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Fire in roof of large two-storey property

Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea
21/02/2020 @ 13:49
Incident Number: 118443
In attendance: 2 x Southend (1 x Aerial Ladder Platform), 1 x Leigh, 1 x Hawkwell, 1 x Rochford


Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in a two-storey home in Westcliff this afternoon.

On arrival crews confirmed that the fire was within the roof of the property, which measures approximately 15 square metres. The loft area of the building was 100% alight.

The officer-in-charge requested the support of an Aerial Ladder Platform to allow crews to reach the roof area safely and spray water on it from above.

A large amount of smoke is being created by the fire. Please avoid the area. If you live or work nearby, please keep all windows and doors closed while firefighters continue to tackle the fire.

Update 2.50pm - The fire is now under control. Crews are tackling hotspots using both within the building and using the aerial ladder platform from outside the property.

Update 3.40pm - The fire has now been extinguished. An investigation will be carried out to find out the cause of the fire. 

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