Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2018, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Fri, 17 Aug 201814:34:00 GMT Outbuilding fire spreads to house - PHOTOS - Stapleford Road, Romford Crews were called to a fire in Stapleford Road, Romford this afternoon. 

On arrival firefighters reported that a large outbuilding, which is occasionally used as accommodation, was completely alight and the fire was beginning to spread to a nearby house. 

Firefighters worked quickly to stop the fire spreading and extinguished it by 3.40pm. 

The outbuilding has been completely destroyed and the house suffered slight external fire damage. 

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. 

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Fire in three-storey building - PHOTOS - Burton Road, Loughton Firefighters are currently at the scene of a fire involving a three storey construction site.

Crews have requested the support of an Aerial Ladder Platform to help them tackle the fire, which has spread to a large amount of the building which measures 30 metres by 40 metres, from height.

At 12.01pm, firefighters reported that the incident has been sectorised to allow crews to surround the fire more efficiently.

Update - 12.30pm - The Incident Commander has reported that the fire is now surrounded and good progress is being made.

Firefighters are currently working to extinguish fires within the roof space of the building.

Please avoid the area. Several roads near to the building will remain closed for some time while firefighting continues.

If you live or work nearby, please keep doors and windows closed to avoid being affected by the smoke.

Update - 1.15pm - The fire is now out. An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire.

Crew Manager Ryan Fernandes said:

"Work was being carried out by builders on the roof of the site and this where the fire started.

"Initially we did not know if anyone was trapped, but soon confirmed that everyone had evacuated and began fighting the fire both from above and below.

"Crews worked incredibly hard to stop the fire spreading and quickly brought it under control.

"It was thanks to the great work of the crews that the damage caused by the fire is limited to the roof.

"Thanks to London Fire Brigade for their assistance, as well as Essex Police and Epping Forest District Council for their support."

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7458/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7458/ Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - car collides with house - PHOTOS - Abbotts A fire crew from Corringham were called to a house in Stanford Le Hope after reports that a car had collided with it. 

On arrival firefighters reported that no one was trapped but remained on the scene to ensure it was safe.

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Road traffic collision - one casualty - Sewardstone Road, Waltham Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision last night.

Crews reported that two vehicles had been involved in the collision and one person was left trapped.

Firefighters worked hard to release the person as quickly as possible and did so by 0.37am, before leaving them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7457/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7457/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two vehicles - Wyncolls Road, Colchester Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision this afternoon.

On arrival crews reported that one man was trapped following the incident, which involved two vehicles.

Firefighters worked to release the man by 4.35pm, before leaving him in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7456/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7456/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
House fire - Tallis Way,Warley Firefighters were called to a house fire in Warley this afternoon.

When fire crews arrived they reported that a room on the ground floor of the three storey house was on fire and the house was full of smoke. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and quickly extinguished the fire.

The fire was extinuished by 1:45pm. An investigation to find the cause of the fire is underway.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7455/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7455/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Vehicle fire - damages house - Homestead Gardens, Benfleet Firefighters were called to a mini-van on fire in front of a house in Benfleet.

When firefighters arrived they reported the fire was also affecting the front of the house. Firefighters managed to quickly extinguish the fire and stop it spreading to the inside of the property.

The fire destroyed the mini-van and caused damage to the windows/door/porch/soffits and guttering on the outside of the house.

The cause of the fire was found to be be accidental, caused by faulty electrics in the vehicle.

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House fire - Brook Road, Stansted Firefighters have been called to a house fire in Stansted.

Update at 1am: Firefighters are at the scene and have confirmed that there is no one reported to be inside the property. Fire crews are tackling the fire.

Update at 1:15am: Crews report that the house is full of smoke and the roof is 50% on fire. Firefighters are working hard to extinguish the fire.

Update at 2:20am: The fire has been extinguished. The house has been severely damaged by the fire and left uninabitable.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7453/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7453/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Roxwell Road, Chelmsford Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a vehicle left had left the roadway.

Fire crews worked with paramedics to help release one casualty trapped in the vehicle.

The casualty was released by 8:20pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7452/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7452/ Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Derelict building fire - Northbrooks, Harlow Firefighters were alerted to a fire in a derelict building in Harlow last night (Saturday 12 August).

When firefighters arrived they reported that the single storey building was 60% on fire and completely full of smoke.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 11pm. The building has been badly damaged.

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

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7451/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7451/ Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - van overturned - PHOTO - Dunmow Road, Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving one car and one van.

The van had overturned onto it's roof.

