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Woman rescued from water in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 19:53
  • Location:
    Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - one from Warrington, one from Widnes and two from Lymm
Crews attended to the river near to Wilderspool Causeway in Warrington following reports of a woman in the water. 

Firefighters entered the water on two rafts and located the woman who was rescued from the water and brought back to safety.

Bonfire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 19:14
  • Location:
    Small Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish a bonfire on Small Avenue in Warrington.

Vehicle fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 16:31
  • Location:
    B5130, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Crews attended to a fire involving a car on the B5130 in Chester.

One hose reel was used to put out the fire which was located in the foot well of the car.

Firefighters then made the car safe.

Tree fire in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 15:07
  • Location:
    Jubilee Gardens, Nantwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Nantwich
Crews attended to a fire involving a tree on Jubilee Gardens in Nantwich.

On arrival, the fire was already out however crews used a hose reel jet to fully ensure the area was safe and checked for hot spots using the thermal imaging camera.

Hay bales on fire in Lymm

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 14:43
  • Location:
    Massey Brook Lane, Lymm
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Penketh, one from Runcorn and one from Northwich
Crews attended to a fire on a field near Massey Brook Lane in Lymm.

Firefighters used beaters and an extended hose reel jet to put out the fire.

The fire was then dampened down using a hose reel and to ensure the smoke was fully dispersed.

Bedroom fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 14:28
  • Location:
    York Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Fire crews attended to a fire in the bedroom of a property on York Avenue in Warrington.

Firefighters located the fire on the first floor and wearing four breathing apparatus used two hose reels to fight the flames.

A number of properties close by were checked by crews and were also found to have been affected by heat and smoke damage.

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

Garage fire in Lymm

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 14:15
  • Location:
    John Road, Lymm
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended - one from Lymm, one from Crewe and one from Birchwood
Firefighters attended to reports of a garage on fire on John Road in Lymm.

Wearing one breathing apparatus, crews used one hose reel to put out the flames and as a precaution checked the fire hadn't spread to neighbouring properties.

Crews then continued to dampen down the area.

Vehicle fire on M56 westbound

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 13:53
  • Location:
    M56, westbound between junction 12 to junction 14
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Powey Lane and one from Ellesmere Port
Fire crews attended to a vehicle on fire on the westbound carriageway of the M56 between junction 12 to junction 14.

One hose reel was used to extinguish the flames and to dampen down the vehicle.

Hedgerow fire in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 13:40
  • Location:
    Farm Lane, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield
Crews attended to a fire involving a hedgerow on Farm Lane in Macclesfield. 

Two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire before crews then dampened down the area. 

Fire involving straw in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 11:43
  • Location:
    Church Lane, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Firefighters attended to a large field involving straw well alight near to Church Lane in Chester.

Crews used beaters to put out the fire and made sure the area was safe.

Vehicle smoking in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    21/09/2019 - 11:39
  • Location:
    Station Road, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
Crews attended to reports of a smoke coming from a car's engine on Station Road in Wilmslow.

One hose reel was used to cool the engine believed to have been caused by the clutch overheating.  

A thermal imaging camera was then used to check the battery.

Two wheelie bin fires in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    20/09/2019 - 21:22
  • Location:
    Violet Close, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood
A hose reel jet was used by firefighters to extinguish two wheelie bins fires on Violet Close in Warrington.

Tree and hedge fire, Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    20/09/2019 - 17:24
  • Location:
    Thurston Road, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Firefighters used water to extinguish a small number of trees and hedges which were on fire on Thurston Road, Chester.

Kitchen fire in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    20/09/2019 - 11:49
  • Location:
    Dinglebrook Grove, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Wilmslow, one from Poynton and one from Stockport
At around 11.50am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the kitchen of a flat in Dinglebrook Grove, Wilmslow.
The crews forced open the front door and discovered that the fire involved an electrical cooker in the first floor flat.
The gas and electricity supplies were isolated and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, which was contained to the kitchen, with a hose reel jet.
A large fan was then used to clear smoke from the property.
Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour. 

