Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Outbuilding fire caused by incinerator

Coppins Road, Clacton
24/03/2020 @ 16:26
Incident Number: 120157
In attendance: 2 x Clacton

Firefighters in Clacton have issued advice about bonfires and using incinerators after crews attended a third bonfire related incident in the area in less than a week.

Firefighters were called to a fire in Clacton this afternoon.

On arrival, crews reported the roof space of an outbuilding, measuring 20m x 10m, was 100% alight.

Crews worked to extinguish the fire by 5:09pm and were able to contain the damage to the roof space of the outbuilding.

The fire started after an incinerator fire spread to the outbuilding.

Watch Manager Jim Bowyer from Clacton Fire Station said: “This is the third bonfire related fire we’ve been to this week in the area and I’d really like to urge the public to follow our advice when it comes to bonfires and using incinerators. Please never leave them unattended and always have water nearby.”

Follow our outdoor fire safety advice:

  • Site the bonfire or fire pit well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs
  • Never leave the fire 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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