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Fire involving pan in Handforth

  • Time of Incident:
    25/01/2022 - 01:10
  • Location:
    Chelford Road, Handforth.
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, one from Poynton and one from Wilmslow - along with two from Greater Manchester

Firefighters were called following reports of a fire at a property on Chelford Road.

On arrival the crews found that the fire had involved a pan of food.

A large fan was used to ventilate the property.

A woman also received oxygen from firefighters.


Collision involving one car on M56

  • Time of Incident:
    24/01/2022 - 21:13
  • Location:
    M56 Westbound Junction 12 to Junction 14
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, one from Frodsham and one from Powey Lane
Firefighters were called following reports of a collision on M56 westbound between junction 12 and junction 14.
On arrival the crew found that one car had collided with a barrier.
Firefighters made the scene safe.

Collision in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 20:27
  • Location:
    A579, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington. One fire engine attended from Birchwood. One fire engine attended from Lymm.

Firefighters were called to a one vehicle collision involving a van at the junction of A579 and A49 in Warrington.

The crews assisted paramedics in extricating a male casualty.


Car fire in Disley

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 18:24
  • Location:
    Waterside Road, Disley.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Poynton. One fire engine from Greater Manchester.

Firefighters were called to a car fire in Waterside Road, Disley.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to put out the fire and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.


Small fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 17:33
  • Location:
    St Anselms Place, Warrington.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

Firefighters were called to a small bonfire in St Anselms Place, Warrington.

Crews used a water back pack to put out the fire.


Small fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 17:17
  • Location:
    Dundalk Road, Widnes.
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

Firefighters were called to a small fire in Dundalk Road, Widnes.

The crew used water to put out the fire.


Horse unable to get up off the floor at a Prestbury farm

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 14:06
  • Location:
    Chelford Road, Prestbury
  • Attendance:
    Two fires engine attended - from Macclesfield and Lymm - as did an animal rescue unit from Bollington and a line rescue unit from Lymm

Shortly after 2pm firefighters received a report of a horse lying on its side in an open field at a farm on Chelford Road in Prestbury and being unable to get up.

An animal rescue unit and a line rescue unit were dispatched to the farm.

They used specialist equipment to reposition the 28-year-old horse to enable a vet to carry out a full examination of it.

Sadly, due to the condition of the horse, it was put to sleep by the vet following the examination.

The horse's owner was in attendance.

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


Fire alarm activated at a care home in Middlewich

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 11:32
  • Location:
    Willowmere East Road, Middlewich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Middlewich

Shortly after 11.30am firefighters were informed of a fire alarm having been evacuated at a care home on Willowmere East Road in Middlewich.

The home was evacuated and firefighters inspected the premises, looking for hotspots with a thermal imaging camera.

There were no signs of fire or hotspots, and it was established that the alarm had been activated as a result of a fault on the system.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.


Fire at a car dealership's workshop in Winsford

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 06:02
  • Location:
    Weaver Valley Road, Winsford
  • Attendance:
    Four fire engines attended, one from Winsford, two from Northwich and one from Middlewich

At around 6am firefighters received a report of a smoke alarm sounding at a car dealership on Weaver Valley Road in Winsford.

On arrival crews discovered that there was a fire in a single-storey workshop measuring approximately 10 metres by 30 metres.

The workshop contained several vehicles.

Further fire engines were dispatched to the scene.

It was decide that four fire engines were required.

A safety cordon was set up and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the workshop and began fighting the fire with two hose reel jets.

A water supply was set up and the electricity supply to the workshop was isolated.

Once the fire was out the workshop was damped down to make it safe.

The workshop was also ventilated.

No-one is believed to have been injured as a result of the fire.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than four hours.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has taken place.

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


Tumble dryer fire at an Alderley Edge pub

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 03:59
  • Location:
    Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, from Poynton and Wilmslow

At 4am firefighters were called to a report of smoke coming from a tumble dryer at a pub in Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge.

On arrival the tumble dryer was on fire on the first floor.

A water supply was set up, the electricity supply was isolated and a firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, which was contained to the tumble dryer, with a hose reel jet.

A covering jet was also utilised.

Once the fire was out the tumble dryer was taken to a safe place outside.

A large fan was used to clear smoke from the pub.

No-one is believed to have been injured as a result of the fire.

An occupant was suffering from the effects of slight smoke inhalation. Firefighters called an ambulance for her.

Firefighters were in attendance for around three hours.

For tumble dryer fire safety advice visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/tumble-dryer-fire-safety.


