Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire in high-rise building

New Road, Grays
13/10/2017 @ 09:25
Incident Number: 64626
In attendance: 2 x Grays, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Corringham

Firefighters were called to a fire within a high-rise building this morning.

On arrival, fire crews reported a fire within an eighth floor flat.

The building's stay put policy was immediately implemented and firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to the flat's bedroom.

Crews extinguished the fire by 9.55am, before clearing the property of smoke using Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans.

Much of the bedroom has been fire damaged, while the rest of the flat has also been damaged by smoke and heat. The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.

One person suffered from smoke inhalation and was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.




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