Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Faulty microwave in office block causes evacuation

Victoria Avenue, Southend
04/10/2017 @ 12:36
Incident Number: 64086
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rochford

Firefighters were alerted to reports of a fire on the 12th floor of a high-rise office block in Southend.

Firefighters arrived quickly and found a microwave has suffered an electrical fault, but there was no fire.

Firefighters removed the microwave and made sure the area was safe.

The office block was temporarily evacuated as part of standard office high-rise procedures.



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