May 2021 - FiRELiNK eNewsletter
Welcome to the May edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Two firefighters honoured with Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Two firefighters from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have been honoured with a Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.
Nigel Quarmby and Colin Burgess were recognised with the commendation for their efforts in rescuing a woman from the River Mersey in 2018.
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Weed burner warning following fire in Ellesmere Port
Firefighters are warning people of the dangers of using weed burners in their gardens following a fire in Ellesmere Port.
The recent fire was caused by a homeowner using an electric device to kill weeds at the edge of his garden.
The weed burner ignited a wooden fence separating his garden from a neighbour’s address.
The fire quickly spread to the neighbour’s wooden shed that was up against the fence.
The resulting blaze destroyed the fence and the shed.
It spread to the exteriors of the houses at both addresses, as well as to a brick-built shed in the neighbour’s garden, before being extinguished by firefighters with hose reel jets.
The blaze caused significant damage to both addresses and firefighters are urging people to be cautious when using such garden gadgets.
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Last updated: Tuesday 25 May 2021