Fire in a block of flats in Runcorn

20/04/2019 - 20:29

Plantation Close, Runcorn

One fire engine attended from Runcorn, one from Widnes and one from Penketh

Fire crews were called to a fire in a communal stairway in a block of flats on Plantation Close, Runcorn. Firefighters, two wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to put out the fire.
The flats were evacuated with assistance from Cheshire Police. Four people were checked over by paramedics suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation and two casualties were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The fire is being treated as arson. Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police quoting incident number IML 379908.
Crews were at the scene for two hours and 40 minutes.

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