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Electric car catches fire

Rettendon Turnpike, Wickford
09/07/2017 @ 04:02
Incident Number: 58407
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x South Woodham Ferrers


An electric car which was left on charge outside an office building has been 100% destroyed and caused smoke damage to a building after catching alight.

Crews were called to reports of a car fire this morning (Sunday 9 July) outside an office building.

On arrival firefighters reported that the car was 100% alight and that the building it was parked outside was becoming smoke logged as a result.

By 6.25am firefighters had extinguish the fire, ventilated the building and ensured that the scene was safe.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental, and was due to an electrical fault.

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