Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire within flat

High Street, Canvey Island
12/10/2017 @ 11:44
Incident Number: 64580
In attendance: 2 x Canvey, 1 x Leigh

Firefighters were alerted to a fire in a first floor flat this morning.

On arrival crews reported that the fire, which had started within the premises, had spread to the external part of the building.

Firefighters isolated the fire to the roof area of the flat, which is situated above a shop, by 12.41pm before using thermal imaging cameras to identify remaining hotspots.

By 1.20pm, crews had extinguished the fire completely and remained at the scene until around 2pm to ensure there was no risk of reignition.

The fire was caused by a faulty toaster and has completely destroyed the flat's kitchen, while the living area has also been affected by smoke damage.



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