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Small fire on third floor of high rise flats

Coleman Street, Southend
06/03/2019 @ 07:39
Incident Number: 96200
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rochford, 1 x Shoeburyness, 1 x Hawkwell


Firefighters were called to reports of a small fire in the stairwell on the third floor of a high rise building.

A bin and the rubbish inside was on fire.

Fire crews managed to quickly extinguish the small fire and clear the smoke which was contained to the stairwell.

Residents of the building followed the correct procedure and safely stayed inside their flats while firefighters dealt with the fire.

The fire was started deliberately and the incident was left in the care of the Police.

If you live in a high-rise building and are not sure what to do in the event of a fire, take a look at our fire safety advice here: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/highrise.

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