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Roof fire

Maltings Close, Bures Hamlet
08/04/2021 @ 04:04
Incident Number: 142057
In attendance: 2 x Colchester, 2 x Halstead, 1 x Wivenhoe, 1 x Chelmsford (ALP)


*Update 5:30pm* An investigation into the cause of the fire found it started accidentally in the chimney.

*Update 2pm* Crews remain at the scene to monitor hotspots while our Fire Investigation Officers carry out their investigation into the cause of the fire.

Our Urban Search and Rescue Team is using their specialist cameras to assist with the investigation.

*Update 7am* Crews at the scene report that the fire is now out. An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

*Update 6am* The officer in charge reported that the fire was under control and firefighters are working extremely hard to contain the fire to the roof space. Due to the location of the fire, firefighters used the aerial ladder platform to tackle the fire from above.

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire in two semi-detached houses in Bures Hamlet early this morning (Thursday 8 April).

When the fire crews arrived at the properties they reported that the roof space of both of the properties were affected by fire, and called for additional support including the Service's aerial ladder platform (ALP) which is used to pour water on fires from above.

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