Portable cabin fire in Warrington

08/09/2019 - 20:18

Barleycastle Lane, Appleton, Warrington

Two fire engines attended, one from Lymm and one from Stockton Heath

At around 8.15pm firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a field off Barleycastle Lane in Appleton, Warrington.
On arrival crews found that the fire involved a prefabricated portable cabin.
Firefighters cut the lock on a gate to access the fire and set up a water supply.
The fire had completely destroyed the portable cabin.
Two gas cylinders were involved in the fire.
Firefighters set up a ground monitor and used a hose reel jet and a main jet to cool down the gas cylinders.
They monitored the temperatures of the cylinders with a thermal imaging camera. 
Firefighters also damped the destroyed portable cabin down and turned over the affected materials to expose any hotspots.
They left the site once there were no signs of any hotspots and they were satisfied that the area affected by the fire and the gas cylinders were safe.
Firefighters were in attendance for more than three hours.
Police also attended.
Anyone with any information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 508298, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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