FIVE fire crews were involved in tackling a large house fire at Frodsham on Saturday afternoon which was spreading to a neighbouring property.
Five fire engines attended from Widnes, Runcorn, Penketh, Lymm and Chester, along with an aerial appliance from Chester shortly before 3pm following reports of a house fire on Wayford Close, Frodsham.
Firefighters from Widnes, Runcorn and Lymm were initially dispatched to the scene and on arrival the crews were greeted with a large fire in a semi-detached house which was quickly spreading to a neighbouring property. Additional crews from Chester and Penketh were dispatched to the scene, along with an aerial appliance from Chester.
Four firefighters, wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and used using two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. The crews then discontinued using breathing apparatus and continued to used two hose reel jets to dampen down.
Firefighters also used a large fan to clear the smoke from the buildings and a thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.
A number of vehicles parked outside the property were also been damaged as a result of the fire.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and was caused by a fuel leak on a vehicle that was parked in a garage attached to the property.
All of the occupants of the two houses were accounted for and two people were been treated for smoke inhalation.
Police were also in attendance at the scene and a small cordon was put in place as a precautionary measure.
Firefighters were detained at the property for around six hours and 40 minutes.