FIREFIGHTERS were again called out to deal with a deliberate fire in the open – this time involving a bin at Birchwood Forest Park during the early hours of this morning (Thursday).
At around 1.40am firefighters were notified of a fire at Birchwood Forest Park in Moss Gate, Warrington.
On arrival, the crew from Warrington discovered that the fire involved a small amount of rubbish in a bin.
Firefighters used water to put out the fire and were in attendance for around 20 minutes.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
Anyone with any information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 958457, or give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report
Meanwhile last night (Wednesday) Three fire engines attended a HGV fire near Daresbury Park on the M56 eastbound, between junctions 11 and 10.
On arrival, crews discovered that the HGV was on the hard shoulder approximately a mile away from Junction 11.
The fire involving a rear-wheel appeared to be out on arrival.
A small amount of smoke was coming from the brake hub.
The hard shoulder was fended off by police and Highways England and firefighters allowed the brake hub to cool down naturally.
They monitored its temperature with a thermal imaging camera.
Firefighters handed the incident over to Highways England and left the motorway once they were satisfied that the HGV was safe.
They were in attendance for around an hour.