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Carbon dioxide alarm sounding at fast food restaurant in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 20:23
  • Location:
    West Lane, Runcorn
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn
Shortly before 8.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a carbon dioxide alarm sounding in the stock room of a fast food restaurant in West Lane, Runcorn.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a gas monitor to check carbon dioxide readings.
They then isolated three gas cylinders.
The cylinders containing carbon dioxide were taken out of the restaurant to a secure compound.
Paramedics checked over staff at the restaurant as a precaution.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.

Combine harvester fire at a farm in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 20:11
  • Location:
    Burleyhurst Lane, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Wilmslow and one from Manchester
At around 8.10pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a combine harvester at a farm in Burleyhurst Lane, Wilmslow.
On arrival the crews discovered that the fire involved its engine compartment.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.

Pigeon stuck in netting in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 18:49
  • Location:
    Frodsham Street, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester
Shortly before 7pm firefighters were called to reports of a pigeon being stuck at the British Heart Foundation building in Frodsham Street, Chester.
On arrival the crew found that the pigeon was stuck in netting on the outside of the building, just above the first floor.
A firefighter walked up a seven-metre ladder to free the pigeon.
The pigeon was then handed over to the care of the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
Firefighters were in attendance for around 10 minutes.

Vehicle collides with a property and a gas pipe in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 16:47
  • Location:
    Alton Street, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Crewe
At around 4.45pm firefighters were called to a report of a collision in Alton Street, Crewe.
On arrival the crews discovered that a vehicle had collided with a property and a gas pipe.
There were no signs of gas leaking from the pipe.
The gas authority was informed of the incident.
Firefighters made the vehicle safe and then handed the incident over to the police.
They were in attendance for around 25 minutes.

Wheelie bin fire that affected a house in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 13:39
  • Location:
    Halkyn Road in Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Chester and one from Powey Lane
Shortly after 1.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire on Halkyn Road in Chester.
On arrival the crews discovered that it was a wheelie bin fire that had affected a nearby house, breaching a landing window.
The property's smoke alarms were sounding and everyone was accounted for.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.
They then damped the area affected by the fire down to make it safe.
Firefighters checked that the fire had not spread to the house's roof space, thoroughly checking it with a thermal imaging camera.
Once they were satisfied that the house was safe they left the scene.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.

Fire in the open in Minshull Vernon that spread to fence panels

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 12:44
  • Location:
    Nantwich Road, Minshull Vernon
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
At around 12.45pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open on Nantwich Road in Minshull Vernon.
On arrival the crew discovered that it was a case of controlled burning that had spread to nearby fence panels.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 25 minutes.

Two-car collision in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 12:03
  • Location:
    Middlewich Road and Seaton Street junction, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Winsford and one from Middlewich
Shortly after 12 noon firefighters were called to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Middlewich Road in Winsford.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision at the junction with Seaton Street involved two cars and that no-one was trapped inside them.
Firefighters administered first aid before paramedics arrived.
The crews then handed the incident over to the police.
Firefighters were in attendance for around half-an-hour.

Five-vehicle collision in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 11:07
  • Location:
    Wharton Road, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Winsford and one from Northwich
Shortly after 11am firefighters were called to reports of a collision on Wharton Road in Winsford.
On arrival crews discovered that the collision involved five cars and that no-one was trapped inside any of them.
Only one lane was kept open as emergency services worked at the scene.
Firefighters made the vehicles safe and paramedics checked over a man who had been involved in the collision.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 20 minutes.

Overheated car transporter tire on Mersey Gateway between Runcorn and Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 08:08
  • Location:
    Mersey Gateway bridge between Runcorn and Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Widnes and one from Penketh
Shortly after 8am firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a car transporter that was travelling from Widnes to Runcorn on the Mersey Gateway bridge.
On arrival crews found that the smoke was coming from one of its tires.
Firefighters fended off traffic and cooled down the overheated tire with a hose reel jet to make it safe.
They also monitored temperatures with a thermal imaging camera.
Firefighters left the scene once a breakdown vehicle had arrived and removed the cooled down tire.
Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour.

One-vehicle collision in Davenham

  • Time of Incident:
    24/08/2019 - 07:29
  • Location:
    Hill Top Grange, Davenham, near Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich
At around 7.30am firefighters were called to a report of a one-vehicle collision in Hill Top Grange, Davenham, near Northwich.
On arrival the crew found the saloon car on its side. No-one was trapped inside.
Firefighters made the car safe and a man involved in the collision was assessed by paramedics.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

Large bonfire in Over Alderley

  • Time of Incident:
    23/08/2019 - 20:58
  • Location:
    Wrigley Lane, Over Alderley, near Macclesfield
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Macclesfield
At around 9pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the open in Wrigley Lane, Over Alderley, near Macclesfield.
On arrival the crew found a large attended bonfire containing garden waste well alight.
The fire measured approximately 10 metres by five metres.
Firefighters reduced the size of the fire with a hose reel jet and damped down the surrounding area to make it safe..
They then allowed the remaining fire to burn.
Firefighters were in attendance for nearly an hour.

