Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Smoke alarms alert man to kitchen fire

Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh
01/10/2021 @ 02:19
Incident Number: 153360
In attendance: 1 x Rayleigh Weir, 1 x Hawkwell

Working smoke alarms alerted a man to a fire in his kitchen during the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were called to a flat fire in Rawreth Lane, Rayleigh at 2:19am.

On arrival, crews reported that the kitchen was heavily smoke logged after a pan had caught fire on the hob.

Crews extinguished the fire by 2:58am. The kitchen suffered some smoke damage.

Do you have working smoke alarms in your home?

Smoke alarms save lives. They can alert your family as well as your neighbours and passers by to a fire in your home if you're not in.

We recommend you have at least one working smoke alarm on every level of your home and that you test them at least once a month.

If you or someone you know doesn’t have working smoke alarms at home, please get in touch with our Service. Visit or call 0300 303 0088.

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If you live or work within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station, you could be an on-call firefighter.

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