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Fire in fast food restaurant

Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea
14/05/2018 @ 04:09
Incident Number: 77295
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Leigh


Crews were called to a fire at a fast food restaurant after a resident from a flat above reported their smoke alarm was going off. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the fast food restaurant, which is on the ground floor below the flats, was 20% alight and completely smoke logged. 

Crews worked to extinguish the fire by 5.05am. 

The cause has been recorded as accidental, and started after discarded rags soaked with hot oil began smouldering throughout the night and eventually caught fire.

The shop has been completely destroyed by the smoke damage. 

The flats above did not suffer any damage. 

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