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House fire

Radvald Chase, Stanway
30/07/2017 @ 00:02
Incident Number: 59903
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 1 x Tiptree, 1 x Witham


Firefighters were called to a fire in a mid-terraced house in Stanway, Colchester.

When fire crews arrived at the property they reported the whole of the ground floor was on fire and the smoke was affecting the first floor. Firefighters immediately entered the building to check no-one was inside and to tackle the fire.

Firefighters also went into the two adjoining properties to check the fire hadn't spread via the loft space and to ventilate due to slight smoke logging.

The fire was extinguished by 00:50am. Firefighters managed to rescue a pet corn snake, but unfortunately a hamster died.

The fire investigation found that the fire had started accidentally by a candle.

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