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Flat fire

Winsford Gardens, Westcliff
10/04/2019 @ 08:44
Incident Number: 98275
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Leigh


Firefighters were called to a fire in a flat above a shop in Westcliff this morning (Wednesday 10 April).

The alarm was raised when a shop worker nearby smelt smoke and called 999.

When fire crews arrived they reported that the flat was full of smoke.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus immediately entered the flat to check if anyone was inside. Fire crews managed to quickly confirm no one was inside and then quickly extinguished the fire. The fire affected the electric in the flat which has also caused an electricty cuts for the surrounding properties.

The electricty board was requested to attend the incident to deal with the electricity issues.

An investigation will be carried out to find the cause of the fire.

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