Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


PHOTO: Garage fire spreads to roof of house

Stablefields, Runwell
26/05/2022 @ 16:16
Incident Number: 168647
In attendance: 1 x Wickford, 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 2 x Basildon, 1 x Chelmsford Aerial Ladder Platform

Four crews were called to a garage fire in Runwell earlier today.

On arrival, crews reported that a fire in a garage was spreading to the roof and loft of a house.

Crews wearing Breathing Apparatus entered the loft to prevent the fire from spreading to the rest of the house.

Firefighters worked to extinguish the garage fire by 5:35pm.

The garage and the loft of the house were completely destroyed.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

Station Manager Al Green said: “Crews worked quickly to prevent the fire spreading throughout the house. Crews in Breathing Apparatus accessed the roof area to help extinguish the fire and this prevented it from spreading further.”

Could you be an on-call firefighter?

Firefighters attending this incident from Wickford Fire Station are on-call firefighters. They all live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their community.

If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter.

Find out more at

Incident Images

  • Screenshot 2022-05-26 at 18
Site by Pingala Media