Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Garage fire spreads to house

Poynters Lane, Great Wakering
24/07/2022 @ 21:02
Incident Number: 173669
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Shoeburyness

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in Great Wakering on Sunday night.

On arrival, crews reported that a fire in a double garage had spread to an adjacent house.

Firefighters worked hard to get the fire under control by 10.30pm. One fire crew remained at the scene to dampen down hotspots.

The garage has been badly destroyed by the fire, while the house itself has suffered minor damage - mainly from the effects of smoke.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but we are not treating it as suspicious.

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