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Fire in garage

Seaway, Canvey
04/06/2020 @ 10:47
Incident Number: 124204
In attendance: 1 x Canvey, 1 x Basildon


Crews stopped a garage fire spreading to a house on Canvey Island.

Firefighters were called to Seaway today at 10.47am and found the garage completely alight.

Crews extinguished the fire by 11.37am and prevented it from damaging the house.

A man needed treatment after suffering smoke inhalation but was conscious and breathing. He was left in the care of the ambulance service.

UK Power Networks were called because the fire had damaged the property's electrical supply.

It is believed the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette and has been recorded as accidental.


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Some of the firefighters who attended this incident are on-call firefighters who live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and are paid to protect their local community. 

To find out more about the role and how you can apply, visit: join.essex-fire.gov.uk/on-call


Smoking in your home

If you're a smoker or you have a smoker living in your house, make sure cigarettes are fully extinguished.

Take extra care when you’re tired, taking any sort of drugs or have been drinking alcohol. It’s very easy to fall asleep while your cigarette is still burning. And never smoke in bed - if you need to lie down, don’t light up. 

Never leave lit cigarettes unattended - they can easily overbalance as they burn down.

Use a proper, heavy ashtray that can’t tip over easily and is made of a material that won’t burn.

Fit and maintain a smoke alarm - a working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and call 999

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