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Fatal house fire

Ferndale Road, Rayleigh
14/02/2018 @ 18:30
Incident Number: 72060
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Hawkwell


A man has sadly died following a house fire yesterday evening (Wednesday 14 February).

Firefighters were alerted to the fire by a neighbour of the semi-detached property, who noticed it burning within the ground floor and immediately called 999.

On arrival crews reported that, due to the open-plan nature of the premises, the fire had developed and spread to much of the ground floor.

Fire crews used a positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan to clear the premises of the large amount of smoke that had accumulated and were able to extinguish the fire completely by 7.26pm.

Following a joint fire and police investigation, we believe the fire was caused accidentally.

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