Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Fire in sheltered accommodation

Southend Road, Wickford
18/07/2021 @ 16:31
Incident Number: 148299
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Corringham

A resident of sheltered accommodation was led to safety after a fire in a room in Wickford on Sunday afternoon.

Crews reported on arrival that the woman had been rescued by on-site staff and other residents had been evacuated as a precaution.

Firefighters used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the large volume of smoke which had built up within the premises.

Fortunately, no-one was harmed and the property has avoided significant damage.

The fire was extinguished by 4.51pm. We believe the fire was caused by an electrical fault.


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