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House Fire

Chapel Hill, Braintree
09/02/2016 @ 00:49
Incident Number: 1904
In attendance: 2 x Braintree


Firefighters were called to a house fire in Braintree in the early hours today. On arrival the incident commander reported that the fire was on the first floor of a semi-detached house. Wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel jet crews had extinguished the fire by 01:07hrs. 

They stayed at the scene clearing smoke from the property with a positive pressure ventilation fan and ensuring no hot-spots remained. Crews had completed their work by 01:48hrs.

Station Officer Steve Wintrip, Braintree Fire Station, said: "A family of four were rendered homeless at this incident but thankfully no injuries were sustained during their escape. The incident was believed to have been caused accidentally by a remote controlled car battery that was charging. The house did have working smoke alarms which helped to raise the alarm."

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