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Bedroom fire caused by phone charger

Frobisher Road, Shoeburyness
04/01/2016 @ 13:51
Incident Number: 141
In attendance: 1 x Shoeburyness, 1 x Southend


Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire caused by a phone charger which had been left unattended. The fire was in a bedroom on the first floor of a detatched property measuring 8m x 5m.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguiush the fire by 14:19hrs and used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

Fire safety advice:

With so many devices needing to be charged these days it is vital that everyone makes sure they take care when they plug in. It is very important you NEVER leave your electrical devices charging unattended. Charge phones, tablets, laptops and e-cigarettes while you are in the room and turn them off when you leave the room.

Read more about charging safely here: http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Take_charge_of_your_fire_safety/

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