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Cooker fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    23/11/2020 - 16:05
  • Location:
    Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port

Firefighters were called to a cooker fire at a flat in Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and covering jets to put out the fire.

They were in attendance for approximately 35 minutes.


HGV fire on the M56

  • Time of Incident:
    23/11/2020 - 05:34
  • Location:
    M56 westbound between junction 12 and 14
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Powey Lane
At around 5.30am firefighters were called to reports of a HGV fire on the M56 westbound between junctions 12 and 14.

On arrival the crews found that there had been a small fire had been caused by overheated brakes.

Firefighters used a hose reel jets to extinguish the fire and cool brakes. 

The vehicle was then moved to a safe location.

Firefighters were detained at the scene for around one hours 30 minutes.


Small fire outside an address in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2020 - 20:19
  • Location:
    Weaver Street, Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
At 8.20pm firefighters from Winsford  attended reported a fire outside a residential address on Weaver Street.

On arrival firefighters found a small fire involving a number of plastic plant pots.

Crews used hand appliances to extinguish the fire and were detained at the scene for around 30 minutes.


Car fire one the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2020 - 14:48
  • Location:
    M6 Northbound, junction 15 to 16.
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended from Alsager, Crewe and Sandbach.

At 2.45pm firefighters from Alsager, Crewe and Sandbach attended reports if a vehicle fire on the M6 northbound.

On arrival crews found a fire in the engine compartment of a saloon car.

One lane of the motorway was closed as a precautionary measure, while firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. 

Crews were detained at the scene for around 40 minutes.


Chimney fire in Burwardsley

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2020 - 14:39
  • Location:
    Fowlers Bench Lane, Burwardsley.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Tarporley
At 2.40pm firefighters from Tarporley were called to reports of a chimney fire at a residential address in Burwardsley.

The fire was out on arrival, but the crew removed the log burner and used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.

The crew also conducted a health and safety assessment at the address.

Firefighters were detained at the property for around one hour 30 minutes.


Skip fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2020 - 14:02
  • Location:
    Widnes Shopping Park, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
At around 2pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire at Widnes retails park.

On arrival crews found a skip which was well alight at the rear of a retail park.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were detained at the scene around 30 minutes.



Fire involving a washing machine in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    22/11/2020 - 08:11
  • Location:
    Meteor Crescent, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Shortly after 8am on Sunday 22 November firefighters from Warrington were called to reports of a fire at a house on Meteor Way.

On arrival the crew found there had been a fire involving a washing machine which had been extinguished by the occupants.

Firefighters removed the machine from the address, they also used a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots. 

Crews also fitted fire alarms in the property and were detained at the scene for around 30 minutes.


One-vehicle collision in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2020 - 22:50
  • Location:
    Watery Lane, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
A fire crew from Warrington was called to a one-vehicle collision on Watery Lane.

They made the car safe and were detained at the incident for 20 minutes.


Fire in a park in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2020 - 20:14
  • Location:
    Chapel Street, Macclesfield.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield
Shortly before 8.15pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a park.

They attended and found a swing on fire in the play area of the park.

The crew used a hose reel jet to put the fire out and were at the scene for 20 minutes.


Skip fire in Kelsall

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2020 - 18:09
  • Location:
    Waste Lane, Kelsall.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Tarporley
Tarporley firefighters used two hose reel jets and a main jet to extinguish a skip fire on Waste Lane.

The fire was reported at 6.09pm and the crew were at the scene for an hour.


Shed fire in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2020 - 15:06
  • Location:
    Booth Lane, Middlewich. CW100JJ
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Middlewich and one from Winsford.
Fire crews were called to reports of a shed fire in a garden in Middlewich.

Wearing breathing apparatus, they used a hose reel jet and a covering jet to extinguish the fire which, it is believed, started accidentally.

Adjacent sheds were emptied to ensure the fire did not spread and firefighters were at the scene for an hour.


Small fire in a park in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2020 - 09:24
  • Location:
    Little Heath Road, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Firefighters used a water backpack to put out a wood chipping fire in a park in Chester.

The fire was reported at 9.24am and the crew were at the scene for just over 10 minutes.


Collison in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    21/11/2020 - 07:20
  • Location:
    Warmingham Lane, Middlewich. CW100HN
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Middlewich
Shortly before 7.30am, firefighters were called to reports of a collision on Warmingham Lane.

A crew from Middlewich attended and helped free two people and a dog from a car which was on its side.

The occupants of the car were handed to the care of paramedics and firefighters were at the scene for half an hour.


Shed fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2020 - 22:48
  • Location:
    Royle Street, Northwich. CW97AH
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Northwich
Firefighters were called to reports of a shed on fire in Northwich.

On arrival the crews found a shed well alight and, wearing breathing apparatus, used hose reel jets to tackle the blaze.

Neighbouring houses were evacuated during the incident and the crews stayed at the scene to damp down, using a thermal imaging camera to make sure the fire was fully extinguished.

Once the fire was out, the firefighters fitted smoke alarms to all affected houses.


Industrial bin fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2020 - 19:27
  • Location:
    Albert Road, Widnes. WA86LB
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
A fire crew was called to reports of an industrial bin fire at a business on Albert Road.

The crew used a hose reel jet to put the fire out and was at the scene for 10 minutes.


Small rubbish fire in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2020 - 18:35
  • Location:
    Braemar Court, Ellesmere Port.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
Firefighters from Ellesmere Port used a hose reel jet to put out a small fire involving rubbish.

The fire was reported at 6.35pm.


Large rubbish fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2020 - 18:24
  • Location:
    Forshaws Lane, Warrington. WA54ES
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Fire crews were called to reports of a large rubbish fire at Collins Green, Warrington.

The firefighters used two hose reel jets to put the fire out and were at the scene for an hour and 20 minutes.


Wheelie bin fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2020 - 17:55
  • Location:
    Victoria Avenue, Widnes. WA87TJ
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
A hose reel jet was used to put out a wheelie bin fire at Victoria Avenue.

The fire was reported at 5.55pm and firefighters were at the scene for 10 minutes.

You can find more information on how to keep your wheelie bin as safe as possible here.


Small fire in kitchen in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/11/2020 - 17:10
  • Location:
    Matlock Close, Warrington. WA53PZ
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh
Penketh firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a kitchen in a house in Great Sankey.

The small fire had been caused by cooking and was already out when the crew arrived. They ventilated the kitchen to clear smoke and stayed at the house for about 10 minutes.


Bin fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    19/11/2020 - 16:55
  • Location:
    Bancroft Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh
Crews used water to extinguish a small bin fire at a park on Bancroft Road.