Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Shop fire

High Road, Benfleet
18/08/2019 @ 05:44
Incident Number: 106944
In attendance: 2 x Basildon, 1 x Leigh

Firefighters were called to a fire in a shop in Benfleet this morning (Sunday 18 August).

When fire crews arrived they reported that the flats above and next to the shop were filled with smoke, but thankfully the occupants had been safely evacuated. Firefighters got to work quickly tackling the fire. 

A total of five people from the flats were left in the care of the Ambulance Service after breathing in smoke.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 6:45am. An investigtaion will be carried out to find the cause of the fire.

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