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Motorcyclist trapped underneath lorry in Woolston

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2019 - 05:54
  • Location:
    Kingsland Grange, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Lymm and one from Birchwood and the major rescue unit and support pump from Winsford
Fire crews were called to a road traffic collision between a lorry and a motorcyclist on Kingsland Grange, Woolston. The motorcyclist had become trapped underneath the lorry and crews helped to extract the casualty from underneath the lorry before handing them into the care of paramedics. 
Crews were at the scene for 30 minutes. 

Lorry fire on M6

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2019 - 03:56
  • Location:
    M6 southbound junction 16
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Crewe, one from Sandbach and one from Holmes Chapel
Fire crews were called to a lorry fire on the M6 southbound near to junction 16. Crews found that the rear axel of the lorry was on fire and crews, one wearing a breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets to put out the fire. Crews also closed two lanes of the motorway, with assistance from Highways England, whilst they were tackling the fire.

Cat rescue in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    21/01/2019 - 22:37
  • Location:
    Levens Way, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Fire crews were called to rescue a cat which had become stuck in the mechanism of a reclining chair, on Levens Way, Widnes. Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the cat which was unharmed.

Food left in microwave, Wrenbury Heath

  • Time of Incident:
    21/01/2019 - 19:07
  • Location:
    Heath Lane, Wrenbury Heath
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
Firefighters attended to reports of a fire at a property on Heath Lane, Wrenbury Heath.

The fire was out when firefighters arrived however the home was full of smoke.

Crews opened a window to disperse the smoke.

The fire is believed to have been caused by food being left in a microwave.

Property fire in Congleton

  • Time of Incident:
    21/01/2019 - 18:12
  • Location:
    Wallworths Bank, Congleton
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Congleton and one from Holmes Chapel
Crews attended to reports of a fire at a property on Wallworths Bank in Congleton.

Firefighters, wearing two breathing apparatus, used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

One man was safely removed from the property suffering from smoke inhalation.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

House fire in Congleton

  • Time of Incident:
    21/01/2019 - 09:02
  • Location:
    Peover Lane, Congleton
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Congleton and one from Macclesfield
Firefighters attended to a fire at a property on Peover Lane in Congleton.

Crews, wearing two breathing apparatus, used dry powder to extinguish an oil rang cooker which was alight.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to disperse the smoke.

Crews were in attendance for just under one and a half hours.

Refuge fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    20/01/2019 - 20:19
  • Location:
    Bradfield Road, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
Firefighters attended to a large amount of refuge on fire on Bradfield Road in Crewe.

One hose reel was used to put out the fire and make the area safe.

Push bike fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    20/01/2019 - 19:28
  • Location:
    Eadie Grove, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
Firefighters attended to a push bike well alight on a field on Eadie Grove in Crewe.

One hose reel was used by crews to put out the fire and ensure the area was made safe.

Kitchen fire in Sandbach

  • Time of Incident:
    20/01/2019 - 18:22
  • Location:
    Hill Street, Sandbach
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Crewe and one from Sandbach
Fire crews attended to a kitchen fire at a house on Hill Street in Sandbach.

Firefighters, wearing two breathing apparatus, used one hose reel to bring the fire under control.

Once the fire was extinguished a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear away the smoke.

Oxygen therapy was provided to three cat which were inside the house. They were handed into the care of the RSPCA to check they were well.

Crews were in attendance for two hours.

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House fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    20/01/2019 - 05:34
  • Location:
    Church Road, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Six fire engines attended - two from Northwich, one from Middlewich, one from Winsford and two from Lymm
Firefighters attended to reports of a fire in the roof of a house on Church Road in Northwich.

Crews, wearing four breathing apparatus, used two hose reels to help tackle the fire and bring it under control.

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters looked out for hot spots within the loft before using cutting equipment to access the roof space and remove the loft insulation.

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

Everyone inside the property was accounted for.



Wheelie bin fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    20/01/2019 - 05:30
  • Location:
    Bradbury Road, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Fire crews attended to a wheelie bin fire in the back garden of a property on Bradbury Road in Winsford.

One hose reel was used to put out the fire and make the area safe.

For information on how to keep your wheelie bins safe please visit our website https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/campaigns/awareness-campaigns/wheelie-bin-fire-safety

Collision in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    19/01/2019 - 22:50
  • Location:
    Liverpool Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Penketh
Firefighters attended to a road traffic collision on Liverpool Road in Warrington.

Crews set up their equipment to help release a woman trapped inside a vehicle.

The woman was then handed into the care of paramedics.

Firefighters then made sure the vehicle was safe.

Wheelie bin fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    19/01/2019 - 22:31
  • Location:
    Townfield Lane, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Powey Lane
A wheelie bin was reported on fire on Townfield Lane in Chester.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to discover the fire had spread to two nearby fence panels.

Crew used one hose reel jet to put out the fire.

Industrial bin fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    19/01/2019 - 17:41
  • Location:
    Wharf Street, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
Firefighters attended to an industrial bin fire well ablaze on Wharf Street in Warrington.

A hose reel jet and one main jet was used by crews to fully extinguish the fire.

Large bonfire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    19/01/2019 - 12:33
  • Location:
    Irons Lane, Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Chester and one from Ellesmere Port
Fire crews attended to a large bonfire well alight on Irons Lane in Chester.

Firefighters used two hose reel jets to put out the fire before dampening down the area and making sure it was safe.

Two vehicles destroyed by fire in Norbury

  • Time of Incident:
    19/01/2019 - 02:43
  • Location:
    Norbury Town Lane, Norbury
  • Attendance:
Firefighters extinguished two cars which were left destroyed by flames on Norbury Town Lane in Norbury.

Wearing two breathing apparatus, fire crews put out one Astra and one Saab using two hose reel jets.


Tumble dryer fire in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 19:45
  • Location:
    Barony Road, Nantwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
Firefighters attended to a tumble dryer on fire on the ground floor of a house on Barony Road in Nantwich.

Wearing two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to put out the fire and extinguish the smoke.

Crews were detained for approximately fifty minutes.

Wheelie bin fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 15:32
  • Location:
    Broad Street, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
Firefighters were called to a wheelie bin fire at an address in Broad Street, Crewe. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the flames. Police have been informed.

Fire in a workshop in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 10:05
  • Location:
    Bridges Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Ellesmere Port and one from Powey Lane
Shortly after 10am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a workshop at Argent Oil Terminal on Bridges Road in Ellesmere Port.
The electrical fire was out on arrival.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus ventilated the workshop with a large fan.
Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.

Three-vehicle collision in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    18/01/2019 - 08:46
  • Location:
    Styal Road, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Wilmslow and one from Manchester
At around 8.45am firefighters were called to a report of a collision on Styal Road in Wilmslow.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved three vehicles and than no-one was trapped inside any of them.
Firefighters made one of the vehicles safe and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.
The incident was also attended by police and paramedics, who tended to casualties.
The road remained open while emergency services worked at the scene.