JCB on fire at industrial estate in Runcorn

10/07/2020 - 03:59

Northwich Road, Runcorn

Three fire engines attended, one from Runcorn, one from Widnes and one from Penketh


At around 4am firefighters received a report of a fire involving a JCB in the yard of a businesses premises at Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn.

On arrival at Northwich Road crews found the mechanical excavator well alight.

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

They then damped down the JCB to make it safe.

The JCB's temperature was monitored with a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.

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Last updated: Friday 10 July 2020