Fire crews assisted at the scene and the casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. The crews made the scene safe before leaving at 4:15pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7450/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7450/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:34:00 GMT
Fire service and police work together to share safety messages in Community education officers are now delivering fire and police safety messages to school children in Essex.

The collaboration between Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) and Essex Police began in 2016 and the fire service's Education Team have been delivering joint messages since 2017, ranging from fire safety to cyber security.  

Jo Turton Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive said:
“Our schools team has been in place for more than ten years, and last year we reached 200,000 school children. In 2017 we expanded our education programme to include information about the importance of home security as well as information about the risk of fire in your home.

“This is an excellent example of collaboration between our fire service and Essex Police. By working together and sharing resources in this way we are able to make both our organisations more efficient. This ultimately means a better service for school children and better value for the public.”


To showcase our partnership the eight education officers delivering talks are now wearing a new uniform incorporating both the ECFRS and Essex Police crest.

ECFRS Education Coordinator, Dan Bailey, said: “Since working with Essex Police and delivering joint safety messages we have had a fantastic response from schools. They have engaged fully with our programmes and the children have benefitted greatly from topics such as cyber safety, healthy relationships, road safety, home security and fire safety.”

Chief Supt Carl O’Malley said: “Our joint education team can only benefit young people in Essex. Working with our colleagues at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has enabled us to deliver vital safety messages to thousands of school children on ever important subjects like cyber and knife crime.

“This is a really important piece of work and our team will continue to visit schools to spread these messages and many others to young people in our county.”

If your school would like to book a safety talk visit please visit our website: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/Community_Development/Education_Schools/

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Fire_service_and_police_work_together_to_share_safety_messages_in_schools/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Fire_service_and_police_work_together_to_share_safety_messages_in_schools/ Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Fire service vehicle overturns en-route to incident - Stoke by Nayland *Update*
Friday 10 August

Following the statement issued last night (see below) here is an update on the condition of the crew members involved in the incident in Stoke by Nayland involving one of the Service’s vehicles:

Jo Turton, ECFRS Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, said:

“Thank you to everyone who has sent well wishes for the fire crew involved in the incident last night. The Service is supporting everyone involved in the incident and your kind comments will be passed to the crew.

“Two crew members who were checked over in hospital were able to go home last night with only minor injuries. One crew member, who has a broken arm, is receiving treatment in hospital and is expected to be able to go home soon.”

 


Statement: Thursday 9 August, 9:45pm

Following an incident earlier this evening involving a fire service vehicles in Stoke by Nayland, the Service have issued the following information:

"This evening (Thursday 9 August) at 7:40pm a fire service vehicle overturned while responding on blue lights.

"The off-road vehicle from Manningtree Fire Station was en-route to assist at a field fire in Bulmer. The incident did not involve any other vehicle.

"Two crew members were able to exit the vehicle, and two crew members were released from the vehicle by Suffolk firefighters and the Ambulance Service.

"Three crew members were taken to hospital for further assessment, but their injuries are not life threatening."

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7449/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7449/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Is your home really smoke alarmed? Did you know that smoke alarms alert occupants to just under half of fires in homes?

The reason isn’t because they’re unreliable – they provide the best protection for keeping you and your family safe and giving you a chance of escaping without injury.

The main reason is in fact that the smoke alarms are out of range; because it’s often wrongly believed that just one smoke alarm per house is enough to provide protection.

Think
Think about your own home for a moment…

How many smoke alarms do you have?

When did you last test them?

If you’re unsure on the answers to either of these questions, there’s a good chance you are actually at risk in your own property.

Think of it like this: you may have a smoke alarm in your living room, for example, but if there’s a fire in an upstairs bedroom, how long would it take for the smoke to reach it? It could be far too late.

Top tips
Following our five top tips is the best way to be sure that your home is properly smoke alarmed:

  • Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.
  • Ideally the alarm should be on the ceiling, the middle of a room or on a hallway/landing.
  • Rooms with lots of electrical items like TVs, computers and games consoles should be alarmed – especially if they’re near to sleeping areas.
  • Don’t put alarms in or near kitchens/bathrooms, where smoke and steam can regularly set them off by accident.
  • Replace your smoke alarms every ten years – but test them monthly!

 

Get your FREE smoke alarm!
Now time for some good news: if you don’t have a smoke alarm in your property or would like further advice on fire safety at home, our Home Safety team can arrange for a free visit.

Where necessary, a team member will also fit smoke alarms free of charge… so why not call the team today and arrange your visit?

Call the team today on 0300 303 0088 or fill in our online form.

