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Fire in collapsed outbuilding

Central Wall Road, Canvey Island
17/06/2018 @ 11:04
Incident Number: 79481
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Canvey Island, 1 x Basildon


Firefighters were called to reports of a fire this morning involving an outbuilding.

Crews advised on arrival that the outbuilding, which is partly wood structure and measures around three metres by five metres, had collapsed following a small explosion.

Firefighters extinguished the fire completely by 11:30am and proceeded to use thermal imaging cameras to ensure that there were no remaining hotspots within the structure.

The outbuilding, which is used as an arts and crafts studio, has been destroyed.

An elderly lady was left in the care of the Ambulance Service after suffering from burns.

A fire investigation found that the fire was caused accidentally.

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