Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Restaurant fire

London Road, Benfleet
28/02/2019 @ 20:02
Incident Number: 95894
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Basildon, 1 x Corringham, 1 x Southend (ALP)

Firefighters were called to the scene of a restaurant fire this evening.

On arrival, crews immediately requested the support of an Aerial Ladder Platform to allow them to tackle the fire from height.

At 8.40pm, the officer in charge advised that firefighters were working to tackle a fire in the roof void of the premises. Crews used positive pressure ventilation fans to clear excess smoke while attempts to reach the seat of the fire continue.

At 9.10pm, the officer in charge confirmed that the fire in the roof area had been extinguished. Crews worked to locate and extinguish remaining hot spots within the structure of the building.

At 9.30pm, the fire was extinguished completely.

Following an investigation, we believe this fire was caused accidentally.

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