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Firefighters prevent rubbish fire spreading to flats

Radford Way, Billericay
09/02/2020 @ 11:28
Incident Number: 117658
In attendance: 1 x Basildon, 1 x Billericay


Firefighters responded quickly to prevent several flats being destroyed after a fire within a pile of rubbish spread quickly.

Crews reported on arrival that the fire was around 15 metres by five metres, with several external bin containers affected.

Aided by high winds, the fire spread quickly and smoke had begun to affect nearby residential premises.

Due to the size of the fire and its location, more than 20 different callers had dialled 999 to inform Control Operators.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 12.04pm, ensuring the residential building suffered only minor damage. The cause of the fire has been recorded as undetermined.

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