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, 14 Dec 201813:26:00 GMT Fire in pub kitchen deep fat fryer - High Street, Roydon Firefighters were called to a small fire in a pub kitchen which was started by a deep fat fryer.

When crews arrived they found that the staff had already evacuated everyone from the pub.

Firefighters used dry powder extinguisher and then fire blankets to completely put the fire out. The fire was successfully contained to the fryer.

Incidents like these show how important it is to make sure that if you have a deep fat fryer - either a large commercial kitchen one or one you use at home - it is very important to keep it well maintained and cleaned regulary as a build up of grease can ignite very easily.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7606/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7606/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Farm house fire in Epping - Epping Road, Epping Crews were called to a fire at a farm house in Epping Road, Epping, after a neighbour heard the smoke alarm and called 999. 

On arrival firefighters reported that there was a fire on the first floor of the property which had spread to the roof space, and the whole house was heavily smoke logged. 

Firefighters worked hard to stop the fire spreading any further and extinguished it by 7.40pm.

Crews then stayed on site for some time to dampen down hotspots and ensure the area was safe.

A large section of the first floor and roof have been completely destroyed by the fire. 

An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire. 

 

Ongar, Old Harlow and Epping crews are made up of on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to attend an incident when called by the fire service. We are recruiting on-call firefighters all over Essex. Interested? Visit join.essex-fire.gov.uk for more information.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7605/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7605/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Machine alight in warehouse - Rochehall Way, Rochford Firefighters were called to an industrial warehouse after reports that a machine has caught alight. 

On arrival firefighters reported that a large grinding machine was 100% alight and the building was 100% smoke logged. 

Firefighters worked quickly to isolate the machine and bring the fire under control, extinguishing it by 11.55am.

Firefighters then used Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fans to clear the building of smoke. 

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental. 

The machine has been completely destroyed, along with a number of surrounding ones. The building did not suffer any fire damage.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7603/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7603/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Flat fire - Romeland, Waltham Abbey Crews were called to a flat in Romeland, Waltham Abbey, after passers by noticed smoke coming from the building. 

On arrival firefighters reported that there was a well developed fire in a bedroom and the whole flat was smoke logged. 

Firefighters extinguished the fire by midday. 

The flat has suffered extensive fire and smoke damage and is no longer habitable. 

Following an investigation the cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental. 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7604/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7604/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - two vehicles - Holland Road, Clacton-on-Sea Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision this morning.

On arrival, crews advised that one person was trapped following the incident.

Firefighters worked to release the casualty by 10.23am, before leaving them in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7602/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7602/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Two people rescued from house fire - no working smoke alarms - Two people have been rescued after a fire started in their house while they were sleeping.

Crews were called to the house in Sailsbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, after a neighbour smelled smoke and called 999. 

On arrival firefighters reported that the fire was confined to the downstairs hallway and two people were trapped in an upstairs bedroom. 

Firefighters used ladders to reach the occupants and rescue them through the bedroom window. 

Meanwhile two more crews began fighting the fire in the hallway, quickly brought it under control and extinguished it by 1.40am. 

The casualties were left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

Watch Manager Daniel Wastell, Southend Fire Station, said:

"There were no working smoke alarms in the house, so had it not been for the neighbours smelling smoke and reporting the fire this incident could have had a very different outcome. 

"Incidents like this show how important it is to have a working smoke alarm in your home.

"Smoke alarms give you early warning of a fire in your home, so you have time to get out, stay out and cal the fire service out." 

The hallway has been left fire damaged and the house is smoke damaged throughout. 

Following an investigation the cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate. 

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service want every home in Essex to have working smoke alarms. You can get them fitted for FREE by booking a home safety visit. Call us on: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7600/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7600/ Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
House fire - safety advice issued - Leigh Hall Road, Leigh-on-Sea A house has been left damaged after a fire started in an airing cupboard. 

Firefighters were called to the property in Leigh Hall Road, Leigh-on-Sea, after the homeowner smelled smoke and called 999.

On arrival firefighters reported that the fire, which had started after an emersion tank over-heated, had spread throughout the airing cupboard, along the first floor of the house and into the roof space. 

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 11.20pm. 

Watch Manager Angus Neale, Leigh Fire Station, said:

"Although the homeowner had a woking smoke alarm in the property, there was not one on every floor level, meaning there was a delay in discovering the fire. 

"We always recommend a working smoke alarm on every level of a property, to alert you to the first sign of smoke and fire."

The house has suffered around 20% fire damage and 80% smoke damaged. 

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service want every home in Essex to have working smoke alarms. You can get them fitted for FREE by booking a home safety visit. Call us on: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7601/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7601/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Barn fire - The Marshes, Southminster Crews were called to a farm in Southminster after reports of a barn fire. 

On arrival firefighters reported that about a quarter of the barn, which measured around 50m x 10m, was alight.

