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Kitchen fire in commercial building

High Street, Billericay
15/12/2017 @ 05:49
Incident Number: 68640
In attendance: 1 x Basildon, 1 x Billericay


Crews were called to reports of a fire in a kitchen in a commercial property in Billericay High Street.

On arrival firefighters reported that the building was heavily smoke logged and the windows were steamed up, but there was no sign of fire.

Firefighters searched the ground floor and as they entered the kitchen at the back of the building discovered a burst water pipe.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental, and it is thought that a fire had started in the kitchen and was then extinguished by a burst water pipe.

Crews worked to check the building and ensure it was safe.

The kitchen area has suffered heavy smoke damage.

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