49
  • Location:
    Wades Lane, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Winsford, one from Northwich and one from Middlewich - as did a major rescue unit from Winsford

At around 7.50pm firefighters were called to a report of a collision in Wades Lane, Winsford.

The collision involved a large goods vehicle and a pedestrian.

On arrival the man was trapped between the vehicle and metal gates.

Firefighters stabilised the vehicle and removed the gate to free the trapped casualty.

They then handed him over to the care of paramedics.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.


Car fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2020 - 19:24
  • Location:
    Main Lane, Croft, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

Shortly before 7.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a car being on fire in Main Lane, Croft, Warrington.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, which left the car completely destroyed.

A dry powder extinguisher was also used.

Once the fire was out the hose reel jet was used to damp down the car and make it safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for nearly an hour.


Car fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2020 - 13:46
  • Location:
    Holmes Chapel Road, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Holmes Chapel

Firefighters were called to a car on fire on Holmes Chapel Road, Northwich.

The crew used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.


Shop fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    13/01/2020 - 11:27
  • Location:
    Albert Road, Appleton, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Widnes and one from Runcorn

Firefighters were called to a fire involving the roof of a shop on Albert Road, Appleton, Widnes.

Crews used a ladder to access the fire and a hose reel jet to put it out.

Firefighters were in attendance for around two hours.