Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Smoke alarms alert residents to oven fire

Navigation Road, Chelmsford
21/05/2020 @ 19:20
Incident Number: 123267
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire in Navigation Road, Chelmsford after residents heard their smoke alarms going off. The residents were able to get out of the house, stay out and call the Fire Service out.

On arrival, crews reported that there was a fire in the kitchen of a terraced house and worked to extinguish it by 7:40pm.

The fire was caused by an electrical fault in the oven.

Crew Manager Nathan Godfrey from Chelmsford Fire Station said: “This incident shows just how important it is to have working smoke alarms in your home. If a fire starts in the night or while you’re not home with no smoke alarms to alert others, it could quickly destroy your home and neighbouring houses. 

“We will fit smoke alarms for free if you or someone you know doesn’t have any working smoke alarms. Book your visit today at”

Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?

We want everyone in Essex to have a working smoke alarm on every level of their home and will fit them for free if you haven't got any. Please book a free home fire safety visit today at or call 0330 303 0088

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