Fire at hotel
Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay
29/01/2018 @ 01:35
Incident Number: 71137
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Shoeburyness
Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at a hotel this morning.
On arrival crews reported that a building separate to the main hotel which is used to store laundry, measuring approximately 10 metres by 15 metres, was completely alight.
At 2.08am, firefighters had surrounded the fire and ensured that there was no risk of it spreading further.
The fire was extinguished by 2.32am. Fire crews remained at the scene until 3.28am, after using a Thermal Imaging Camera to identify remaining hotspots.
One person was left in the care of the Ambulance Service after suffering from smoke inhalation.
A full investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.