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Kitchen fire

Rayleigh Road, Eastwood
30/09/2021 @ 08:31
Incident Number: 153308
In attendance: 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rayleigh Weir


Crews were called to a flat above a shop after reports of a fire. 

On arrival firefighters reported that there was a fire in the kitchen and worked well to contain it to the single room, avoiding it spreading to other parts of the flat or the shop below. 

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 8.58am and then stayed on to ensure the site was safe. 

The flat has suffered significant smoke damage throughout and the kitchen has been destroyed by the fire. 

Following a fire investigation officers have recorded the fire as an accidental electrical fire. 


Electrical fires

Electrical appliances, plugs and cables that are old or poorly wired can be a real danger in your home. There are particular danger signs to look out for on all electrical items you have around your home. If you think something needs fixing or changing do it straight away. For more information on electrical safety visit our electrical home safety advice web page.

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