Essex County Fire and Rescue Service http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk Essex County Fire and Rescue Service : News Feed Copyright 2017, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Mon, 24 Apr 201701:45:00 GMT Road traffic collision - one male casualty - A12, Ingatestone Firefighters assisted at the scene of a road traffic collision on the A12 between junction 13 and 14.

Fire crews worked with the paramedics to release one male casualty.

The casualty was released by 2:10pm and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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Be Water Aware Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Water Safety and Drowning Prevention campaign - Be Water Aware, which launched today (Monday 24 April).

The campaign raises awareness of the dangers of everyday activities near water after statistics show that nearly 50% of people who accidently drown in the UK never intended to enter the water.

Latest statistics show that in 2015, 321 people died after tripping, falling or simply underestimating the risks associated with being near water.

It is estimated that for every drowning fatality there are eight incidents which leave people with life changing injuries.

The Chief Fire Officers Association’s water safety Lead, Dawn Whittaker, said: "Most people would be shocked to hear that those people drowning, such as runners and walkers, just happen to be near water. They are unaware of the risks and are totally unprepared for the scenario of ending up in the water.

“By highlighting this issue and making sure simple safety messages reach them we hope to reduce the number of these needless deaths."

Lisa Mitson, Community Safety Officer, said: “As part of the campaign we’ve been distributing safety information to schools, colleges and fishing clubs to help spread or safety messages.

“We’ll also be visiting various reservoirs and reserves this week and the RNLI and sailing clubs across the County have offered us their support in spreading our messages.

“We want people to really enjoy being near the water but to be aware of the relevant risks, even if they’re not intending on going in.”

Working as part of the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF), the NFCC aims to reduce the number of drownings in UK waters by 50% by 2026.

You can join the campaign on social media by using the hashtag #BeWaterAware and read ECFRS’s water safety and drowning prevention advice.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Be_Water_Aware/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/news/Be_Water_Aware/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one female casualty - Elm Road, Southend Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision.

Fire crews cut the roof off one vehicle to release one female casualty by 3:10pm. The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6604/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6604/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Garage fire - Shirley Gardens, Pitsea Firefighters were called to a fire in a garage which had spread into the roof space of three adjoining garages.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 12:15pm.

One garage has been completely destroyed and the three other garages suffered some fire and smoke damage.

The cause of the incident has been recorded as accidental, most likely to be an electrical fault.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6603/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6603/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Fire in roof of house - Ladywell Lane, Chelmsford Firefighters were called to a fire in the roof of a large detached house in Sandon, Chelmsford.

The alarm was raised by the occupants who noticed smoke coming from a light fitting in the ceiling. The family of four immediately evacuated the house and called 999.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went into the house and managed to quickly extinguish the fire by 11:10pm.

The roof has been badly damaged by the fire, and the first floor has suffered water damage, including damage from the water tank which was in the loft space and spilt during the fire. The house is not habitable.

The cause of the fire was found to be an electrical fault in a light fitting.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6602/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6602/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Timber building on fire - Lawton Road, Loughton Crews were called to a derelict timer building which was on fire.

On arrival firefighters reported that the building was 100% alight.

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 9.30pm.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6601/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6601/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Fire destroys wooden building - PHOTO - Clockhouse Way, Braintree Crews were called to a fire in a wooden building in Braintree this afternoon (Tuesday 18 April).

On arrival firefighters reported that the building, which was mainly used for storage, was 100% alight.

Crews extinguished the fire by 6pm.

The building has been completely destroyed.

The cause has been recorded as deliberate.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6600/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6600/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Garage fire - Frobisher Gardens, Grays Crews were called to a fire in a double garage.

On arrival firefighters reported that the garage was 100% alight and worked to extinguish it by midnight.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6599/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6599/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Flat fire - family rescued - Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea Firefighters rescued three people afer a fire broke out in a flat in Westcliff this evening (Monday 17 April).

When firefighters arrived at the property they reported the first floor flat was 100% alight and a family of three in the flat above were still inside.

Station Officer Barrie May, said:

"The family who were trapped in their flat were kept calm over the phone by our control operators, who gave them constant reassurance that we were working as quickly as possible to reach them. 

"As soon as we arrived, six firefighters entered the flat wearing breathing apparatus to rescue two adults and a child. 

"Both our control operators and our firefighters did a fantastic job in ensuring the family were kept informed, reassured and safe."

Crews extinguished the fire by 8:40pm.

The flat that the fire stated in is 100% fire damaged and the flat above suffered smoke damage. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place tomorrow.

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6598/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6598/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Fatal road traffic collision - Brickmans Hill, Bradfield Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving one vehicle. 

On arrival crews reported that the vehicle had collided with a bridge and a female was trapped in her car. 

Crews worked to release the causalty but sadly she was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Essex Police have appealed for witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6597/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6597/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - High Road, Chigwell Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. 

On arrival firefighters reported that one person was trapped in their vehicle and worked to release them by 5.25am. 

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. 

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6596/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6596/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Large pile of rubbish alight - Arterial Road, Rayleigh Crews were called to a fire at Arterial Road, Rayleigh, just off the A127, during the early hours of this morning (Monday 17 April). 

On arrival firefighters reported that a large pile of rubbish, measuring around the size of a football field, was alight. 

Crews worked to extinguish the fire by 5.45am.

One crew remained on site to check for hotspots and ensure the scene was safe. 

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6595/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6595/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Rubbish on fire - Ongar Road, Chelmsford Crews were called to a fire in Ongar Road, Chelmsford, this evening (Sunday 16 April).

