THREE fire crews were called out yesterday evening to tackle a large skip fire at the Gatewarth Recycling site in Warrington.
At around 7pm two fire crews from Penketh and one from Warrington attended Barnard Street in Great Sankey, following reports of a fire at a recycling site.
On arrival the crews found a large industrial skip well alight. The skip contained electrical equipment.
Water supplies were established and a water shuttle was set up to get enough water to the area. Two firefighters fought the fire with hose reel jets. One of them wore breathing apparatus. A main jet was later used.
Once the fire was out the skip was damped down to make it safe, with temperatures monitored via a thermal imaging camera. Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour and 45 minutes.
Earlier in the evening at around 6.15pm one fire engine from Birchwood was called to reports of a car being on fire in the Manchester Road area of Woolston, Warrington.
On arrival the crew found the vehicle well alight on a roundabout leading to Junction 21 of the M6.
The slip road was temporarily closed and a firefighter wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.
The car was then damped down to make it safe, with temperatures monitored via a thermal imaging camera.
Once they were satisfied that the car was safe firefighters handed the incident over to Highways England.
They were in attendance for nearly an hour.
📠 🚒 Red Watch were mobilised to a large industrial skip well alight at Gatewarth Recycling Centre. Firefighters used a water shuttle, hose reel and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. The fire is suspected to be deliberately set. @warrfs & Penketh on call assisted. pic.twitter.com/fczvEELtY1
— Penketh Fire Station (@PenkethFS) September 25, 2020