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Fire on railway embankment - Cowdray Avenue, Colchester Firefighters were called to reports of a fire beside a railway line.

Crews reported on arrival that around 50 metres of the embankment close to Colchester Station was alight.

Firefighters are using dry powder extinguishers to prevent the fire spreading further.

Trains were isolated between Colchester and Ipswich while firefighting took place.

At 1.21pm, firefighters reported that they were continuing to tackle the fire.

The fire was extinguished by 1.34pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7447/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7447/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Homes evacuated following gas leak - Church Lane, A127, Little Warley Firefighters were called to the scene of a gas leak this morning after a vehicle struck a gas main.

15 homes were evacuated as a precaution and a 200 metre cordon was set up.

The exit of the A127 situated nearby was temporarily closed, while the B186, which runs adjacent to Church Lane, was also partially closed.

At 11.24am, firefighters reported that the vehicle involved in the collision had been moved to allow the Gas Board to make repair works.

The scene was left in the hands of the Gas Board soon afterwards.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7446/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7446/ Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Field fire: eight hectares - Thaxted Road, Little Sampford Firefighters were called to reports of a large field fire this afternoon.

On arrival, crews reported that the fire had spread quickly and had covered an area of stubble around the size of eight football pitches.

Firefighters used two Pinzgauers, appliances which allow them to spray water on the fire while moving across terrain, to try and contain the fire and prevent it spreading further.

The fire also affected a number of bushes, hedges and a quad bike.

At 5.40pm, the Incident Commander reported the fire was under control. Crews were dampening down hotspots within the area to reduce the risk of reignition.

At 6.19pm, firefighters were continuing to dampen down and extinguish hotspots. The Incident Commander reported that good progress is being made.

At 7.02pm, the fire was out completely. The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7445/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7445/ Sun, 05 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Fire in public house - Main Road, Hockley Firefighters were called to multiple reports of a fire in a public house this morning.

On arrival, crews reported that the roof of the building, which measures approximately 40 metres by 20 metres, was completely alight.

The Incident Commander immediately requested the support of an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) to allow firefighters to tackle the fire more effectively from height.

Due to the scale of this incident, the adjacent road is likely to be closed for some time. Please avoid the area.

UPDATE - 2.30am: Firefighters have reported that good progress is being made. The incident has been divided into sectors to enable crews to tackle it with as much efficiency as possible. Around 20% of the roof space remains alight.

UPDATE - 4.20am: The Incident Commander has reported that the fire has now been contained and is completely surrounded.

UPDATE - 5.30am: The incident is now being scaled back. 2 fire engines and the ALP will remain at the scene to continue dampening down hotspots.

UPDATE - 7.30am: Three crews remain at the scene and are continuing to monitor the area and extinguish hotspots.

UPDATE - 9.30am: The fire is now fully out. Firefighters have left the scene.

Following an investigation into the cause of the fire, we believe it was caused accidentally.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7444/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7444/ Sat, 04 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Fire leaves family homeless - Rectory Road, Pitsea Firefighters were called to a house fire this evening.

On arrival, crews reported that the whole of the upstairs of an end of terrace property, which measures around eight metres by five metres, was alight.

The fire had also spread to the roof area of the home. Firefighters cut away roof tiles and the building's external wooden materials in an effort to control the fire and prevent it spreading even further.

Due to the amount of damage to the property, the Incident Commander has advised the family will be left homeless as a result of this fire.

The fire was out by 9.55pm. Crews remained at the scene until around 1.30am to continue cutting away areas of the roof and extinguishing hotspots.

The fire was caused after a cigarette ignited bedding materials when one of the occupants fell asleep while smoking.

 

If you're a smoker or someone in your family smokes at home, make sure you follow our advice to stay safe:

  • Never smoke in bed! Remember: if you need to lie down, don’t light up.
  • Take extra care when you're tired, if you have been drinking alcohol or if you're taking any sort of drugs - it's very easy to fall asleep while your cigarette is burning.
  • Never leave lit cigarettes unattended - even in an ashtray. They can easily overbalance as they burn down.
  • If you are using an ashtray, don't let ash and cigarette ends don't build up - these can also cause fires.
  • Fit and maintain a smoke alarm - a working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and call 999.
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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7442/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7442/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - vehicle overturned - Cowdray Avenue, Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision this evening.

On arrival crews reported that one female was trapped following the incident, which involved two vehicles.

One of the vehicles had also been left on its side.

Crews worked hard to free the casualty by 8.18pm, before leaving her in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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