Crews extinguished the fire by 6.30pm.

The roof space of the barn has suffered some fire damage.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental, due to an electrical fault.

Both Tillingham and Burnham-on-Crouch crews are made up of on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to attend an incident when called by the fire service. We are recruiting on-call firefighters all over Essex. Interested? Visit join.essex-fire.gov.uk for more information.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7598/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7598/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Car strikes house - Araglen Avenue, South Ockendon Crews were called to an address in South Ockendon after reports of a car striking a house. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one person was trapped in their car and that the car had collided with an external gas meter.

Firefighters liaised with the National Grid to ensure the scene was safe.

Firefighters worked to release the casualty and leave them in the care of the Ambulance  Service by 3.35pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7597/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7597/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Road traffic collision on M25 - M25, Dartford Crews were called to a road traffic collision on the M25 at junction 30 for the A13 sliproad.

On arrival firefighters reported that four vehicles were involved two females were trapped in two seperate cars.

Firefighters worked to release the casualties and left them in the care of the Ambulance Service at 9.40am.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7596/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7596/ Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Vehicles stuck in rising water - The Strood, West Mersea Crews were called to West Mersea after reports of a number of cars getting stuck in the high tide on The Strood.

On arrival crews reported that 16 people were stick in five vehicles - four cars and a bus - in the rising water.

Crews, including one wading team, evacuated the people in the cars and directed them through the water, which was around knee height, to the bus. 

The RNLI was also in attendance as a precautionary measure.

Once all affected people were on the bus the water level had started to lower and the bus drove them all away safely.

Watch Manager Philip Stevens, Brightlingsea Fire Station, said:

"We urge everyone to take extra care when crossing The Strood or any road which is flooded. 

"Driving into floodwater and hoping for the best is not a sensible option and is highly risky; by the time you find out the water is too deep you are already trapped.

"Check to make sure the road is clear, if you can't be sure, find an alternative route or wait for the water levels to drop."

*Screenshot image courtesy of stroodcam.co.uk

Both West Mersea and Brightlingsea crews are made up of on-call firefighters; people who live or work within five minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to attend an incident when called by the fire service. We are recruiting on-call firefighters all over Essex. Interested? Visit join.essex-fire.gov.uk for more information.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7595/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7595/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Woman rescued from house fire - Iris Close, Pilgrims Hatch A woman has been rescued from a house fire after a neighbour heard the smoke alarm. 

Crews were called to a semi-detached house in Iris Close, Pilgrims Hatch, when a resident called 999 after hearing their neighbour's smoke alarm and then noticing smoke coming from the building. 

On arrival firefighters reported that smoke and fire was coming from the rear and side of the property, and looked as though it had spread from the ground floor up into the roof area.

Firefighters began tackling the fire, both from the side of the house, and by gaining entry through the front door. 

On entering the property, which was 100% smoke logged, crews reported that they had discovered a woman in the living room.

Firefighters brought the woman outside and administered first aid until the Ambulance Service arrived. 

Crews inside the building continued to tackle the fire, which appears to have started in the kitchen, and at 9pm reported that the main fire was out and they would continue to dampen down any hotspots. 

Brentwood Fire Station's Watch Manager, Peter Dunn, said:

"Despite difficult access our crews brought the fire under control quickly.

"We also worked quickly to search the house when we were unsure if anyone was inside, and firefighters did a fantastic job of rescuing the casualty and administering first aid until the Ambulance Service arrived. 

"This incident highlights how important it is to have a working smoke alarm, to alert yourself and others to the first sign of smoke and fire.

"Had it not been for the neighbour hearing the smoke alarm it could have been some time before the fire was noticed and we were called."

The house has suffered fire damage to the kitchen area and roof area, and smoke damage throughout the property. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out.

 

We want every home in Essex to have the excellent protection of working smoke alarms. Call us to book a home safety visit - we will provide and fit smoke alarms completely FREE of charge.

Call: 0300 303 0088 or book online: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7594/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7594/ Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Two people rescued from flat fire - Bruton Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea Two people have been rescued after a fire started in their flat while they were sleeping.

Crews were called to the flat in Bruton Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, after a neighbour smelled smoke and called 999. 

On arrival firefighters knocked on the door, and when there was no response assumed no one was at home, so broke the door down to get in. 

Firefighters immediately searched the flat, which was full of smoke, and found two people asleep in the bedroom. 

The crews woke the occupants and led them outside to safety before tackling the fire which was in the kitchen. 

Firefighters extinguished the fire and cleared the flat of smoke by 8.45am.

Watch Manager Dean Riley said:

"Crews worked quickly search the flat and rescue the occupants. 

"The fire was caused by a pan which had caught alight after the hob was left on overnight, and was producing a lot of smoke.

"If we had not arrived when we did this could have been a very different outcome. 

 "Over half of house fires start in the kitchen - it is vital it is to ensure everything is switched off after you've been cooking. 

