Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Electrical fault causes flat fire

Chinook, Colchester
09/05/2022 @ 09:28
Incident Number: 167532
In attendance: 2 x Colchester

Crews were called to a flat fire in Chinook, Colchester this morning after an electrical fault caused a fire.

On arrival, crews reported that smoke was coming out of the windows of a first floor flat.

Firefighters entered the flat wearing Breathing Apparatus to rescue anyone who could be trapped inside.

Crews searched the property and thankfully nobody was inside.

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 9:53am.

Crews believe the fire was caused by a faulty appliance in the kitchen.

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