Fire in a back garden in Crewe

  • Time of Incident:
    23/01/2022 - 00:08
  • Location:
    Nutfield Avenue, Crewe
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Crewe

Shortly after 12 midnight firefighters were notified of a fire in Nutfield Avenue, Crewe.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a large fire in the back garden of a domestic property.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around 10 minutes.


Outside fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 19:39
  • Location:
    Hawleys Lane, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Warrington

At around 7.40pm firefighters received a report of an outside fire in the Hawleys Lane area of Warrington.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire involved the steel drum of a brazier.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet and were in attendance for around five minutes.


Small bin fire in Warrington

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 19:35
  • Location:
    Boston Boulevard, Great Sankey, Warrington
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

Shortly after 7.30pm firefighters attended Boston Boulevard in Great Sankey, Warrington, following a report of an outside fire.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small bin fire.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and were in attendance for less than 10 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the fire should give the details to Cheshire Constabulary via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or by calling 101, quoting IML 1183788.


Chip pan fire in Chester

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 19:15
  • Location:
    Alder Grove, Hoole, Chester
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Chester

At around 7.15pm firefighters were informed of smoke alarms sounding at a domestic property in Alder Grove, Hoole, Chester.

On arrival the crew discovered that a fire involving a chip pan had activated the alarms.

The fire was out on arrival.

Firefighters ventilated the property and monitored the temperature of the chip pan with a thermal imaging camera.

They left the address once they were satisfied that it was safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 45 minutes.

For chip pan fire safety tips visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/chip-pans.


Fire involving a chimney stack in Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 19:02
  • Location:
    The Cobbles, Nether Peover, Northwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Northwich

At around 7pm firefighters received a report of a fire involving a chimney stack at a domestic property at The Cobbles, Nether Peover, Northwich.

The fire was out on arrival.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to look for hotspots both inside and outside the chimney stack.

They left the property once they had inspected the property and were satisfied that it was safe.

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

For tips on avoiding a chimney fire visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/chimneys.


Motorbike destroyed by fire in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 18:56
  • Location:
    Dundalk Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Widnes

Shortly before 7pm firefighters were called to a report of an outside fire in the Dundalk Road area of Widnes.

On arrival the crew discovered that the fire involved a motorbike.

Firefighters used water to put out the fire.

The fire left the motorbike complete destroyed.

Firefighters left the scene once they were satisfied that the fire was completely out and the motorbike was safe.

They were in attendance for around 20 minutes.


Small fire on a skate ramp in Widnes

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 17:59
  • Location:
    Bancroft Road, Widnes
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Penketh

At 6pm firefighters were informed of an outside fire in the Bancroft Road area of Widnes.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a small fire on a skate ramp.

Firefighters used water to put out the fire and were in attendance for 15 minutes.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Anyone with any information about the fire should give the details to Cheshire Constabulary via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or by calling 101, quoting IML 1183726.


Fire at allotments in Nantwich

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 17:10
  • Location:
    Welshmans Lane, Nantwich
  • Attendance:
    One fire engine attended from Nantwich

At 5.10pm firefighters were notified of a fire at allotments in the Welshmans Lane area of Nantwich.

On arrival the crew discovered that it was a case of controlled burning that had got out of control.

It had spread to hedgerows.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They also turned over and damped down things involved in the fire to make them safe.

Firefighters left the scene once they were satisfied that the fire was fully out.

They were in attendance for less than half-an-hour.


Gas filled domestic property in Congleton

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 13:37
  • Location:
    Swaledale Avenue, Congleton
  • Attendance:
    Two fire engines attended, from Macclesfield and Congleton

Shortly after 1.30pm firefighters received reports of a strong smell of gas at an a domestic property in Swaledale Avenue, Congleton.

Gas monitors were used and crews discovered that a gas hob had been left switched on.

Firefighters turned off the cooker and isolated the gas supply to the property.

They also ventilated the property.

A gas engineer subsequently attended to make sure that the address was safe.

Firefighters were in attendance for more than an hour.


Fire at an occupied house in Whitegate, near Northwich

  • Time of Incident:
    22/01/2022 - 12:31
  • Location:
    Grange Lane, Whitegate, near Northwich
  • Attendance:
    Three fire engines attended, from Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich

At around 12.30pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire at an occupied house in Grange Lane, Whitegate, near Northwich.

On arrival smoke alarms were sounding and there was a fire in the front room of the ground floor.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house.

The occupier was handed over to the care of paramedics. She was taken to hospital in an ambulance for precautionary checks.

The firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

A safety jet was also used, as was a large fan to clear smoke from the house.

Firefighters left the address once they were satisfied that it was safe.

They were in attendance for around an hour.