Campervan fire on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    20/09/2019 - 10:25
  • Location:
    M6 northbound, between junctions 18 and 19
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Middlewich, one from Holmes Chapel and one from Lymm
Shortly before 10.30am firefighters were called to reports of a campervan being on fire on the M6 northbound, between junctions 18 and 19.
On arrival crews found the vehicle well alight.
They cordoned off the first two lanes of the motorway and two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus each used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters then damped down the campervan to make it safe.
They also used a thermal imaging camera to monitor the temperatures of three gas cylinders that were removed from the campervan before firefighters arrived at the scene.
No-one is believed to have been injured as a result of the fire.
Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour and 45 minutes.
They handed the incident over to Highways England.

HGV on fire on link road between the M56 and M53

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2019 - 21:55
  • Location:
    Link road between the M56 westbound at Junction 15 and the M53 southbound at Junction 11
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Powey Lane, one from Chester and one from Ellesmere Port
Shortly before 10pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire on the link road between the M56 westbound at Junction 15 and the M53 southbound at Junction 11.
On arrival at the slip road between Ellesmere Port and Chester the crews found a heavy goods vehicle well alight.
Highways England closed the slip road as firefighters worked at the scene.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
They then damped the HGV down to make it safe and monitored temperatures with a thermal imaging camera.
The HGV's trailer contained foodstuff.
Firefighters took foodstuff out of the trailer to check for hot spots inside it.
They also cut away part of the trailer that was damaged by the fire.
Firefighters were in attendance for nearly an hour-and-a-half.
They handed the incident over to Highways England.

Small fire in the open in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2019 - 21:40
  • Location:
    Near to Alnwick Drive, Bunbury Green, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
At 9.40pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire near to a tree by Alnwick Drive in the Bunbury Green area of Ellesmere Port.
On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire in the open with a hose reel jet.
Police attended the incident.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
Anyone with information about the incident should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 517648, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two cars on fire following a collision in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2019 - 18:41
  • Location:
    Chelford Road in Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
At around 6.40pm firefighters were called to the A537 Chelford Road in Macclesfield.
On arrival the crew discovered that there had been a collision involving two cars.
No-one was trapped inside either of the vehicles.
Both cars were on fire.
The road was closed in both directions by the police as emergency services worked at the scene.
Firefighters set up a water supply and extinguished the fires with two hose reel jets.
They also used a dry powder extinguisher.
Some of the firefighters wore breathing apparatus.
A quantity of fuel had leaked onto the road. Firefighters used specialist grid mats to prevent it from entering the drains.
Highways England cleaned up the fuel from the road.
The fire affected a power line.
Firefighters requested that Electricity North West attend to assess the power line. 
Two people involved in the collision, a man and a woman, were assessed at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital via ambulance.
Firefighters were in attendance for less than an hour-and-a-half.
They left the incident in the hands of the police and Highways England.

Multi-vehicle collision on the M56

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2019 - 17:27
  • Location:
    M56 eastbound, between junctions 10 and nine
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, one from Warrington, one from Lymm, one from Penketh and one from Birchwood
Shortly before 5.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a multi-vehicle collision on the M56 eastbound, between junctions 10 and nine.
The motorway was closed as emergency services worked at the scene.
On arrival firefighters discovered that the collision involved saloon cars and a heavy goods vehicle. Paramedics were treating casualties and no-one was trapped inside any of the vehicles.
There were no hazardous materials involved in the incident.
Firefighters made the vehicles involved in the collision safe and were in attendance for around two hours.
They left the incident in the hands of the police.

Small fire in woodland in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    19/09/2019 - 17:23
  • Location:
    Whitchurch Way, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Shortly before 5.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Whitchurch Way, Runcorn.
On arrival the crew found a small fire in woodland behind a community centre.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for more than 15 minutes.