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House fire

Sandon Hill, Ford End
09/02/2018 @ 03:15
Incident Number: 71782
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford, 1 x Braintree


Firefighters were called to a house fire in Ford End, near Chelmsford.

Passers-by spotted smoke coming from the roof of the property and alerted the owner who called 999.

When crews arrived they reported the house was full of smoke and the fire was breaking through the roof.

While a team of firefighters set about tackling the fire, another crew helped to salvage some items from the property to protect them from water damage. The road was shut so firefighters could deal with the fire safely.

Firefighters worked extremely hard and managed to stop the fire spreading to the rest of the property. The property has suffered smoke and water damage, but the fire damage was limited to the roof space.

At 6:30am the initial fire crews were relieved by one fire crew who continued to dampen down and make the scene safe.

At 12.30pm firefighters confirmed that the scene was cool. 

Following an investigation the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental, and was accidental and most likely to have started due to an electrical fault. 

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