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Fence fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 16:46
  • Location:
    Liverpool Road, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
Firefighters were called to a fire involving two fence panels which had spread to two garages in Liverpool Road, Chester. Crews used a hose reel to put out the fire.  

Shed fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 16:02
  • Location:
    Barnabas Avenue, Crewe.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Sandbach
Firefighters attended a fire involving a metal shed in the rear garden of an address in Barnabus Avenue in Crewe. The fire spread to two fence panels. Crews used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.

Ongoing - Pallets on fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 14:59
  • Location:
    Leslie Road, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    10 fire engines attended - one from Winsford, one from Powey Lane, one from Middlewich, two from Crewe and one from Runcorn. One from Nantwich, Lymm, Penketh and Wilmslow.

Firefighters tackling a fire in WinsfordOngoing - Firefighters are currently at a fire involving a large quantity of wooden pallets and fencing at an industrial estate on Leslie Road in Winsford.

The fire is affecting part of a building close by.

Firefighters wearing two breathing apparatus, are using two main jets to help put out the fire.

Residents nearby are being advised to close windows and doors as a safety precaution.

Road closures are in place on Oakmere Road roundabout and people are advised to avoid the area.

4pm - Nearby industrial buildings have been evacuated as a precaution.

Firefighters are also using a hose reel as well as two main jets to help bring the fire under control.

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Pallets on fire in Winsford (new window, Movie 18470KB)

4.47pm Firefighters at the scene of the fire

Crews are using a ground monitor, two main jets and a hose reel in affected areas. One water tower is also in use. The fire is under control and crews remain at the scene.

The fire affected approximately 20metres by 30metres of stored wooden pallets which had spread to a single storey brick building.

5.42pm

Crews are making good progress extinguishing the fire and will remain on site for some time. The only road remaining closed is Browning Way which will remain closed while crews work at the scene.


Bin fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 14:10
  • Location:
    Gooseberry Lane, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes
Firefighters attended to a small bin fire on Gooseberry Lane in Runcorn.

One hose reel jet was used to put out the fire which is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette.

Wooden hut fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 08:05
  • Location:
    Castlefields Avenue South, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Fire crews attended to a wooden hut well alight in woods near to Castlefields Avenue South in Runcorn.

Firefighters set up a low pressure hose to put out the fire.

The area was then dampened down, while a thermal imaging camera was used to check for hot spots.

Two-vehicle-collision in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 02:04
  • Location:
    Water Street, Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Bollington
Fire crews attended to a road traffic collision involving a car and a minibus on Water Street in Macclesfield.

Crews cleared oil which had leaked from one of the vehicles, used specialist tools to isolate the battery and scanned the area with a thermal imaging camera.

No one was trapped inside the vehicles.

House fire in Poynton

  • Time of Incident:
    24/05/2019 - 00:56
  • Location:
    Clumber Road, Poynton
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended - three from Greater Manchester Fire Service and one from Poynton
Firefighters attended to a house fire on Clumber Road in Poynton.

The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical cable, which caused a fence to be set on fire and spread to the roof space of the property.

Wearing two breathing apparatus, crews used one hose reel and a covering jet to put out the fire.

The fire had also spread to the roof space of another neighbouring property. Firefighters, still wearing two breathing apparatus, used a ladder to remove the tiles and isolate the utilities.

Once the fire had been extinguished crews used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature, put salvage sheets on the affected properties and ensured the area was safe.

All people inside the property were accounted for.

They remained at scene for four hours and thirty minutes.

Bonfire on Northwich car park

  • Time of Incident:
    23/05/2019 - 20:31
  • Location:
    Witton Street, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
Fire crews attended to a bonfire on a car park which had been left to burn on Witton Street in Northwich.

One hose reel was used to insure the bonfire was extinguished and firefighters dampened down.

Crews then checked to see if any embers had gone through the window of a building close by before deeming the area safe.

Horse box fire in Malpas

  • Time of Incident:
    23/05/2019 - 14:42
  • Location:
    Cross O Th Hill Road, Malpas
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Fire crews were called to a horse box fire on Cross O Th Hill Road, Malpas. On arrival the crew found the horse box well alight and that the grass around the box had also set on fire. Crews used a hose reel jet to put out the blaze.