"If you have been drinking alcohol or are tired then do not to cook - it's much safer to grab a takeaway.

"Thankfully no major damage was done here, but please always make sure you always follow our kitchen safety advice."

The house has suffered some smoke damage. 

ECFRS kitchen safety advice:

  • Avoid leaving children in the kitchen alone when cooking on the hob.  Keep matches and saucepan handles out of their reach to keep them safe.
  • Make sure saucepan handles don’t stick out – so they don’t get knocked off the stove.
  • Take care if you’re wearing loose clothing – this can easily catch fire.
  • Keep tea towels and cloths away from the cooker and hob.
  • Double check the cooker is off when you’ve finished cooking.
  • Take care if you need to leave the kitchen whilst cooking, take pans off the heat or turn them down to avoid risk.

ECFRS wants all homes in Essex to have a working smoke alarm. Book your free Home Fire Safety Visit here: www.essex-fire.gov.uk/book

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7593/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7593/ Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Nayland Road, Colchester - Road traffic collision Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one person was trapped in their car and removed the roof to release them. 

The causalty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service at 9.40pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7592/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7592/ Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Fire in commercial building - Roding Lane, Chigwell Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire in a commercial building.

Crews reported on arrival that there was a fire within a sauna, which measures approximately 10 metres by five metres.

The fire within the sauna was extinguished by 6.08pm, but unfortunately it had already spread quickly to the building's roof area.

At 8pm, the Incident Commander reported that firefighters were continuing to work to contain the fire and prevent it spreading further.

At 10pm, two fire engines remained at the scene and good progress was being made towards extinguishing the fire.

At 11pm, firefighters were continuing to tackle the fire. Much of the roof remained alight.

Firefighters left the scene at around 3am and revisited later in the morning to ensure it was still safe.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will go ahead.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7591/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7591/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - vehicle in ditch - Smiths Green Lane, Takeley Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision this afternoon.

On arrival, crews advised that the incident involved one vehicle, which had left the roadway and entered a nearby ditch.

An elderly lady was left trapped in the vehicle following the collision. Firefighters worked to release her from the vehicle by 10.39am before leaving her in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7590/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7590/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Firefighters rescue man following fall on ship - London Gateway, Firefighters came to the assistance of a man who suffered a fall at an industrial site this morning.

The man, who fell around three metres from a floor onto a ship below, was initially left unable to move following an awkward landing.

Firefighters gained access to the ship and successfully lifted the man onto the deck below by 1.04pm, before leaving him in the care of the Ambulance Service's Hazardous Area Response Team.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7589/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7589/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
PICTURE: Sunlight on mirror causes house fire - Third Avenue, Firefighters were called to reports of a house fire this morning after sunlight on a mirror caused a desk to ignite.

Crews advised that the fire was burning inside a bedroom in a detached two-storey property upon arrival.

The fire was out by 11.58am. Firefighters used a saw to cutaway the area of the desk that had been affected, before using positive pressure ventilation fans to clear the room of smoke.

Fortunately, no-one was injured and the house has escaped major damage.

However, this incident shows how easy it is for magnifying or reflective objects to cause fires. Please ensure there are no such objects on your window sils or anywhere in your home where they are in direct sunlight.

This property also had no smoke alarms fitted - meaning the occupants weren't alerted as quickly as they may otherwise have been. If you don't have any working smoke alarms in your home, we'll fit them for free - simply visit essex-fire.gov.uk/book to arrange your Home Fire Safety Visit.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7588/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7588/ Sun, 02 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - three vehicles - A12, Brentwood Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision this evening.

On arrival, crews reported that three vehicles were involved in the incident, which happened on the southbound carriageway and had left one female trapped in her vehicle.

Firefighters worked hard to release the casualty by 10.17pm, before leaving her in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7587/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7587/ Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:26:00 GMT
House fire - caused by candle - Hamlet Drive, Colchester Firefighters were called to a house fire in Colchester this evening after a candle fell over and caught a bed alight.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire very quickly, but the bedroom where the fire started has been destroyed and the top floor of the house has suffered smoke damage.

Watch Manager Richard Lark from Colchester Fire Station, said:
"Candles had been left on a window sil and the window was open. A gust of wind blew over the candles onto the bed which then quickly caught alight.

"Incident like this show how important is it to use candles safely. It is very important that they are placed somewhere they can not fall or be knocked over.

"Keep you family safe by following our candle fire safety advice:

  • Make sure candles are secured in a proper holder and are away from materials that may catch fire - like curtains.
  • Children should not be left alone with lit candles.
  • Put candles out when you leave the room, and make sure they’re put out completely at night.
  • Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room, but avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, sooting, and excessive dripping.
  • Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
  • Don’t move candles once they are lit.
  • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations on burn time and proper use.
  • Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause flaring.

 

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7585/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7585/ Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:26:00 GMT