Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fish tank causes fire

Fanton Chase, Wickford
11/05/2018 @ 14:43
Incident Number: 77154
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Wickford

Crews were called to a house in Fanton Chase, Wickford, after the home owner heard a loud bang and noticed smoke. 

When firefighters arrived they quickly entered the house and used a thermal image camera to locate the fire, which was in an open plan kitchen. 

As well as extinguishing the fire, crews used positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fans to clear smoke from the house, which was heavily smoke logged. 

The cause has been recorded as accidental, and started after an electrical fault with a fish tank. 

One female casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. 

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