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Caravan fire at a farm in Wilmslow

  • Time of Incident:
    11/11/2019 - 08:07
  • Location:
    Newgate, Wilmslow
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Wilmslow

Shortly after 8am firefighters were called to a report of a caravan being on fire at a farm in Newgate, Wilmslow.

On arrival the crew discovered that the small caravan measuring approximately two metres by one metre had been completely destroyed by fire.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and were in attendance for more than half-an-hour.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 562271, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Fire involving a lorry in Woodbank, near Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    11/11/2019 - 07:07
  • Location:
    A5117, Woodbank, near Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Powey Lane and one from Ellesmere Port

Shortly after 7am firefighters were called to a report of a fire involving a lorry on the A5117 in Woodbank, near Chester.

On arrival crews discovered that the fire involved the vehicle's front near side brakes.

Firefighters fended off one of the road's lanes as they worked at the scene.

They extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around half-an-hour.


Fire at a house in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    11/11/2019 - 02:00
  • Location:
    Boleyn Close, Blacon, near Chester
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Chester and one from Powey Lane

At 2am firefighters were called to a report of a fire at a house in Boleyn Close, Blacon, near Chester.

The fire involving an electric razor was out on arrival.

Two occupants had inhaled smoke caused by the fire.

Firefighters administered oxygen to them before handing the casualties over to the care of paramedics.

They were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 40 minutes.


Wheelie bin fire in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    11/11/2019 - 00:46
  • Location:
    Alton Street, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

At around 12.45am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in the open in Alton Street, Crewe.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire involved a wheelie bin.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for more than 20 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For advice on preventing wheelie bin fires visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/wheelie-bin-fire-safety.


Van fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    10/11/2019 - 21:38
  • Location:
    Warrington Road, Risley, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Birchwood and one from Warrington

Shortly after 9.30pm firefighters were called to reports of a van being on fire on Warrington Road in Risley, Warrington.

On arrival crews discovered that it was a box van.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour.


Dog's leg impaled on metal spike in Hartford, near Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    10/11/2019 - 15:26
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Hartford, near Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich

Shortly before 3.30pm firefighters were called to a veterinary hospital on Chester Road, Hartford, near Northwich, to assist with the treatment of an injured dog.

One of the boxer's legs was impaled on a metal spike.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to remove the spike from the sedated dog's leg.

They were in attendance for around 15 minutes.


Woman faints in Poynton

  • Time of Incident:
    10/11/2019 - 11:42
  • Location:
    Chester Road, Poynton
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Poynton

At around 11.10am firefighters were called to a report of a woman having fainted on Chester Road in Poynton,

The crew administered first aid to the woman before she went to hospital to be assessed.

Firefighters were in attendance for less than five minutes.


Man suffers facial injury in fall in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    10/11/2019 - 09:18
  • Location:
    Widnes Road, Penketh, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

Shortly after 9.15am firefighters were called to a report of an elderly man having fallen from a pavement and sustained a facial injury on Widnes Road in Penketh, Warrington.

The crew administered first aid to the man before handing him over to the care of paramedics.

He was taken to hospital via an ambulance.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


One-vehicle collision in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    10/11/2019 - 08:09
  • Location:
    Warmingham Lane, Moston, Middlewich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Middlewich, as did the rope rescue unit from Sandbach

Shortly after 8am firefighters were called to a report of a one-vehicle collision in Warmingham Lane, Moston, Middlewich.

On arrival they found the vehicle on its roof in a ditch.

No-one was trapped inside the vehicle.

Firefighters administered first aid to a casualty before handing her over to the care of paramedics.

Firefighters also made the vehicle safe and were in attendance for around 40 minutes.


Cooking fire at house in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    09/11/2019 - 22:08
  • Location:
    Batherton Close, Widnes. WA8 7SF
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes, one from Runcorn and one from Penketh

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire at a house in Widnes just after 10pm.

Crews attended and, wearing breathing apparatus, used a large fan to clear smoke caused by a cooking fire.

One person was given first aid and left in the care of North West Ambulance Service.

For more information on how to cook safely click here.


Smoke alarm sounding in Macclesfield

  • Time of Incident:
    09/11/2019 - 20:42
  • Location:
    Carisbrook Avenue, Macclesfield. SK10 2RL
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Macclesfield and one from Bollington

Firefighters were called to a property on Carisbrook Avenue after reports of a fire alarm sounding.

