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Fire in ground floor flat

Elm Road, Shoebuyness
08/03/2019 @ 22:16
Incident Number: 96340
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Shoeburyness, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rochford


Firefighters were called to a flat fire in Southend last night (Friday 8 March).

When fire crews arrived they reported the building consisted of three floors, and the fire was located in the ground floor flat.

The occupant of the flat was already outside, thanks to a passerby who had seen smoke coming from the flat and managed to get into the flat and get the occupant outside. The occupant, who had suffered smoke inhalation, was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

The rest building was evacuated while crews could deal with the fire.

The fire was extinguished by 11pm. The flat where the fire started has been completely destroyed, but the other flats in the block were unaffected.

An investigation is being carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

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