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Flooding within residential building

Cherrydown East, Basildon
08/11/2017 @ 07:55
Incident Number: 66415
In attendance: 1 x Basildon, 1 x Orsett, 1 x Corringham


Firefighters assisted at a residential building that was affected by flooding this morning after a hot water pipe burst.

On arrival, fire crews reported that several flats on the building's fifth floor and the communal stairwell were flooded.

Crews isolated the water source by 8.24am, before assisting with the salvaging of possessions from the properties and using an Aquavac to drain remaining water.

Firefighters worked with the building’s management company to gain entry to vacant flats and ensure the scene was safe, before leaving at 10.40am.

The flats have suffered minor water damage.

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