Outbuilding fire in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    23/05/2019 - 12:52
  • Location:
    Well Lane, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Six fire engines attended - one from Lymm, one from Warrington, one from Stockton Heath, one from Sandbach, one from Crewe and one from Birchwood
Firefighters have been called to a fire in an outbuilding on Well Lane, Northwich. The crew, one wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets are currently fighting the fire which is a building approximately 10m by 8m.

UPDATE 5.30pm


Crews are continuing to damp down the affected area using a hose reel jet. They are also using a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

UPDATE 8am - Crews have been continuing to check for hotspots using the thermal imaging camera.

Update 10am - After working throughout the night firefirghters declared the fire safe this morning.

Fire in a tree stump in Knutsford

  • Time of Incident:
    23/05/2019 - 08:53
  • Location:
    Longridge, Knutsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
Fire crews were called to a fire in a tree stump on Longridge, Knutsford. Crews used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.

Outbuilding building fire in Poynton

  • Time of Incident:
    23/05/2019 - 00:26
  • Location:
    Lostock Hall Road, Poynton.
  • Attendance:
    Five fire engines attended from Wilmslow, Poynton, Lymm, Offerton and Bollington along with an aerial platform from Lymm.
At around 00.30am firefighters were called to reports of a fire in an outbuilding on Lostock Hall Road in Poynton.

Crews from Poynton and Offerton were initially dispatched to the scene and on arrival they discovered a large fire in an unused outbuilding measuring 25 metres by 15 metres.
 
A cordon was also put in place as a precautionary measure and additional pumps from Lymm, Penketh and Bollington were called to the site along with an aerial platform from Lymm.

Firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire from above and a water shuttle was put in place to transport water to the site.

After 6.30am one fire engine was left on site damping down the scene. They used a main jet to try and dislodge an unstable gable end to reach a hotspot. They also pitched a 7m ladder to a structurally sound section of the building to dampen down a roof space.

The building was handed over to the property owner at 2.43pm and fire crews left the site.

Small garden fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    22/05/2019 - 20:53
  • Location:
    Stratford Road, Chester.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Chester firefighters used one hose reel jet to extinguish a small garden fire at an address on Stratford Road in Blacon.

The crew were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

Small fire at a BMX track in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    22/05/2019 - 20:04
  • Location:
    Mount Pleasant Drive, Winsford.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Winsford
Winsford firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out a small fire on the BMX track on Mount Pleasant.

The crew were in attendance at the scene for around 20 minutes,

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate and anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101.

Bin fire in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    22/05/2019 - 16:24
  • Location:
    Penare, Runcorn.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish a bin fire on Penare, Runcorn.

The crews were detained at the scene for around 15 minutes.

Two-vehicle collision in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    22/05/2019 - 14:30
  • Location:
    Byley Lane, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Middlewich and one from Northwich
At 2.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Byley Lane in Northwich.
On arrival crews discovered that a man was trapped in one of the vehicles.
They closed the road as emergency services worked at the scene.
Firefighters helped the casualty to get out of the vehicle.
They handed him and another casualty over to the care of paramedics.
Firefighters were in attendance for around half-an-hour.
Police also attended.

Vehicle fire on M56

  • Time of Incident:
    22/05/2019 - 00:43
  • Location:
    M56,Westbound J10-J11
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Lymm
Firefighters attended to a vehicle fire on the hard shoulder of the M56 westbound between junction 10 and junction 11.

One hose reel was used to put out the fire which is believed to have been caused by brakes overheating.

Fork lift truck fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/05/2019 - 21:36
  • Location:
    Leacroft Road, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    1 fire engine attended from Lymm
Fire crews attended to reports of a fork lift truck alight on an industrial estate on Leacroft Road in Warrington. 

The fire had already been extinguished before crews arrived however it was still smoldering.

Crews then used cutting equipment to dismantle the truck and made the area safe.  

Horse box fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    21/05/2019 - 21:22
  • Location:
    Alder Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended - one from Warrington and one from Birchwood
Firefighters attended to a fire involving a horse box on Alder Lane in Warrington.

Crews set up an inner cordon due to the fire being close to a railway.

Wearing four breathing apparatus, crews used two hose reels to extinguish the fire and dampened down the area.

The horse box was then checked for hot spots using the thermal imaging camera.

Crews were in attendance for two hours.

Fire in Winsford woods

  • Time of Incident:
    21/05/2019 - 20:41
  • Location:
    School Lane, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
Firefighters attended to a small fire in wooded area on School Lane in Winsford and used water to extinguish it.