June 2020 Enewsletter - Firelink
Welcome to the June edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter.
Firefighters warn smokers of the dangers of smoking indoors after three fatal fires
We are warning residents about the dangers of smoking at home following a third fatal fire in Cheshire East involving cigarettes since February this year.
The latest fire was on 31 May in the bedroom of a terraced house in Moorhouse Avenue in Alsager. Members of the public rescued an 83-year-old man, and firefighters rescued a 75-year-old woman. The couple were taken to hospital but sadly died days later.
This latest incident followed a living room fire in Congleton in April where a 73-year-old man sadly died, and a fire in a bedroom in Nantwich in February in which an 80-year-old woman and an 82-year-old man sadly died.
A joint investigation between Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police indicates that, in all three cases, the fire was accidental and caused by a cigarette.
Find out more - Firefighters warn smokers of the dangers of smoking indoors after three fatal fires
Be Water Aware
Cooling off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes can have deadly consequences.
We're urging people, particularly children and teenagers, not to swim anywhere other than in purpose-built and supervised swimming pools unless they are members of an organised swimming group.
If you spot someone in trouble in the water, please 999 to call us.
Find out more - Be Water Aware
Countryside fire safety advice
Grass fires can get out of hand very quickly, cause extensive damage and put lives at risk.
They can also last for several days once a fire takes hold using up valuable Fire Service resources which could be needed elsewhere.
Find out more - Countryside safety