They attended and used a thermal imaging camera and gas monitor, but there was no fire. The crews were at the scene for 50 minutes.

To find out more about smoke alarms and which type to use click here.


Large fire in open in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    09/11/2019 - 16:44
  • Location:
    Coalpit Lane, Middlewich.
  • Attendance:
    A number of fire engines from Middlewich, Winsford, Northwich, Malpas, Crewe and Holmes Chapel have attended

Shortly before 4.45pm firefighters were called to reports of a large fire in a field near to Coalpit Lane.

Crews attended and, wearing breathing apparatus, using hose reel jets and a main jet to tackle the fire. They also used a ground monitor to track progress.

Firefighters remained at the scene overnight and were assisted by a local farmer who has used machinery to turn over the contents of the fire.

The fire was brought under control and left for the farmer to tend to.


Smoke in kitchen in Ellesmere Port

  • Time of Incident:
    09/11/2019 - 16:42
  • Location:
    Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port. CH65 9JR
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended from Ellesmere Port

Shortly before 4.45pm fire crews responded to reports of smoke in the kitchen of a business premises on Kinsey Road.

They used a thermal imaging camera to check for heat sources, but there was no fire. Advice was passed on to staff at the business.


Two-vehicle collision in Runcorn

  • Time of Incident:
    09/11/2019 - 14:19
  • Location:
    Sandy Lane, Runcorn. WA7 4EY
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Runcorn

Firefighters attended a two-vehicle collision at Sandy Lane shortly before 2.20pm.

The crew made the vehicles safe and stayed at the scene for 30 minutes.


Collision in Stockton Heath

  • Time of Incident:
    09/11/2019 - 11:43
  • Location:
    Nr Fairfield Road, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington and one from Lymm

Fire crews from Warrington and Lymm were called to a three vehicle collision near to Fairfield Road.

Firefighters assisted other emergency services and made the vehicles safe. They were at the scene for 40 minutes.


Bonfire left unattended in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    08/11/2019 - 23:32
  • Location:
    Arbury Lane, Warrington. WA2 0RJ
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington and one from Lymm

Firefighters were called to a bonfire which had been left unattended.

They used a hose reel jet to put the fire out and stayed at the scene to damp down. Crews were at the incident for around 50 minutes.


Fire in derelict building in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    08/11/2019 - 23:03
  • Location:
    Hale Bank Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    A number of fire engines attended throughout the night from Widnes, Runcorn, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Penketh

Shortly after 11pm firefighters were called to reports of a fire in a derelict building.

The single story former business premises was well alight on arrival and crews, wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the fire using three hose reel jets and a main jet.

Firefighters remained at the scene overnight to damp down and used a thermal imaging camera to identify any hotspots. There were five cylinders inside the building and crews cooled them down and monitored the temperature for several hours.

The fire has been fully extinguished and the cylinders have been removed from the building.

A cordon was put in place, with Hale Bank Road closed in both directions, and a number of houses nearby were evacuated as a precaution.

Fire crews were at the scene for around eight hours.


Teenager stuck in swing in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    08/11/2019 - 19:57
  • Location:
    Rowland Close, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Birchwood

At around 8pm a fire crew was called to Rowland Close after a teenage girl had become trapped in a child's swing.

Firefighters used hand tools to release the girl and were in attendance for 25 minutes.


Fire in open in Malpas

  • Time of Incident:
    08/11/2019 - 19:34
  • Location:
    A49, Malpas.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Malpas

Firefighters were called to reports of a small fire outside a house on the A49 at Croxton Green.

A crew from Malpas attended and used a hose reel jet to put out the fire. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots once the fire had been extinguished.


Car on fire on Warrington car dealership forecourt

  • Time of Incident:
    08/11/2019 - 14:08
  • Location:
    Juniper Lane, Woolston, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine from Birchwood attended

Shortly after 2pm firefighters were called to reports of a car being on fire on a car dealership forecourt in Juniper Lane, Woolston, Warrington.

On arrival the crew found the saloon car well alight.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

The vehicle was then damped down to make it safe.

A thermal imaging camera was used to monitor temperatures.

Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour-and-a-half.