FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a two-car crash in Chelford last night, Thursday, and found both vehicles to be on fire on arrival.

The incident happened at approximately 6.40pm on the A537 Chelford Road.

Two people involved in the collision, a man and a woman in her 30s, were assessed at the scene by paramedics.

They were then taken to Macclesfield Hospital via ambulance.

One fire engine attended from Wilmslow Fire Station and the road was closed in both directions by the police as emergency services worked at the scene.

Knutsford Guardian:

No-one was trapped inside either of the vehicles, however both were well alight.

A quantity of fuel had leaked onto the road and the fire had also affected a power line.

Firefighters set up a water supply and used jets and a powder extinguisher to put out the blaze, while specialist grid mats were utilised to prevent the fuel from entering the drains.

Electricity North West were called upon to assess the power line and Highways England cleaned up the fuel from the road.

Firefighters were in attendance for less than one hour and thirty minutes, and they then left the incident in the hands of the police and Highways England.