On arrival firefighters reported that a large pile of rubbish, measuring around 10m x 3m, was 100% alight. 

Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire by 9.40pm. 

Although the cause of the fire has been recorded as unknown, it is likely that is started after a bonfire became uncontrollable.  

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6594/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6594/ Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Restaurant fire - PHOTO - Market Place, Abridge Firefighters are currently tackling a fire in a restaurant in Market Square, Abridge. 

Police officers reported the fire after they passed the building and saw smoke coming from the roof.

When crews arrived they reported the two storey building, which measures approximately 30m x 20m, was full of smoke and fire could be seen in the roof area of the building.

The road has been shut so firefighters can safely deal with the fire.

Update 6:15am - The officer in charge reports crews are making good progress tackling the fire.

Update 7am - The fire has been extinguished. Crews will remain on scene to check for any remaining hot spots.

Approximately 10% of the building has suffered fire damage. Fire crews did an excellent job to stop the fire spreading to the rest of the building. The fire was contained to an area in the roof at the back of the building.

Update 12 noon - Crews have now checked for hotspots and confirmed the scene is cool.

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

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6592/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6592/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Outbuilding alight - Jubilee Avenue, Chelmsford Firefighters were called to a fire in an outbuilding at the rear of a garden in Chelmsford.

When crews arrived they reported the brick built outbuilding which measured approximately 6m x 10m was completely alight. The building was used as storage.

Fire crews managed to extinguish the fire by 7am. One fire engine remained at the scene to dampen down hot spots.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental, most likely caused by electrical.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6591/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6591/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Four derelict properties alight - PHOTOS - Southchurch Road, Southend Firefighters were called to reports of a fire involving derelict properties in Southchurch Avenue, Southend.

When fire crews arrived at the property they reported four terraced derelict houses were completely alight.

Crews quickly got the fire under control using the Aerial Ladder Platform to pour water on the fire from above, and firefighters with hoses from the outside of the properties. The properties have been completely destroyed.

Firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to an adjoining property.

The fire was extinguished at 1:40am.

The cause of the fire is thought to have been a small deliberate fire in the garden of one of the derelict houses which then spread to the properties. The incident has been left in the care of the Police and council to secure the scene.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6590/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6590/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Bonfire spreads to garden outbuilding - Warren Lane, Stanway Firefighters were called to a fire involving a garden outbuilding (measuring approx. 4m x 5m) after a bonfire spread out of control.

When crews arrived they reported the wooden structure was completely on fire.

The outbuilding contained several gas cylinders, so firefighters carefully cooled them using water and then moved them away from the fire.

The structure has been completely destroyed. Firefighters had extinguish the fire by 3:10pm.

Incidents like this show how important it is to take extra care if having a bonfire in your garden. Here are our safety tips:

  • Site the bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs
  • Never leave the bonfire burning unattended
  • Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side
  • NEVER use flammable liquids - paraffin or petrol - to light the fire
  • Don't burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint and bottles
  • Keep everyone away from the fire - especially children, who must be supervised at all times
  • Pour water on the embers before leaving
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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6589/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6589/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - car and bus - Chelmsford Road, Mountnessing Firefighters were called to assist at the scene of a road traffic collision involving a car and a single decker bus.

Fire crews assisted the Ambulance Service with one male casualty from the car. Firefighters made the scene safe and left the scene at 2:30pm.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6588/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6588/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Road traffic collision - one casualty - Warren Lane, Stanway Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

Firefighters worked with paramedics to help release one female casualty from the vehicle. The casulty was released by 11am and left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6587/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6587/ Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Five fuel tankers on fire - PHOTOS - Botany Way, Purfleet Firefighters are at the scene of a large fire involved five fuel tankers on an industrial estate in Purfleet.

Four fire engines and a number of specialist fire appliances including our Foam Lorry, Hose Layer and Water Bowser are at the scene tackling the fire.

Essex Police are at the scene to provide a safe corden around the incident. There are no reported injuries.

Update 11pm - Firefighters are continuing to tackle the fire. Firefighters have set up a reliable water supply using the Service's Water Bowser (a large water tanker). The fire service have contacted the train line services to ensure no trains pass during the incident as the train line runs very close by.

Update 12am - The fire is under control and is almost out. Crews are using foam to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible. Foam is used to tackle fuel fires as it forms a blanket-like cover over the fire to smother the fire.

Update 12:30am - The fire has been extinguished. Crews will now dampen down and ensure all hot spots are fully extinguished.

The Incident Commander, Martyn Hare said:

"When we arrived at the incident we found all five fuel lorries well alight. The smoke could been seen from miles away, and we immediately ordered our specialist appliances including the Foam unit to help tackle the fire.

"A total of five fuel lorries were involved with the fire. One lorry was empty, the other four lorries had a combined load of 45,000 litres of fuel (diesel and kerosene).

"Our priorities were to contain the fire and not let it spread to the surrounding area. We also had to make sure we contained the water running off the fire to minimalise the impact on the environment.

"Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire extremely quickly. We used foam to tackle the fire as it forms a blanket like cover over the fire and suffocates it which helps to extinguish it quickly.

"Once the fire was extinguished and we had extinguished most of the hot spots we were able to reduce the number of fire engines at the scene.

"An investigation will take place to establish the cause of the fire".

Update 3:30am - Firefighters have checked the whole incident area for hot spots and have confirmed all is safe and sufficiently cooled. The last fire engine has now left the incident.

The investigation is still on-going, however at this stage we believe the cause of the fire is not suspicious and possibly started due to an electrical fault.

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http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6586/ http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i6586/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT