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Bin fire spreads to shop

The Causeway, Great Baddow
18/10/2020 @ 22:29
Incident Number: 132943
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford


Crews were called to reports of a bin store on fire close to a block of flats in Great Baddow. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the fire had spread through a window into a ground floor shop and was also beginning to melt the outside window frames of the flats above. 

Watch Manager Lewis Black, Chelmsford Fire Station, said:

"Our crews worked quickly to bring the fire under control and managed to stop it spreading inside any of the flats above. 

"During the incident we also worked with an onsite security officer to evactate the flats. No residents were injured and all of them were allowed back into their flats after about 20 minutes.

"The shop has suffered some fire, smoke and water damage."

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 11.15pm.

The cause of the fire is unknown. 

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