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Fire in roof spreads to next door

Jena Close, Shoeburyness
19/05/2020 @ 05:57
Incident Number: 123107
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Shoeburyness, 1 x Leigh


Firefighters are currently at the scene of a fire affecting two houses in Jena Close, Shoeburyness.

On arrival, crews confirmed that there was an established fire in the roof of a semi-detached house that had spread to the roof next door.

Firefighters are extinguishing the fire in sections.

If you live in the area, please keep your windows and doors shut.

This is an ongoing incident and we will provide regular updates.

UPDATE 7:45am

Firefighters extinguished the fire at 7:40am, crews remain at the scene to make the area safe. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out later today.

UPDATE 9am

Julian Benson-Ryal, Group Manager, said: "A build-up of rubbish outside has ended up causing a devastating house fire; the roof has been destroyed and the house has been ruined."

If you have a build-up of rubbish, check with your local council for advice or assistance in clearing it.

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