One-vehicle collision on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    23/08/2019 - 20:27
  • Location:
    M6 westbound, between junctions 8 and 9
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Trafford in Greater Manchester and one from Lymm
Shortly before 8.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a one-vehicle collision on the M6 westbound, between junctions 8 and 9.
On arrival crews found that the collision involved a van that had damaged a crash barrier at a slip road to the motorway and that no-one was trapped inside the vehicle.
The driver of the van and their passenger were assessed at the scene by a fire and rescue service trauma technician prior to the arrival of paramedics.
Neither of the van's occupants went to hospital.
Firefighters made sure that the van was safe and carried out an environmental assessment at the scene.
They then handed the incident over to Highways England and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.

Garden waste fire in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    23/08/2019 - 19:24
  • Location:
    Moor Lane, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow
Shortly before 7.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Moor Lane, Wilmslow.
On arrival the crew discovered a large quantity of garden waste alight and that the fire was not being overseen by anyone.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for around 40 minutes.

Small fire in Ellesmere Port alleyway

  • Time of Incident:
    23/08/2019 - 18:28
  • Location:
    Church Street, Ellesmere Port
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Ellesmere Port
At around 6.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open involving rubbish in Church Street, Ellesmere Port.
On arrival the crew found a small fire in an alleyway.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 15 minutes.

Smoke in a domestic property in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    23/08/2019 - 16:57
  • Location:
    Highfield Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Widnes and one from Penketh
Shortly before 5pm firefighters were called to reports of a smoke alarm sounding at a domestic property on Highfield Road in Widnes.
On arrival crews found that the smoke was caused by food being left unattended as it was cooking.
Firefighters used a large fan to remove the smoke from the property and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.
For cooking safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/kitchen-fire-safety.

Three people rescued from house containing smoke in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    23/08/2019 - 00:14
  • Location:
    Samuel Street, Great Sankey, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, one from Warrington and two from Penketh
At around 12.15am firefighters were called to a report from a neighbour of a smoke alarm sounding at a house in Samuel Street, Great Sankey, Warrington, and that people were inside the property.
On arrival firefighters wearing breathing apparatus got three people who were upstairs out of the property.
The smoke was caused by a pan of food having been left cooking on a hob.
It spread from the kitchen to the lounge.
Firefighters turned the hob off and ventilated the house to clear the smoke.
Cheshire Constabulary has issued the following statement about the incident this morning:

Shortly after 12.15am today, Friday 23 August, emergency services were called to reports that a fire alarm had activated at an address in Samuel Street, Great Sankey, Warrington.

Police and fire attended the scene and discovered that the property was filled with smoke due to unattended cooking.

Three children, aged four, eight and 10, were rescued from the address by firefighters and assessed at the scene by paramedics as a precautionary measure.

A 40-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of child neglect in connection with the incident.


Wheelie bin fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    22/08/2019 - 22:41
  • Location:
    Poplars Avenue, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington
At around 10.40pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Poplars Avenue, Warrington.
On arrival the crew found a wheelie bin on fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 493256, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For advice on preventing your wheelie bins from being targeted by arsonists visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/wheelie-bin-fire-safety.

Car fire on the M6

  • Time of Incident:
    22/08/2019 - 22:12
  • Location:
    M6 northbound, between junctions 16 and 17
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, two from Crewe and one from Sandbach
At around 10.15pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire involving a car on the M6 northbound, between junctions 16 and 17.
On arrival crews found the engine compartment of the hatchback car well alight.
Lane one of the motorway was closed as firefighters worked at the scene.
Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.
The incident was then handed over to Highways England to arrange the recovery of the vehicle.
Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.
The fire is believed to have been started accidentally.

Fire in the open in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    22/08/2019 - 21:59
  • Location:
    Westminster Street, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe
At around 10pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Westminster Street, Crewe.
On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and were in attendance for around five minutes. 

Car fire in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    22/08/2019 - 21:56
  • Location:
    Kingsley Walk, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Winsford attended
Shortly before 10pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a vehicle in Kingsley Walk, Winsford.
On arrival the crew found that the fire involved a hatchback car.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 50 minutes.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 493228, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.