Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Firefighters remove dangerous icicle from high street

03/03/2018 @ 14:26
Incident Number: 73164
In attendance: 2 x Southend (1 x Aerial Ladder Platform)

Firefighters made a busy high street safe this afternoon after being alerted to a large icicle in a precarious position.

The icicle was hanging from the roof of a shop and was in danger of falling onto the pavement below - posing a risk to shoppers and pedestrians.

Fire crews immediately cordoned off the area as a precaution and then called for the assistance of an Aerial Ladder Platform (a specialist appliance which allows firefighters to work from height), to allow them to remove the icicle.

The area was made safe by 3.47pm.

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